The second race in the Borders Cross-Country Series took place at Galashiels on Sunday 30th November, with a large number of runners braving the icy cold conditions to get some good results on the day.
In the junior race, Alex Noble came in 3rd in a time of 14:15, with Bruce Lindsay taking 10th place in 15:11 and Adam Redpath in 14th place in a time of 15:10. Cameron and Hamish Law finished in 15:33 and 16:37 respectively, with Campbell Patterson finishing in 16:46, Katie Proudfoot 17:53, Joseph Kowbel 18:04, Emma Yule 18:27, Joanne Lindsay 18:34, Greg Noble 20:18, Nicole Turner 21:18, Katrina Maguire 21:35, Megan McLaren 23:11, Isabelle Taylor 23:28, Rebecca Turner 23:40 and Ruth Kowbel 23:50 added towards an impressive field.
The numbers in the junior race were a little lower as several were competing in events at Kelvinhall, but Dunbar was again well represented by Hamish and Cameron Law finishing in 12th and 13th place with times of 10:29 and 10:32. Cory Smith finished in 12:07 with Katie Proudfoot finishing in 12:07. Also completing the race were Megan McLaren 14:14, Katrina Maguire 14:28, Isabelle Taylor 14:39 and Ruth Kowbel 17:12.
In the senior race, Andrew Crichton took second place overall finishing in an excellent time of 23:07 with Stuart Hay in 22nd place with 26:48. Richard Taylor finished in 30:13. Rhona Anderson was first East Lothian woman home in 30:44. Neil Teather 33:27, Steve Pattison 33:42, Anne Hay 33:48, Andy Anderson 35:13, Jamie Cherrie 35:40, Emma Taylor 36:51 and Mary Pattison 37:24 all enjoyed the race on the day.
Suzanne McCulloch 1:10 59:20
Neil Jones 0:57 55:29
JJ Wallace 56:00
Vicky Hannan 1:05 1:05:05
Sandra Curran 1:00 1:00:40
Rona Starr 1:11:04
Morag Haddow 1:13:13
Sarah Madden 1:10 1:13:13
Steve Pattison 0:57 1:01:26
Mary Pattison 0:57 1:01:26
Jamie Cherrie 0:57 1:01:26
Val Herring 0:55 1:01:26
Clarissa Berry 0:55 1:01:26
Brian Davidson 0:47 53:36
Finlay Smith 1:45 1:39:30
Neil Scott 1:55 1:49:42
John Hughes 1:55 1:49:56
Clare Simpson 2:05 2:00:38
Fiona Brewster 2:07 2:04:12
Judith Donaldson 2:05 2:05:43
Stuart Hay 1:24 1:24:14
Pete McIvor 1:45 1:45:29
Neil Teather 1:45 1:50:58
Anne Hay 1:50 1:56:49
Paddy McDonald 1:39:14
Theresa Leslie 2:07 2:19:57
Sheila Morrison 2:07 2:19:57
I would be very grateful if you could advertise the Nigel Barge 10k Memorial Road Race to the members of your club.
This is one of the oldest annually run races in the UK, having been run every year since 1943. It was organised by Kenneth Barge, a former member of the Maryhill Harriers committee, in memory of his son, Nigel, who died at Dunkirk. Nigel was an outstanding officer who had trained as a Royal Engineer, before helping to prepare and map defenses at Dunkirk. He was also a trained pilot and a keen athlete. This race is run in association with Scottish Athletics.
The race will take place at 2pm on the 3rd January 2009 with registration, parking, changing and refreshments at Garscube Sports Complex, Maryhill Road, Glasgow.
Please note the NEW VENUE - in the past the race has started from the Garscube estate, but changing has been elsewhere - this year it will all be in the one place!
Thank you for your time and help,
Last weekend saw the twentieth season of the Borders Series of cross-country races get off to a great start on with 260 runners signing up for the first race at Lauder. All the runners were tested with a muddy, undulating course which also incorporated several stream crossings.
In the junior race, Dunbar were well represented with Adam Redpath finishing in 6th place overall in a time of 13:11 and club mate Cameron Law finishing with an impressive sprint to the line to take 10th place in 13:22. Bruce Lindsay took 13th place in 13:57, with Campbell Patterson taking 16th place in 14:29. A good race was also had by Emma Yule 15:42, Joanne Lindsay 16:40, Katie Proudfoot 16:53, Joseph Kowbel 16:56, Cory Smith 16:58, Nicole Turner 17:19, Freya Renwick 17:34, Isabelle Taylor 19:05, Katrina Maguire 19:44, Megan McLaren 20:07, Kirsty Wilson 23:46, Ruth Kowbel 23:53 and Rebecca Turner 25:12.
In the senior race, seventeen year old Andrew Crichton of Dunbar RC took the lead finishing 2 seconds ahead of Brian Marshall of HELP in an impressive 26:13, Ian Sills finished in 22nd place overall in 29:16, followed by club mates Ian Rowland 29:38, George Gilhooly 29:47 and Stuart Hay 30:08. Other runners making a good start to the series were Ross Combe 31:42, Rhona Anderson 33:56, Anne Hay 37:35, Neil Teather 37:47, Andrew Anderson 37:53, Emma Taylor 41:03, Mary Pattison 41:06 and Jane Timms 47:19.
All runners are looking forward to the next race in the series in Galashiels at the end of the month.
Invitations for the below are open to any Dunbar runners. It's a handicap race so authentication of any estimated times submitted will be required! Afraid access can't be given to the plant so no post race showers etc will be available, but there's always the North Sea.......From Trevor Collins at Torness :
Date to be finalised, but probably Friday 19thDec avoiding the station Xmas lunch day (23rd).
The popular Jedburgh Half Marathon took place on 19th October, attracting a number of Dunbar runners. George Gilhooley was the first Dunbar RC man home in 48th place in 87m19s, with Rhona Anderson having an excellent run to finish in 76th place overall in 91m 27s. Steve Pattison finished in 1h 41m 14s; Pete McIvor 1h 43m 54s; Lee Curtis 1h 46m 38s; Neil White 1h 48m 49s; Jamie Cherrie 1hr 50m 04s; Neil Teather 1h 52m 04s; Mary Pattison 1h 53m 05s and Neil Jones 1h 56m.
21 NOVEMBER 2008 7.30 – 11.30
at THE CORN EXCHANGE, HADDINGTON
Jimmy Wilson Band with Bett Morrison - Caller
ADULTS £7 UNDER 16 £4 UNDER 12 FREE
Bring your own supper and drink
Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds
Braid Hills Cross-Country Race
Saturday 15th November 2008
Woman's Race (3 miles) 2.00 p.m.
Men's Race (6 miles) 2.30 p.m.
Registration begins at 12.00 p.m.
I would like to invite you to the annual Braid Hills Cross-Country Race. The Course will be the same as previous years with a separate men's and women's race. There are changing and toilet facilities in the nearby KB House. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
The presentation will take place in KB House as soon as possible after the men's race. The prize list includes individual, team and category prizes as well as furthest travelled and other spot prizes. As always we will be holding the infamous Braids Ceilidh after the race.
Details of how to get to the course and a course map can be found on our web site at http://haries.eusu.ed.ac.uk and follow the link for Braids. If you require any more information don't hesitate to contact us. You can enter on the day but if you would like to enter in advance please send your entries to:
57 Morningside Drive
Monday 13 October 2008
Marathon places made available to Scots!
Places in the London Marathon, which will take place on 26th April 2009, have been made available for any Scots, wishing to support Sense Scotland's valuable work with blind and deaf children.
Bonded charity spots have been offered to Sense Scotland who are now looking for individuals to raise funds and help boost the profile of the charity.
Andy Hughes the event organiser said, "Our runners will receive a Welcome Pack and full support as they progress and a comprehensive training guide. They will also get regular e-newsletters and on the day of the race, they'll be welcomed to Sense's Post-Race Reception with hot food and a massage!"
Individuals or groups, wishing to take up one or more of the running places, must undertake to raise at least £1,000 per person, for the charity and make a small deposit to secure their place.
The Flora London Marathon course is relatively flat and fast, starting in Blackheath and ending at the Mall right in front of Buckingham Palace. The route takes in some of London's finest sights and hasn't been changed since its debut in 1981 - other than in 1994, when the finish line was moved from Westminster Bridge to The Mall, and in 2005, when part of the course was changed to avoid the dreaded cobbles next to the Tower of London.
For more information contact Andy at Sense Scotland on 0141 429 0294.
0141 429 0294 / [email protected]
Sunday the 28th saw the last race in the Dunbar Running Club championship with 12 members taking part in the Norham 10K.
The winner of the race was David Kirkland of Alnwick Harriers who, with a time of 32:36, finished over three and a half minutes ahead of the rest of the field. Dunbar's Ian Sills took 7th place in 37:04, with club mate Stuart Hay taking 9th in 37:34 and Graeme Jones finishing 17th in 39:05, with Ross Combe 2 minutes behind in 41:06. Rhona Anderson (42:48) was 2nd female overall and first female veteran, followed by Steve Pattison (43:35), Neil Teather (46:59), Mary Pattison (49:11), Clarissa Berry (53:13), Sheila Morrison (53:45), Jane Timms (54:25) and Theresa Leslie (56:04).
The 25th Two Breweries Hill Race took place the previous day – a race of 18 miles from Traquair House, Innerleithen taking in over 4,900 feet of climb over Birkscairn Hill, Hundleshope, Stob Law, Whitelaw Hill and the steep Trahenna before the finish in Broughton. This year saw 176 runners completing the race, a marked increase on last years 88 finishers, with Ian Rowland of Dunbar finishing in 3:47:37, club mates Lee Curtis and Anne Hay finishing in 4:19:16 and 4:38:17 respectively, and George Armstrong of HELP completing the run in 4:45:14.
A local runner recently took part in the 8th Masters World Mountain Running Championship. Stuart Symington of Dunbar Running Club joined 618 other runners from all over the world for the magnificently staged event in the small village of Dolni Morava in the north of the Czech Republic on 6th September.
Stuart finished in 1:04:55 coming in 116th overall and 22nd in his category – the over 50 men having the largest entry with 105 competitors in that age group taking part in the event.
The following day saw the staging of another popular event in the race calendar, though a little closer to home – the Fresh 'n' Low Great Scottish Run in Glasgow. Jamie Cherrie of Dunbar finished in 1:44:37 with Theresa Leslie and Sheila Morrison completing the course together in 2:04:31. Two weeks earlier Sheila had also taken part in the St Andrews Hospice 10K, finishing in 56:02.
Making the most of the tailing off of the road running season, several East Lothian runners competed in the City of Stirling 10K Road Race on Sunday 14th with Alex Oliver of Musselburgh and District Athletic Club finishing in an excellent 40:55. Fred McCain of HELP finished in 42:46 with David Adam and Stewart McConnell of Musselburgh completing the course in 43:33 and 44:20 respectively. Dunbar's Theresa Leslie finished in 54:16 with Sheila Morrison close behind in 54:45.
Dear Dunbar RC,
THE GREAT NORTH RUN 2008 – Special Offer
Sunday 5th October 2008
Be part of the biggest half Marathon in the UK and join our team as we raise much needed funds. There is a £30 registration fee with no minimum sponsorship amount but an undertaking to raise as much sponsorship as possible.
Funds raised from the event will enable The Big Issue Foundation to provide essential support to our vendors that help us tackle issues such as: accommodation, sales skills, overcoming addiction, health and money management. By taking part, we can change lives, our vendors are survivors and together, we will take our vendors Off the Streets and Into Life!
There is a strict closing registration date of Friday 25th July 2008 for guaranteed places, so you need to complete and return your entry forms as soon as possible.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you want to register or have any questions.
Big Issue Foundation
T: 020 7526 3452