Monday, March 31, 2008

Could Have Stayed at Home Eating Chocolate Eggs...

The Dumfries Marathon took place on Easter Sunday. The event started
outside the new DG One centre in Dumfries and headed out around the
surrounding countryside, before heading back to the finish by the
river, just a short distance from the starting point.

Stuart Hay finished in 8th place overall with a time of 3:07:49, with
Anne Hay finishing in 3:45:09, taking the prize for 2nd lady super

All the runners enjoyed post-race refreshments provided by Dumfries
Council at DG One, which the runners were given use of before the
official opening of the centre to the public in the early summer.

On the same day, Steve and Mary Pattison braved the chilly weather to
take part in the North Tyneside 10K. The race commenced in North
Shields, following the coastal route, to finish in Whitley Bay. Steve
finished in a commendable time of 44:17 with Mary finishing in 53:31.

Also that day, Sheila Morrison, in preparation for the London
Marathon, ran the Alloa Round Table Half Marathon in 2:00:42. Again,
the runners were subjected to cold conditions, but that didn't deter
Sheila from putting in another good, steady run.

Yesterday Karen Page enjoyed a good run at the Welcome the World 5K at
Holyrood Park, her time of 24:36 standing her in good stead for the
Belhaven Best Dunbar Boundary Race on Saturday 5th April.

The Club Championship Well Under Way.....

The Edinburgh University 'KB5' Road Race took place on Saturday 8th
March and attracted a number of runners, with 117 runners setting off
from King's Buildings.

Stuart Hay took 24th place overall, finishing in 29:41, with Graeme
Jones having a good run, finishing in 31:22. Steve Pattison came in
with a time of 33:53, Anne Hay 37:02, Karen Page 39:11 and Mary
Pattison 41:57.

The following Sunday saw the re-vamped Edinburgh Half Marathon taking
place - starting at Cramond and finishing at Musselburgh race course -
a route enjoyed by many of the runners. Steve Pattison had another
excellent run, achieving 1:33:31. Neil Jones managed a sprint in the
last stretch to achieve 1:45:40. Lucy Martin finished well in 1:53:02
with Mary Pattison close by, finishing in 1:53:15. Sharron Callachan
also had a good race, justifiably happy with her time of 1:55:03.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008


OK. It's here. What you've all been waiting on.
The first results in the 2008 Club Championships can be found here:-
A more permanent home for this link will be found soon.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Great Edinburgh Run Invitation

Hi there
I wonder if you could help me? I work with a small charity called the
Child Brain Injury Trust, and we have been given 5 places for the
Edinburgh Bupa 10K on 4th May. We're desperately looking for keen
runners who might take on this challenge.

What we do
We work with children who have had an acquired brain injury, as a
result of trauma to the head and illness (such as encephalitis,
meningitis and brain tumours for example). We support families who
are coping with the huge changes brain injury brings. For the child
it may mean physical disability, problems with memory and learning,
and profound psychological and social effects. For the family, the
changes include financial strain and problems claiming benefits,
problem accessing the right support for the child at school,
difficulties for siblings (who often become young carers) and much

For more information about CBIT, please see

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Jenny Hill

Project Manager, CBIT Scotland

0131 229 1852

Monday, March 10, 2008

Dunblane Hydro 7.5 mile Road Race

The club has recieved details about the folowing race:

Dunblane Hydro 7.5 mile Road Race 2008
Date - Sunday 25th May 2008 at 1.00PM
Scottish Athletics Event

Entry -  (No entries on the day)

The Dunblane Hydro 7.5 mile Road Race is being reintroduced into the sporting calendar this year, having last been run in May 2001.

The course starts and finishes in the grounds of The Dunblane Hydro Hotel and the route heads north through the village of Kinbuck. After crossing the River Allan at Cromlix Bridge (3 miles) it turns left and follows Auchenlay Road back towards Dunblane. After re-entering Dunblane the route follows Doune Road, Springfield Terrace, Sunnyside and back on to Perth Road for the return to the Hydro Hotel grounds.

There will be a selection of prizes including cash, spot prizes and some exciting ones like overnight accommodation with Dinner at The Dunblane Hydro Hotel.

Minimum age on the day of the race, as laid down by Scottish Athletics, is 16 years old.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Welcome the World Young Athletes Relays

Saturday 29th March 2008

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Are you a cross-country star of the future?

Get involved with the festival of running taking place throughout The
IAAF World Cross Country Championships and catch a glimpse of some of
the stars competing in the main race on Sunday 30th March.


Holyrood Park, Edinburgh


Saturday 29th March 2008

Times: Age Groups: Format:
10.45am U11 Girls 3 Laps (Teams of 3, 1 lap each)
11.15am U11 Boys 3 Laps (Teams of 3, 1 lap each)
11.45am U13 Girls 3 Laps (Teams of 3, 1 lap each)
12.15am U13 Boys 3 Laps (Teams of 3, 1 lap each)


Lap 1 – Road
Lap 2 - Multi Terrain
Lap 3 - Cross Country


Awards will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd team in each race and
Overall Team.

Spot prizes for Best 'Adopt a Nation' fancy dress and Best Supported
team in each race plus many more spot prizes to be won.

How to Enter:

Email: If you would like to enter a team, please download our entry
form from the website and return with cheque
too: [email protected]

Post: - If you would like to enter a team, please download our entry
form from the website and return with cheque

Peter McLaughlin
11 Oxford Avenue
Gourock PA19 1XU
Closing date: Saturday 15th March 2008

Monday, March 03, 2008

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Lasswade 10

A large number of club athletes took part in the Lasswade Athletics
Club 10 mile road race on Sunday. The course was altered for this
year's race, but still included two or three challenging climbs along
the route, which were made a little more challenging with the blustery

Fourteen Dunbar runners took part in the event, the first in their
club championship for 2008, with Stuart Hay taking three and a half
minutes off his time for the same event last year, finishing in 11th
place overall with a time of 60:19. Ian Rowland took 18th place with
61:57 with Richard Taylor next to finish in 65:26. Also completing the
event were Graeme Jones 65:57; Rhona Anderson 70:24; Steve Pattison
71:55; Neil Jones 76:55; Anne Hay 78:11; Andrew Anderson 80:04; Emma
Taylor 82:17; Mary Pattison 85:55; Fiona Brewster 88:52; Sheila
Morrison 90:46 and Theresa Leslie 97:31.