Monday, September 29, 2008

A Busy Couple of Weekends......

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.


At the 10th Thirlestane Castle Run the previous Sunday, Stuart Hay of Dunbar finished the 5 mile multi-terrain course 13th overall in 31:17, HELP's Sandy Wallace finished 34th in 35:27, with Anne Hay (DRC), Claire Simpson (HELP) and Theresa Leslie (DRC) also completing the course.  In West Lothian on the same day, Alex Oliver of Musselburgh and District A C completed the Linlithgow 10K in 43:05, with Steve Pattison, Mary Pattison and Sheila Morrison of Dunbar also racing on the day.  Frank Weissgerber of Dunbar went a little further afield, running the Fiducia Baden Marathon in Karlsruhe, Germany in 3:47:18 in sunny, warm conditions.
Nearly cross-country season again........

Kelso Two Bridges 5K

The Kelso Two Bridges 5 K took place at Shedden Park on Sunday 14th September with Steve Pattison taking the prize for first male supervet after a close run race with a local runner, with Steve just pipping him at the post in a time of 20:26.  Mary Pattison completed a hat trick of wins at this event, taking the prize again for first female supervet, finishing in 23:49. 
Well done both.

NORHAM 10K 28/09/08

Sunday, September 21, 2008

East District Cross-Country - Sat 11th October

Help is needed for the East District XC Relays on Sat 11th October at Meadowmill. 
That includes setting out the course from about 8am. At least two marshals for the car park from 11am and as many course marshals as possible. Clearer uppers after 4pm. 
You don't have to be there for the day (it's a long stint), but let Anne know if there is anything you are willing to help out with.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Next week is the last race in this years club championship and nothing has been finalised for the presentation as yet.
It has been suggested that we might book somewhere like Umberto's for a meal after training one night soon and have the presentation then, but we are still open to suggestions from other members.
If you have any ideas, let Anne know.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Well Done Stuart

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.



British Energy 10 mile - Marshals

Yes, it's that time again.  Frank and Anne will be looking for marshals for the event on Saturday 4th October and will be approaching people shortly in relation to this. 
One or two club members have already offered their services, but we will need more to help out on the day.  Help will also be required with registration and the refreshments afterwards - let Anne or Frank know if you are available.
Hopefully we will be lucky with the weather again.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Coastal Run

COASTAL RUN - Inspired by the Northumberland Coastal Run we are proposing an East Lothian Coastal Run for our members, friends and the Tri club, DRC and MaDAC. The route is from the footbridge at Aberlady Nature Reserve to North Berwick Harbour ~ 10 miles. Start at 9.00am on Sunday 14 September 2008. Please make arrangements with others for transport for before or after the event. This can be a jog, run or race - it's up to you.