Monday, October 27, 2008

Ceilidh in aid of LEPRA on 21 November, Corn Exchange, Haddington

Please see the message below from Ray Harris:


Hello Dunbar Running Club
I have organised a ceilidh in aid of LEPRA. Details are:

21 NOVEMBER 2008  7.30 – 11.30




Jimmy Wilson Band with Bett Morrison - Caller


ADULTS £7      UNDER 16 £4    UNDER 12 FREE


Bring your own supper and drink


Contact Ray Harris:   01620 823198 
********  If you would like to find out about my cycle ride in India next January and about the work that LEPRA do look at my web page on
 If you would like to give a donation, that would be much appreciated.***********

Wednesday, October 22, 2008



Anyone fancy a marathon next Spring??

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Braid Hills Cross-Country

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.


Dear Runner,

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 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:


Catriona McCleery

57 Morningside Drive


EH10 5NF


[email protected]

[email protected]




61 - That's a Good Total for the Week!

If you see Vicky Hannon out running this week, give her a big cheer as she's aiming for 61 miles in the week leading up to her Birthday.
Think she will deserve a big bit of Birthday cake after that (and a nice glass of wine or two!)

London Marathon


            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.  


Andy Hughes                                                                       

0141 429 0294 / [email protected]            

Sense Scotland                                                               


Friday, October 10, 2008


OK folks. Time to scrape that layer of last years mud off your studs and spikes. It's nearly cross country time again!!

Provisionally the dates and venues are:

1. Lauder 16 Nov
2. Gala 30 Nov
3. Moorfoot 14 Dec
4. Dunbar 11 Jan
5. Norham 25 Jan
6. Berwick 15 Feb

Prices remain at £10 (£5 for juniors). One payment covers all six races.

This year, to avoid the complication of trying to anticipate ties in the various categories, and having to order far more trophies than actually use, with problems of agreeing sale or return terms, we have instituted a new rule whereby in the event of a tie,the award goes to the best placed in the last or latest round.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wonder how many miles we run in a year.......?

The British Energy Race went well on Saturday with Ian Sills finishing 6th overall in 1:03:32, Rhona Anderson finishing in an impressive 1:11:04 and Vicky Hannan having another good run in 1:46:19.
Sunday saw a small Dunbar contingent away to Inverness to take part in the Festival of Running there.  George Gilhooley completed the Marathon in 3:10:15, Emma Taylor, in her first ever Marathon, finished in 3:56:38, Mary Pattison achieved a personal best in 3:57:40 and Jamie Cherrie finished in 4:41:00.  Steve Pattison took part in the 10K finishing in 42:15.  At the same time Lee Curtis and Lucy Martin were among the huge crowds taking place in the Bupa Great North Run finishing in 1:44:07 and 1:50:55 respectively. 

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


See if you can spot the runner in the crappy weather..

Monday, October 06, 2008

Race Secretary

As those of you who attended the AGM in June will know, Stuart is stepping down as Race Secretary due to work commitments, so this position will need to be filled quite soon as the permit for the Boundary Race in April needs to be applied for quite soon. 
Please bear in mind that the races, particularly the Boundary Race, bring a lot of income into the club and it is important that we keep this going. It doesn't have to be one person - the role could be divided between two or more to lighten the load a bit.
If anyone is interested or has any questions in regard to this, please speak to Stuart or Anne

Club Championship

There will be a presentation night at Hallhill this Thursday starting at 6:30, so there will be no interval training.
This is starting with presentations for the juniors, then the presentation to the seniors, who will be going for a meal afterwards at 8:00.
The meal has not been booked yet - Umberto's was the original choice, but one or two people have suggested somewhere different in Dunbar.  Please e-mail Anne as soon as possible (by tomorrow at the latest) to say if you will be going to the meal and if you have any preference as to where. 

Saturday, October 04, 2008


Well done lads and lasses!!
This years Doon Hill race was almost flawless (despite the best efforts of the weather to thwart us)!
A large pat on the back all round.
But particular "meritorious mentions" have to go to the following:-

  • Graeme Jones for top quality strimming up by "the wall".
  • Johnny H for manageing to remain in position throughout, for what must have been the windiest marshaling point.
  • The blokes on bikes (they know who they are).
  • Frank for marshaling up the marshall's.
  • Neil T for registration, results and putting up with runners queries.
  • Ian and Ian for "marking out and bringing back".

Again, thanks to everyone!!