Thursday, November 27, 2008

Nigel Barge 10k Memorial Road Race

Dear all,

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!

Entry information and any further details can be found online at 
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.

Thank you for your time and help,

Stephen Jones

Monday, November 24, 2008

It Was A Bit Muddy....

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.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Torness Xmas Handicap Race

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 :
Once again I shall be organising a lunchtime Xmas race - 4mls around the station taking in the two beaches, seawall etc. Aim of the exercise is to raise money for a charity to be selected by whoever raises the most cash through sponsorship or extortion. Participation subject to operational commitments, supervisor agreement etc.

Date to be finalised, but probably Friday 19thDec avoiding the station Xmas lunch day (23rd).

Detailed arrangements to follow.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Goats Gallop

Please note that this year's race will take place on Sunday 23 November starting at 11am at Longyester.  The invitation to participate is open to all of your club members.
Paddy McDonald
Chairman HELP

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just A Few More Races Before Winter Sets In.....

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.

On the same day, four runners took part in the Amsterdam Marathon - Ian Rowland finished in 2:57:52; Stuart Hay 3:15:41; Graeme Jones, in his first ever Marathon, gaining a creditable time of 3:18:51 and Anne Hay completing the course in 3:59:21.


Also on that day Brian Davidson and Theresa Leslie travelled to Scone Palace to take part in the 10K, the multi-terrain course following the banks of the Tay, looping through the estates grounds and palace gardens.
The recent Nether Abbey race in North Berwick saw several successes with Rhona Anderson being first lady(second overall in the race), Steve Pattison coming in 3rd overall and taking the prize for first male over 50.  Mary Pattison took the prize for first lady over 40 and Jamie Cherrie came in 6th overall. 
At the Tinto Hill race last Saturday Ian Rowland came in  56th in a time of 40m 41s. Stuart Hay received a spot prize for finishing 100th in 43m 55s and Anne Hay came in  213th in 53m 02s.
On Sunday Jamie Cherrie had travelled to Athens to compete in the historic original Marathon to Athens route which he completed in a creditable 4hrs 40m. 

Friday, November 07, 2008

Festive Half and 10K

The date for this will be Sunday 7th December.
An invitation has again been extended to members of Musselburgh AC and HELP, so we hope to see quite a few runners on the day (fancy dress optional!).
Please let Ian Rowland know if you are taking part and your anticipated time.  Remember this is a handicapped event - the intention is that everyone will finish at 12:00 noon, so the start times will by staggered, based on how long you think it will take to do your chosen distance.

Race Organiser

A big "Thank You" to Ian Rowland who has kindly volunteered to take over this role with Stuart dealing with the race entries.
Thanks again Ian.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Race Organiser

Just a reminder that we are still looking for someone to take over the role of race organiser. 
A few people have asked questions about it, but no one has volunteered as yet.  Could I remind everyone that the races are a main source of income for the club and have been taking place for a considerable number of years.  The permit will need to be applied for soon for the Boundary Race in April, with enquiries already coming in to the club e-mail regarding the race. 
It anyone is interested, please contact me or speak to Stuart.
Also - does anyone fancy being a sector marshal at next years Edinburgh Marathon?   If so, let me know.