Tuesday, June 30, 2009
In case you missed it. The following was in the Scotsman the other day….
TWO runners have been banned from competing in the Edinburgh Marathon for life after they were caught swapping entry numbers.
The Scottish club athletes – a man and a woman – were caught after the man completed the 26.2 miles in a time which saw him win a prize for finishing in the top ten of female runners.
A member of the pair's running club is said to have called organisers after seeing the time, which was faster than the woman could run.
It is the first time competitors have been banned from the event.
Damien O'Looney, Edinburgh marathon marketing director, said: "If something had happened to the male runner we wouldn't have known who he was or who to contact because we would have had the details for the woman who had registered for the race.
"We decided to take action by banning them for life because otherwise Scottish Athletics were going to take action and we thought it would be better if they were banned from our race rather than every race in Scotland."
In a statement, the Marathon organisers said: "Edinburgh Marathon Limited has issued an indefinite ban for the Marathon and races organised by GSI events to a male runner who completed the marathon wearing a race number that was issued to a female competitor. The female athlete has also been banned. The action was taken in conjunction with Scottish Athletics."
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The bus for the clubs outing to the Costal Run will be leaving Hallhill at 6:30. This should give us enough time to get down to Beadnell and get registered (we have to pick up those timing chip diddlies as well as numbers). The bus that has been booked holds slightly more than the number of runners registered – so we could take passengers. 6:30 is, sadly, an ungodly hour so it is hoped that jollity and frivolity can be kept to a minimum.
The bus will then be waiting for us at the end at Alnmouth, with our kit.
A meal has been booked at the Saddle Hotel in Alnmouth at 2:00pm (this is the last sitting at the hotel). The bus is then scheduled to collect us at 5:00pm for the return journey.
Please inform Stuart or Anne if you wish to go on the bus and to the meal.
Oh… And remember your sun cream (that means you Graeme).
Monday, June 15, 2009
Mary says that the queue of runners at the water crossing with Ian
Rowland in it looks like the scene from the full monty, even the hand
movements are the same. In another photo, Fiona looks to have made
some new friends as they all linked together crossing the river.
Thanks to Jim for these..
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Brian was on hand to take some really nice pictures. More can be found at .. http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/dunbar.running/BriansMarathonPics?feat=directlink
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
More fun than the Euro Elections and probably more relevant to most peoples lives, the results of our last poll are now in.
38% of respondents stated that they enjoy running on the beach, which was 5% more than the 33% who said they liked the open road (may be slightly less than 33% after some runners altercation with the tarmac at Edinburgh J ).
Surprisingly 47% said they like to run over hill and dale and a massive 66% reported a distinct fondness for forest and woodland paths (so – given that, we’ll see most of you at next winters cross country races).
The most surprising finding was that 52% reported they enjoyed “running alone”. A club for people who like to run alone? There’s a novelty.
Please find another exciting and deeply relevant poll to the right hand side of this sentence…..
That’s the one… to the right and up a bit……
The Scottish National Championships, supported by McCain, will take place at Pitreavie, Dunfermline on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2009
The event, hosted by Fife Council and with highlights on Channel 4.
The entry closing date for the Scottish National Championships is Monday 8th June. Downloadable forms and phone entry (0131 539 7320) are available, but enter cheaper online through the scottishathletics website at www.scottishathletics.org.
A total prize purse of £6,800 is on offer, with prizes for the first, second and third placed finalist in every event:
1st: £100 (plus gold medal awards and £25 for scottishathletics member coaches)
The event doubles up as round two of the inaugural scottishathletics Golden League series. For more information check out the scottishathletics website: http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/index.php?p=227
The event also forms part of the McCain UKA Challenge Series for 2009. For more information check out the UKA website: http://www.uka.org.uk/competitions/uk-challenge/
Details including entrants and timetable will be posted in due course on the scottishathletics website: http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/index.php?p=80&itemType=fixtures&itemId=9955
The event will be supported by a 'Fife's Fastest Kid' challenge
Hosting the Championships at Pitreavie ensures athletes and coaches will have access to the most modern indoor training facility in Scotland for final preparation
For additional event-specific information please contact scottishathletics Event Manager Ross Cunningham on telephone: 0131 539 7344 or email: [email protected]
Monday, June 01, 2009
A week ahead of the Edinburgh Marathon, several Dunbar runners took part in various events in the race calendar.
Junior coach Ross Combe took part in the Cape Wrath Marathon, part of the 8th year of the Cape Wrath Challenge, which sees several events taking place over a six day period. Ross finished the Marathon in a commendable time of 3:40:14.
On Friday 22nd The Black Rock 5 took place in Kinghorn, with Ian Rowland coming 26th out of 730 finishers in 26:51, closely followed by Stuart Hay who took 28th place in 26:54. Brian Davidson followed up his excellent run of the previous week at Kinross, finishing in 31:46. Other Dunbar runners taking part in the popular event were Neil Jones, Anne Hay, Sheila Morrison, Theresa Leslie and Jamie Cherrie.
Sunday 24th saw the inaugural West Lothian Run (Half Marathon) in which Lee Curtis finished the Bathgate course in 1:43:17 as part of his preparation for the Edinburgh Marathon. Club mate Ian Rowland travelled further afield for his Marathon on 31 May, coming 66th out of 13,291 finishers, with a time of 2:56:50, at the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.
The notice below has been received from Norham Running Club.
This is a great wee race, and there are fewer places any nicer to have a pleasant run on a summers evening…..
NORHAM RUNNING CLUB
THURSDAY 25TH JUNE 2009
STEWART BLACK MEMORIAL MULTI TERRAIN
CASTLE BANK CHALLENGE
JAMES H GREENWOOD & COMPANY LTD.
DISTANCE 6K APPROX 13 years and upwards
And 4K APPROX for 11-12 years
HELD IN NORHAM VILLAGE
ENTRIES ON THE DAY £3.00 ATTACHED, £5.00 UNATTACHED FROM 6.30PM
FIRST RUNNER OFF 7.15PM
1ST FEMALE / MALE TIME TRIAL WINNER: - £ 20.00 VOUCHER EACH
2ND FASTEST £ 15.00 VOUCHER
3RD FASTEST £ 10.00 VOUCHER
1st FASTEST FEMALE VET AND MALE VET £ 5.00 EACH
1ST JUNIOR MALE AND FEMALE (13 - 19 YEARS) £ 5.00 VOUCHER EACH
1ST JUNIOR MALE AND FEMALE (11 - 12 YEARS) £ 5.00 VOUCHER EACH
1ST TEAM OF 3 CLUB RUNNERS WITH FASTEST COMBINED TIME
1ST TEAM OF 3 UNATTACHED RUNNERS WITH FASTEST COMBINED TIME
ONE PRIZE ONLY PER RUNNER APART FROM TEAMS
Run under UKA rules
IN AID OF THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION