Friday, August 14, 2009


Some pictures of the recent Cafremill to Gifford run (thanks to Frank for the photos).

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"I'm Ready For You Now Mr De Milne"..........

The following has been recieved by the club.......

Who knows you could be the next Sean Connery. Then again you might
have some talent..


Dear Sir/Madam

We are currently casting a Scottish feature film called Eagle Of The
Ninth, directed by Kevin MacDonald (Last King Of Scotland), which will be
shot in Scotland October 2009.

We are looking for males aged 20-30 years old, specifically with a fit,
lean physiques to appear in the film as "Seal Warriors". These are
supporting artists roles and will be heavily featured in the film.
Artists will be needed for several consecutive days in October and will be

We would be extremely grateful if you can circulate this email to your
male runners and ask them to get in touch on the number below a.s.a.p as
we are holding casting sessions this week.

Many thanks,

Des Hamilton Casting
4 Lynedoch Crescent
G3 6EQ

T: 0141 353 0388

for further information please go to

Des Hamilton Casting
4 Lynedoch Crescent
G3 6EQ

T: 0141 353 0388

for further information please go to


20-30, lean and fit? Well thats most of us out the frame.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Devil of a Race

No, that wasn't a reference to Haddington, though it was a bit on the tough side.  The reference was to the Devil O' the Highlands, the 43 miler Ian Rowland did on Saturday, starting at 6:00 am at Tyndrum, heading to Fort William.  Ian came 8th out of 96 finishers with a time of 6:39:11. 
So Ian was well finished by the time the runners were setting off for the Haddington Half Marathon - Stuart Hay came 7th overall, taking the prize for first East Lothian male, with a time of 1:20:53, Richard Taylor finished in 1:29:03, with Rhona Anderson once again, running in brilliant form finishing in 1:31:39.  That gave Rhona the prize for 1st female vet as well as first East Lothian female.  Also running were Steve Pattison, Neil Jones, Anne Hay, Mary Pattison, Brian Davidson, Sheila Morrison and Val Herring.  Dunbar also won the prize for first ladies team. 
Well done everyone.


Jim has sent us some more photos of Saturday's Haddington Half. Including a nice shot of a tractor trying to join the race.

Sunday, August 09, 2009


Saturday 29th August
East Lothian 5k Champs

This is the first running of this event.

The race will be open to the senior members of the Musselburgh,
Haddington and Dunbar Clubs, and will be held at St Davids Campus,
Dalkeith in conjunction with East Lothian Junior Champs. The race
starts at 11 am, with registration at 10.30am.


Musselburgh Turf Cutting race
Saturday 12th September

Race will be run in an orienteering format with checkpoints at each of
Musselburgh's Turf Cutting Stations, a total distance of approximately
7.5 miles. The race will start at 11:00 am from Pinkie playing fields
and will be open to senior members of MDAC plus the Haddington and
Dunbar Clubs. The race will be followed by soup and sandwiches.


A couple more pictures of the Haddington Half Marathon can be found at the following link...

Friday, August 07, 2009



The proposed date for the Lammermuir Circuit is Saturday September 5th.

Traditionally we have organised this so that runners can do a set distance (10k, 13.1 miles, 20 miles or the “full fat” 30 mile run). However, we thought that this year we would do something different – relays! Yes really, “relays”.

Runners can opt for how many they want in their team, how far each of them wants to run or even how many times you want to run (you could run more than one leg if you want).

And remember with so many committed to running in this years Loch Ness Marathon this is an ideal opportunity to fit in a long(ish) training run before the big event over terrain that’s every bit as challenging and certainly just as scenic as Loch Ness.

PLEASE let us know a.s.a.p. if you want to take part, what distance you would like to run and then we will arrange for transport to drop off and collect runners from their start and end points.

So far, at least, one runner has signed up for the “full fat”, so why not sign up for a leg of the relay at least to keep them company on part of their journey.

As ever soup and sandwiches (and pizza) will be laid on at the end.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Eddie "IZ" Running

30 Miles a day - 6 days a week - for 11 weeks!

Eddie Izzard is running 1100 miles up and down the length of the UK for Sport Relief.

You can follow his progress on his web site ( )

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Islay Half Marathon

Congratulations to Rhona Anderson who was the first woman in at the Islay
Half Marathon on Saturday with a time of 1:30:20

Full results available here


OK. The results of the last poll are in.
ASICS, it would appear, are the shoe of choice, with 43% saying that's what they choose to put their feet in.
4% went for ADIDAS, 14% for Mizuno, 17% for NIKE, 9% opt for New Balance, 7% for Saucony, and one runner who didn't give a dam as long as the price was right.

Eyes right and upwards for another poll of little or no significance.