Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas/New Year

Tuesday 22nd will be the last night meeting at Hallhill for the seniors before Christmas, resuming on 5th January 2010.
The Black Bun Run will take place at 7:00 pm on Hogmanay - starting and finishing, as always, opposite the Masons Arms.
Have a good Christmas everyone.

Monday, December 14, 2009



Results for the third leg of the Borders Cross Country series (held here at Dunbar) can now be found at :

There’s also a good report of the race (and some excellent photos) on the Portobello site



Jim’s photos from the Festive Half/11.4K(!) are at:[email protected]/sets/72157622850443385/

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Marshals - Cross-Country

Just a reminder to those unsure about the details for Sunday - marshals will be meeting up at 9:30 in the car park for John Muir Country Park.  There will be five groups marking out and marshaling their own sections of the course and then clearing up the same markers at the end - Anne and Stuart will take everything back to Hallhill.
Thanks in advance for you help.

Sunday, December 06, 2009


The morning may have started off cold and wet, but by the time runners returned to Hallhill at the end of this years Festive Half/Festive 10k the sun was out to meet them.

This years times are:
Julie Oswald 1:45:23
Anne Hay 1:53:27
Rhona Anderson 1:45:23
Ian Rowland 1:25:19
Frank McPartland 1:53:27
Finlay Smith 1:45:23
Callum Reid 1:21:29

Rhona Starr 1:18:54
Val Herring 1:02:25
Sheila M 1:02:25
Sheila K 1:02:25
Ailsa 1:02:25
Andy Anderson 42:44
Ray Harris 57:08
Harvey 57:07

Friday, December 04, 2009

Torness Christmas Handicap Race - 18th December 2009

Invitations to the Torness Christmas handicap, as detailed below, are open to all Dunbar runners. If you are interested please email your name and expected result time to [email protected] by Fri 11th December. It's a handicap race so authentication of any estimated times submitted may be requested. If it's any help, Ian Rowland ran the same course last year in 23:31 (in driving rain and a strong headwind). I'm afraid we can't offer access to the plant so post race showers etc will not be available. The North Sea may be used as a suitable alternative, if you're hardy and mildly unhinged!

Kind Regards

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The  Torness Xmas Race (aka The Bob Wilson Handicap) will be held during lunchtime on 18th  December, 1st runner usually sets off at about 12pm. The route is the customary circuit of Thorntonloch Beach, seawall, Skateraw Beach, Chapel Point and return via the old A1 and flask access road. Total distance is about 4 mls. Start/Finish from the Gatehouse.

Runners should raise money for charity by sponsorship or by contributing a nominal entry sub; the choice of charity being given to the runner raising the most cash.

Names of runners please to Trevor Collins (e-mail as above) by 11th December. Competitors enter at their own risk.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Hi there,

I work in the Buchanan Clinic, Orthotics clinic, on Home Street
Edinburgh. We assess for & fit all different types of insoles & braces
to people with foot, ankle, knee, hip & back problems. I wondered if
this would be something some of the club members would be interested
in & if so I could post out further information if you could send me
an postal address.

Rachel Harper, Orthotist

Buchanan Clinic
54 Home Street

Tel : 0131 228 9099

or check out the website - Our website is
and our email is [email protected]

4th down by the river

Dear All

Ronhill Cambuslang 4th down by the river annual 10K Road Race & 3k Run
are run on accurate courses and will take place on 27th December this
year.The 10k race is an out and back flat, fast and scenic course down
by the river Clyde walkway.

Entrants form , for more information can be download a copy from the

Andrew Steven
Race secretary
Ronhill Cambuslang down by the river



Well the results are in.

40% of respondents claim they do less running during the winter months – no doubt spending more time gyrating around their living rooms hooked up to the latest “Wii-for-the-home-bound”.

A reassuring 48% attempt to maintain an average mileage and 10% positively love the cold and dark and try to get out and do a bit more than usual.

Anyway. Till next time… eyes right for our next poll.

Dunbar Cross-Country

Anne will be organising a jog round the course this Saturday at 11:00 so that anyone marshaling our leg of the Cross-Country can see which areas they will be responsible for on the day.  It worked quite well last year having groups responsible for marking out and marshaling their own areas (and removing markers and signs afterwards).
We will meet up in the car park at John Muir Country Park for 11:00, Saturday 5th - remember this is just a jog round the course with lots of stopping and starting, so wear appropriate gear.
See you there.