Wednesday, January 27, 2010


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The route for the 2010 Belhaven Best Dunbar 10k, to be held on 3rd April, has now been decided.
It's hoped that this route, mainly on quiet country roads, will offer runners an enjoyable run.
Entry forms for this years race can be downloaded at

Fancy A SUMS?

That is the Montane Scottish Ultra Marathon Series - 9 independently organised Scottish ultra marathons selected to form a season-long championship.  Participants must complete a minimum of 4 to qualify. 
So, for something a bit different, check out the link here

Monday, January 25, 2010

Northumberland Coastal Run 2010

A message from Julie Oswald - just the right time of the year to be
thinking beaches and sunshine!

Hi All at Dunbar Running Club!

Just a note to let you know that entries are now open for the Coastal
Run which is going to be on the 18th of July this year. Hope to see
you there.

Best wishes from Julie.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


The entry form for the 2010 Belhaven Best Dunbar 10K race is now available HERE ( ).

Please note that this years race will have a new route (map to follow soon). The new route will reduce the need for road crossings and drastically reduce the time spent in built up areas.

The race starts at 11am at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre in Dunbar, where there are great changing and showering facilities.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Town Hall Meetings

scottishathletics is pleased to confirm that Chair Frank Dick and Head Coach Laurier Primeau and the relevant Regional Athletics Manager will be attending some or all of the Town Hall visits around Scotland as advertised in December.

Member coaches, athletes, administrators and public sector partner organisations are welcome to attend at any of the venues.

Please indicate by emailing [email protected] if you intend to come along, at least 48 hours before the event.

The Town Hall meetings will give members the chance to input to two of the most recently appointed and most senior personnel within scottishathletics on their views on the opportunities presented to the sport in the countdown to London 2012 and 2014 and raise some of the main issues impacting on athletics at club and regional level.

scottishathletics Chair Frank Dick said: "Town Halls will be an annual forum for expressing opinion, generating ideas, enriching understanding, voicing concerns and addressing issues. They are yours to use as you feel best fits what you consider to be the pursuit of excellence for athletics in Scotland, be that school, club, regional, national or international level. I look forward to seeing you there."

Date            Venue/Time                                
22 January   Inverness (Leisure Centre) at 6pm
23 January   Aberdeen (Aberdeen Sports Village) at 10am
23 January   Dundee (Discovery Point) at 3pm
24 January   Glasgow (Kelvin Hall) at 10am
24 January   Edinburgh (Caledonia House) at 4pm

Sunday, January 17, 2010


The date for the clubs annual Dinner has been set for Friday 26th of February.

The location is The Rocks restaurant in Dunbar. Cost is in the region of £25 per person. The Rocks have a couple of mini-van/buses and will hopefully lay on transport for those who need it (within reason).

It is our intention this year to combine the dinner with the club's prize giving.

Obviously all members and partners are welcome, but please let Stuart know by 29th January if you intend to come along so that we can give the restaurant an idea of numbers.

See you there.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Joggy Coach


We've just released a new Iphone App "Joggy Coach" dedicated to
running activities.

In order to improve and evolve its features, feel free to talk about
this tool and to send us your feedback. Off course you can include a
link to us on your website our your newletters.

There are already many tools (garmin watch, nike +, other apps etc...)
which measure running performances, but we believe that Joggy Coach
brings interesting new features, and most of that for a very lower

Link to website :

Link to app store :

We also take this opportunity to wish you a happy new year 2010 and a
lot of running miles :-)

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Please see the message below, from HELP, and get back to Stuart, ASAP, if you are interested.
This is an ideal opportunity for a weekend trip and a chance to get to run along this route.


Happy New Year to you and the rest of the Dunbar crew.

Regarding the proposed relay challenge over the West Highland Way I am looking at the weekend of 10 -11 July. It means an early 4am start for the initial leg runners but this is the only way we can comfortably fit in the whole route so that we are able to get to the evening accommodation and have a meal and a few drinks (and brag about the day's activities). Last year we started at 4am and finished just about 8pm.

There would probably be about 12 stages and I propose that we have one principle runner for each leg - we would try to match runners of comparable ability (eg lady with lady etc). As many people as want to can run each leg but from the point of view of having "a race" let us keep the time of the principle runners as the race time. Details can be discussed later.

We would probably need a support bus for each team. I need to know how many "volunteers" you are likely to have from Dunbar and how many rooms to book. Last year we stayed at the Inchcree holiday village - this has communal rooms housing upto 8 (for those who have friends) and chalet style rooms housing couples.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards

Paddy McDonald
(Chairman HELP)



Well, the holidays are over and it’s back to normal. Time to choose between the NIKE’s or the snow-shoes and get out there and burn off all that Christmas pudding.

The results of our last on-line poll have now been [belatedly] counted and scrutinised.

27% of you asked Santa for running gear and 73% didn’t.

Whatever you asked for we hope you got what you wanted, or at least like what you got.

Simple poll to start the new year off the way we mean to go on. So… eyes right and up.

West Highland Way Race 2010

An informal evening for runners / friends / support crews training for
this Epic Scottish Race, but also incredibly useful for runners
training or thinking of training for other ultra events like the
Highland Fling, Devil O' the Highlands, Mountain Marathons etc.

Wednesday 20th January 2010, 7pm – 9.45pm

St Bride's Community Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace,

Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2DY

Tips /anecdotes / priceless information from a variety of experienced
West Highland Way Race regulars, including race Legends of the past
and Heroes of the present.

Dave Wallace (four time winner) will tell tales of his early races.
How he trained etc., and his wife and longtime support crew Anne-Marie
will offer wisdom in "crewing " for the event.

Other race Legends will offer spontaneous wisdom too.

Mid-evening tea, coffee, biscuits around 8ish

To reserve your place(s), please e-mail [email protected]

Adrian Stott and Ian Beattie will try and co-ordinate proceedings with
possible spontaneous contributions from other experienced runners
there on the night.

An evening to be inspired, and also to inspire each other.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Gala Cross-Country

The 7th of February has been suggested for the race postponed from this Sunday.  Please be aware that this date has not been finalised as yet, so keep an eye on the club news for confirmation.

Run Dunfermline

25th Anniversary of Dunfermline City Half Marathon
2010 sees the 25th Anniversary of Dunfermline first half marathon staged in 1985!
Run Dunfermline 2010 - Entries Now Open
"One of the best if not THE best events of its kind anywhere in the UK!"
The Run Dunfermline 3-day running festival takes place in 2010 over the weekend of 12th/13th of June. Centred on Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline there will be schools events, the short-course race (5K), the centrepiece event: the Dunfermline City Half Marathon and a fun run.
While all the activities are going on outside in the Park, the National Healthy Living and Lifestyle show will be held inside the Glen Pavilion hosting many of the "get active and fit" initiatives, providing something for all the family. If you, your business or your organisation want to be there please email us via the website or directly through [email protected].

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Just In Case Anyone Was Thinking of This One....

Due to the weather and specifically the poor underfoot conditions the
Nigel Barge 10k Memorial Road Race (and associated 3k Junior Race)
will not go ahead as advertised this coming Saturday 9th January. Both
events have been postponed, and will instead take place on Saturday
27th March 2010 with the venue still Garscube Sports Complex. Those
who have pre-entered can retain their place for the new date, secure a
place in the 2011 race, or alternatively contact Kenny Stevenson for a
full refund ([email protected]). Sorry for any
inconvenience caused. Further details are available at

Hope to see you all in March.

Stephen Jones

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Cross Country - 10th January

Due to the current and predicted severe weather conditions, the race
scheduled for 10th January 2010 at Galashiels is cancelled. As yet the
rescheduled date has not been finalised.

Friday, January 01, 2010


The last race of 2009 (in Dunbar anyway) saw 15 runners brave the
bitterly cold conditions.
On a night when those with less "get up an go" but, arguably, perhaps
a bit more "common sense" were warm indoors getting ready for the
festivities these runners set off on the quick mile and a half course.

The recent snow had left the conditions "good to firm" but nothing was
able to assist the challengers from stopping Grant once again claiming
the coveted "Bun".

Grant Noble 0:08:34
Mark James 0:08:45
Stuart Hay 0:08:48
Ian Rowland 0:08:56
Brian Davidson 0:10:26
Graham McPheat 0:10:32
Findlay Smith 0:10:37
Julie Oswald 0:11:05
Steven Weir 0:11:16
Anne Hay 0:12:12
Greg Noble 0:12:43
Cameron McPheat 0:12:53
Val Herring 0:13:31
Sheila Kerr 0:16:04
Theresa Leslie 0:16:04