Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tesco Vouchers for Clubs and Schools

Yes, it's that time again - collecting the vouchers from Tesco. These
are available in-store from Monday 1st March until Sunday 9th May.

If you want to give these to the club towards equipment for the junior
section, please hand them on to Anne.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

British Men’s League

Dear club representative and interested individuals,

Formation of "Scotland East" Athletics Club for British Men's League

A positive meeting regarding the formation of a "Scotland East"
Athletics Club for the British Men's League took place on Sunday 17th
January at the Kelvin Hall.

A supporting document providing some background information on the
concept was distributed at the meeting and is attached below.

To take the formation of the Club to the next stage we are proposing
to hold a meeting on Monday 15th March at 7 pm at Caledonia House,
scottishathletics offices, Edinburgh.

This is open to anyone interested in helping to drive this forward.

We would need to look specifically at:

• Set up of new club – constitution, name, office bearers, affiliation
• Funding of new club
• Recruitment of athletes

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this meeting
so that we can start to take this project forward.

If you do plan to attend could you please email
[email protected]

Friday, February 19, 2010

Coasters Run BG

A unique event is planned this year to run a relay around the entire
coast of Great Britain. The idea was born on an online running forum
just before Christmas and has already attracted a huge level of
support from the running community.

We've divided the coast into 20 stretches with local co-ordinators
pulling together the runners and leg routes to cover their stretches.
We plan to start the relay in Blackpool in May and then pass 'Barry
the Baton' on to a runner or group of runners covering the next leg or
stretch. This will continue until we've run around the entire coast
ending up back in Blackpool!

Our aim is to keep the event simple and inclusive so have runners of
all abilities taking part, whether they are beginners who can run 3
miles or ultra runners doing 50, they will share the experience of
achieving something truly unique.

An independent website has been created ( to
attract new 'Coasters' and to keep everyone updated with progress.
Although we already have over 260 runners signed up it's not yet
enough to ensure the relay is a success.

We are therefore looking for new 'Coasters' throughout Scotland,
England and Wales and would be very grateful for your assistance in
spreading the word.

We can offer a mention on the website for Dunbar Running Club and of
course all Coasters will have their name on the roll of honour for
taking part in the very first Coastal Relay.

Kind regards

Kathleen Pearson
On Behalf of the Coasters Run GB Committee

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Our pollster has been suffering, of late, from a bout of forgetfulness (i.e. forgetting the poll).
Anyway it appears that just over half of you are gullible and believe the results of on line polls (58%), while 41% don't ......... but still feel the need to cast their vote.

Anyway, a new more running orientated question this month folks... eye's right and slightly upwards if you please.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Marie Curie Whole Hog Challenge 2010 - Adventure Race

Now in its second year, the Marie Curie Whole Hog is more than just a
cross country obstacle race – it is an event which incorporates the
challenge of the wild terrain of the Scottish countryside, and the
warmth of a grand hog roast party.

Climbing up waterfalls. Scrambling through mud. Helping your
team-mates. Testing your endurance. This six mile adventure race
promises to be an unforgettable experience.

I discovered the Dunbar Running Club website today, and thought our
event may be of interest to some of your club members. We would be
delighted if you were able to join us - either in teams of three, or
individual entrants. By helping us to promote The Marie Curie Whole
Hog you will be ensuring that we can continue to provide high quality
nursing, totally free, to give people with terminal cancer and other
illnesses the choice of dying at home, supported by their families.

The all terrain adventure race will be held at Balfron Estate,
Glasgow, on Saturday 8th May 2010, and we are looking for lots of keen

If you would like any further information on The Marie Curie Whole Hog
2010 or on the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care, please do not hesitate
to contact the Scottish Events Team on 0131 561 3963 or send me a
reply to this email address.

Thank you so much for your support.

With best wishes,

Nicola Moore
Regional Events Administrator - Scotland
Marie Curie Cancer Care14 Links Place
P: 0131 561 3963
F: 0131 561 3909

Friday, February 05, 2010

Presentation - Club Championship

The presentation will be at the night out at The Rocks on 26th.  As well as the obvious 1st, 2nd and 3rd, there will be prizes for other categories - can anyone who has suggestion for these categories (ie. criteria, recipients) contact Anne as soon as possible.