Thursday, March 25, 2010

Round Britain Relay


As you may be aware, a group of us on the runnersworld forums have
taken it upon ourselves to organise a relay race round the coast of
Great Britain.

We are doing well filling in a lot of the legs but really need help
finding people to run some of the stages between Tobermory and
Ullapool on the West Coast of Scotland. We did anticipate this being
a challenge, as one of the most remote areas in the UK, but we do hope
that the opportunity to run through some of the world's finest coast
will outweigh that. The relay should be in the area around 6th to
12th June.

Is there anything you as a running club would be able to do to help
through promotion to your members?

The stages for the west coast leg can be found here: and I've included
some more information about the project below.

Do get in touch if you would like any further information.


Iain Moore

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


The committee are trying to finalise the list of 2010/11 club championship races. The delay is due, in no small part, to the fact that a lot of dates etc. are still not published by Scottish Athletics.
It has been decided that there will be a few slight changes this year.
First up. As well as an overall "champion" we are going to have a few titles within the championship. We will be looking to find a club 10k champion and a half marathon champion, and a cross country champ. So, while the list of races may contain one or more 10k races one will be chosen as the championship race.
Another change will be that we will be awarding points for performance at any marathon. So a runners best time this year will count to their overall scores.
The provisional list is........

  • The Gala 10k - 11/04/10
  • Black Rock 5 - 11/6/10
  • Peebles 10k - 20/6/10 (trail race this year??)
  • Musselburgh 10k - July Championship 10k
  • Haddington Half - First Saturday in August?
  • Hawick Half - September
  • Norham 10k - September
  • Jedburgh Half - October Championship half
  • Cross Country (One in November, December and January 2011 - dates and venues not yet known)
  • Plus: Any marathon.

As already stated this list is, by necessity, a bit sketchy right now. We will "firm up" the dates and publish a better table as soon as we get details.

WANTED: A volunteer to calculate, collate and publish the results .... don't all rush now.

10K - Saturday 3rd April

Just a reminder that, as always, we will need marshals/helpers for the race on the 3rd.
Some people have already approached Anne to say they are available to help, but we will need more people on the day to ensure that everyone competing will have a safe, enjoyable run.  Remember, this event does not happen on it's own and extra help is always needed.
Anne and Frank will be asking members over the next week if they are available (we are aware some people might be away for the Easter weekend), or you can e-mail Anne to say if you can help out.  As always, any club member wishing to run the 10K will need to provide a marshal in their place.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Five Mile Race - June

Hi Guys,

I just wanted to say on behalf of Corstorphine AAC, thanks to all the
border clubs for hosting the series. Its a great event which we
always look foward to. We run a 5M race on the 9th June so hopefully
see some familar faces there. Click the line below for details :

Dean Carr
Corstorphine AAC

A Couple of Races

On Sunday, three members of Dunbar Running Club took part in the popular Inverness Half Marathon.   The conditions on the day were fairly good, with an earlier downpour giving way to sunshine for the start, with just a small shower during the course of the race.  Stuart Hay achieved a personal best at the distance, finishing in 19th place out of 1126 finishers, with a time of 1:18:36.  Ian Rowland finished 22nd in 1:19:55 and Anne Hay 355th in 1:42:48.


The previous Sunday, Sheila Morrison travelled to Arbroath to run the "Smokies Ladies 10 Mile", a course which included some climbs to add to the challenge, finishing in a creditable 94 minutes and 11 seconds.  A race to be recommended for it's great atmosphere.


Monday, March 01, 2010

Race for Deafblind Scotland


We're holding our 4th Deafblind Scotland Canal Run on 17th April,
starting at Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome. Maybe you'd like to join us
along the leafy paths of the Forth and Clyde Canal in East

Check out the 10k race and 5k Fun Run at
to find out more and enter the race. Alternatively, please call
Drena, Linda or Claire on 0141 777 6111 for more information and entry


Claire Galloway

The Final of the Borders Cross-Country

The final race in the popular Border Cross-Country Series took part in Peebles on Sunday.  The runners had the challenge of trudging through heavy mud in places, with the race taking them from Hay Lodge Park, along the river and over the viaduct, with two or three climbs thrown in for good measure.


In the junior race, Dunbar's Cameron Law was first East Lothian runner home, finishing 12th in a time of 9:54.  His brother Hamish finished in 10:08, with HELP's Innes Ogilvie finishing in 10:20.  Other club runners were Cameron Stevens 10:55 (DRC), Katie Watson 11:03 (HELP), Joseph Kowbel 11:06 (DRC), Rachel Watson 11:10 (HELP), Jordan Robbins 11:25, Katie Proudfoot 11:41, Katherine Andrews 11:58, Linda McCandlish 12:01, Cory Smith 12:15, Hannah Chapman 13:25 (all DRC) Anna Balfour 13:38 (HELP) and Rebecca Turner 16:39 (DRC).


The senior race was again won by Keith Hood of Corstorphine AAC with an impressive time of 23:46.  Stuart Hay of Dunbar finished 14th in 26:27, with club mate Ian Sills thirty seconds behind in 26:57, then Craig Goldie (DRC) the next East Lothian runner home in 28:31.  Also competing were Eddie Balfour 28:59 (HELP), Alex Oliver 29:20 (MADAC), Rhona Anderson 30:07 (DRC), Brian Davidson 30:42 (DRC), Frank McPartland 31:12 (HELP), Andrew Anderson 31:24, Neil Jones 33:30, Anne Hay 34:05, Neil Teather 34:36 (all DRC), Ray Harris 35:47, Ruth Watson 35:55, Saartje Drijver 39:40 (all HELP), Sheila Kerr 42:05, Jane Timms 42:01 and Sheila Morrison 43:36 (all DRC).


At the prize-giving afterwards, Rachel Watson of HELP received 1st prize in the female 11 and under category and Andrew Govan of Dunbar achieving 2nd prize in the male 16-17 category.  Dunbar's Rhona Anderson and Sheila Morrison both received 2nd prize in their respective categories of F45 and F55.  HELPS Sandy Wallace and Ray Harris received 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively in the M55 category.  All entrants to the series received a t-shirt to celebrate "21years of real x-country".


The previous Sunday, Sheila Morrison had taken part in the Kirkintilloch Olympians 12.5 k Road Race, a difficult, hilly course described as one of the toughest road races in Scotland, which Sheila completed in 74m 33 s.


A number of the runners are looking forward to the Lasswade 10 mile road race next weekend.