Friday, May 28, 2010


The Portobello Prom race (4m) is on Thursday 17th June. Race starts at 7:15 and details can be found here..

A couple of us think it would be a good idea to get as many as possible to do this race (it's a training night anyway) and then go for a meal in The Shish Mahal in Musselburgh.

Please let Stuart know by Thursday 10th if your interested.

Monday, May 24, 2010



A reminder that the closing date for entry for this race is Saturday 29th May!!!

Entry forms HERE

Monday, May 17, 2010


Last weekend Ian Rowland took part in the Fellsman - a 60 mile, high level event, over hard rugged moorland, climbing to over 11,000 feet.  The route takes the entrants up Inglebrough, down to the Hill Inn and up Whernside (two of the famous Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Walk). From the summit of Whernside the route drops down into Kingsdale then up over Gragareth and Great Coum and down into the picturesque Dales village of Dent. More climbs are taken in along the way with the final downhill into the village of Grassington to cross the river Wharfe and the finish at the Upper Wharfedale County Secondary School, Threshfield.
Ian finished 31st out of 297 finishers (and a significant number of retirals along the way) with a time of 14 hours 20 minutes. Well done Ian.
Saturday's Loch Leven Half Marathon saw the sun smiling down on the competitors - pity about that wind though!  Richard Taylor came in 34th overall with a time of 1:25:44, Rhona Anderson finished in 1:30:32, taking the prize for 2nd over 40 female and Brian posted another PB with 1:36:50.  Steve Pattison finished in 1:41:52, Anne Hay in 1:43:38 and Mary Pattison 2:05:54.  Well done everyone.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


A quick informal meet' at Hallhill on Tuesday (18th) to go over the various stages of the WHW relay race in July.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


The sun shone down on the runners (for some of the race at least) - but sadly the wind decided to come out to spoil the fun.
Still. Six Dunbar runners decided to take on the picturesque route of the Loch Leven Half, and some good times were posted.
Including Brian knocking a good few minutes of his previous best for the distance.
Please feel free to cut/paste/copy/whatever..

Friday, May 14, 2010



The club’s AGM will be held on Tuesday 1st June at 8:00 at Hallhill.

Please make the effort to attend. It’s your club and your opportunity to contribute.

Please make the club Secretary (Theresa) aware of any motions you may want to table for discussion (please be aware however, that you would be expected to be at the AGM to put your case/motion forward).

Tidy Dunbar Day

A Tidy Dunbar Day is planned on Sunday 20 June
The schools, rotary club, Guides, brownies, rainbows are all taking part - if anyone is willing to take part in helping with the area round Hallhill, just come along on the day.
The council will provide bags, bibs, pick ups, gloves etc and will remove the rubbish same day.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010



Summer starts in a few weeks!

Dates for the 2010 “Summer Series” of handicap races have just been announced…..

Wednesday       2nd June           Haddington

Thursday            24th June          Dunbar

Thursday           1st July             Longniddry (hosted by George Armstrong / JogScotland)

TBC             W/C 19th  July   North Berwick  ( exact date to be confirmed- watch this space)

Tuesday            3rd August        Musselburgh

Thursday            19th August       Dunbar (plus BBQ)

See you there.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Edinburgh to North Berwick

Windy conditions but it didn't stop 217 runners finishing the 20 mile course.

Stuart Hay beat his previous time to take 7th place overall in
2:08:37, taking the trophy for 1st over 45 runner. Brian Davidson
finished in 2:39:28 - a great time for his first race over the Half
Marathon distance. Neal Wyatt finished in 2:45:15 and Anne Hay in
2:52:17. Well done everyone.

Up and Coming Races


The Auld Toun 10K Road Race will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 2nd
June 2010. The race will start and finish in Pittencrieff Park,
Dunfermline and new for 2010 we are introducing chip timing by Winning
Time UK. Online entries are now being accepted through;

EntryCentral at


Q-Buster at


The Strathallan 5 Mile Road Race will take place at 7pm on Saturday
5th June 2010. The race will start and finish at Strathallan School,
Forgandenny by Bridge of Earn. All proceeds from this event will be
donated to charity. Online entries are now being accepted through;

EntryCentral at

Entry forms for both events can also be downloaded through the club
website at

Moorfoot Runners Beltane 10K Race 20th June - one for the diary

Message from Moorfoot:-


"The Moorfoot Runners are hosting their annual Beltane 10K Race on
Sunday 20th June.
We know that your clubs' runners have enjoyed our Cross Country, Road
Races and Hill Races in the past – this year we trying something new -
our 10K is a Trail Race !
The entirely traffic free route takes in the parks, river paths and
woodlands, east and west of Peebles, taking in the best of our local
scenery along the River Tweed.
The start and finish are at the Gytes Leisure Centre, offering
changing facilities and parking.
Full details of the race can be found on our website.
You can enter by downloading a postal entry form or enter online
through Runners World.
Please can you forward this information to your club members - we hope
to see you your club vests at our race – the day of our race is also
the start of our 2010 Beltane Festival; why not stay on in the
afternoon and enjoy the start of the local festivities."

Members Benefits

Prizes and more on offer at members' evenings

Come to Run and Become in Edinburgh on the 11th May or Achilles Heel in Glasgow the 12th May from 18:00-19:00 to enjoy our members' evenings with PUMA prize draws, free Lucozade products, specialised nutritional and footwear advice as well as the chance to take your photo with Usain Bolt's signed spike.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided while you browse, hear from experts, take your photo with Bolt's signed spike and find out if you're a PUMA winner.

The format of each evening is a short presentation from:
· Mike East, Commonwealth gold medallist and Olympic finalist, from PUMA
· Jaymie Mart, Nutrition and Relations Manager from the Lucozade Sport Science Team

There will be an opportunity to speak with both presenters afterwards with the PUMA prize draw taking place towards the end of the evening, giving away PUMA running shoes, a hoodie and a t-shirt on both nights.

Places are limited so please contact the venue you would like to attend to book your place:

Run and Become: Tuesday 11 May, 6-7pm
66 Dalry Road
Tel: 0131 313 5300
Email: [email protected]

Achilles Heel Ltd: Wednesday 12 May, 6-7pm
593 Great Western Road
G12 8HX
Tel: 0141 342 5722