Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dumfries Half

Dear Fellow Runners,
On Sunday September 26th 2010 Dumfries Running Club are proud to announce the 29th Dumfries Half marathon, one of the longest established road races in the country still organised by the same running club. The race kicks off with the skirl of the pipes at 11am at the Crichton campus on the edge of Dumfries and is an accurately measured, fully marshalled rural route that shows off the beautiful South West of Scotland at its best. The first third of the route is downhill towards the village of Bankend followed by a climb past halfway with stunning views of Criffel, a local landmark, and the final section is back via Kingholm Quay to the Macleod Pavilion where showers, changing, refreshments and a warm and friendly welcome will be available.
The Macleod pavilion (around one kilometre from the start) is where the prize giving will take place. Entries cost £12 for SAF members and £14 for others and entries will be available on the day at the Crichton for a £2 surcharge. Further details can be found on  I look forward to seeing as many runners as possible on the 26th to help the Dumfries Half marathon continue to grow and develop
Stephen Mohan
Race Director
PS details on accommodation locally can be found on

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


A reminder about the East Lothian Champs on Saturday 28th August.  

Senior 5k

We will book two changing rooms for the seniors for changing for the senior 5k. It will go off at 11.00.  

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Open Combined Event Championships

This will take place on Sunday 12th September at Caird Park, Dundee.
Application forms available from

Scottish Athletics AGM

This will take place on Saturday 11th September 2010 commencing at 10:00 (close of business approximately 12:45) at Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh if anyone is interested in attending.
Agenda and minutes from last year available from Anne.

Sunday, August 08, 2010


What a beautiful way to spend a summer's evening.
A wee stroll down by the harbour to see the boats... a 99 cone... a stroll along the beach then up to the park. Followed by a few drinks in the Ship Inn and all rounded off with a big greasy Chip Roll for tea....
... well that's what I did anyway. Some runners decided to run up and down a muckle big hill in North Berwick. Some people will do anything for "fun".
Some photos of the evening are HERE.
Even more phots HERE.. pictures from Jim Herring, right at the top of the hill!
Results will no doubt follow later.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

East Lothian Junior Championship

Junior Club Championship – Saturday 28 August

The Junior Club Championship (incorporating the East Lothian Junior Championship) will be held on Saturday 28th August at St Davids, Dalkeith.  Events will run from 12pm to 4pm (registration from 11.00am).  Entry forms will be available nearer the time and will be posted on the Musselburgh Club website, and should be filled in beforehand.
For the Seniors there will be an East Lothian 5k Championship race. This will start at 11 am.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Border Search and Rescue Unit Sponsored Walk and Challenge Run 2010

Dear Dunbar Running Club,

Border Search and Rescue Unit Sponsored Walk and Challenge Run 2010

The Border Search and Rescue Unit would like to extend an invite to
your members to come a join us on Sunday 3rd October 2010, when we are
taking over the Cheviot Hills with 23km and 16km route options for
walkers and runners and a 5km route for the whole family.

The event will be based from Hownam in the Scottish Borders and
promises to be a fun and challenging day on the hill for all. With
dogs welcome on all routes.

Full event details and registration is now available at our website at:

So sign up today! And come and join us on the hill and help to support
a local mountain rescue team!

Kind regards,


Helen Rowe
Secretary, Border SAR Unit

Coast Along


My name's Paul Davidson and I'm a WaterAid volunteer in Scottish
Water. I'm writing to you to see if you're running group would be
interested in pledging your support to this years Coast Along for

Coast Along aims to have teams of walkers or runners on all sections
of coastal path included in the event on Saturday 11th September 2010.

This year we need the support of even more walkers, ramblers and
runners to achieve our challenge: to get at least one team on all 187
sections of selected coastal paths throughout England, Wales and
Scotland to raise money for WaterAid. This is the fourth year of Coast
Along but the first time Scottish paths have been included in the
event, the Fife Coastal Path and the John Muir Way in East Lothian.

Fourteen regions in the UK have been divided into 187 sections of
between four and 15 miles in length. Each section is graded as easy,
moderate, strenuous or severe, so you can choose a path that suits
your level of fitness. There is something for everybody: for families,
ramblers, long-distance walkers and even marathon runners.

If you would like to discuss or need more information please click on
the web link below or alternatively contact me via e-mail or on

Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Paul Davidson
Scottish Water - Asset Management Planner
Asset Intelligence and Planning Team - Water (AIM)
(0787-587-2299 [email protected]
Castle House, 6 Castle Drive, Carnegie Campus, Dunfermline KY11 8GG