Thursday, May 26, 2011

Workout in the Woods

My name's James Buchanan and my wife and I run . I would like to extend an invitation to all Dunbar Running Club members to join our Workout in the Woods session on Wednesdays at 6.30pm, meeting at the corner of Middlemass and Kellie Road.The first session will be free for members of your club and £4.00 after or 11 sessions for £40. We use a mixture of interval running, strength endurance exercises with kettlebells, medicine balls and TRX, along with 1-1 pad work. As an ex-distance runner/triathlete myself I know the importance of race pace intervals, pushing the anaerobic threshold, strengthening the ligaments in the knees and strengthening the posterior chain and core muscles for correct running technique. Various recent studies also show the benefit of this type of training for aerobic exercise. My wife Cristina is also a CYQ qualified running coach trained in the pose method. Please pass the message to your club members and I hope to see some of you next week.
James Buchanan

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Musselburgh Festival 10k

Entries for the Musselburgh Festival 10k are now open. Pre-entries only on line at;


The closing date for entries will be midnight on Wednesday 20th July.

Number of entries will be capped at 400

Accurate times by chip timing system by Winning Time.


Race will incorporate the East District Road Race Championship.


Date: Saturday 23rd July

Start Time of 10k; 10.30am

Registration on the day from 8.45 to 9.45 am

Cost: £10 entry if member of Scottish Athletics, £12 others

Venue. Loretto School Playing Field, New Street, Musselburgh

Course: Flat made up of tracks and paths.

More information on the club website

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Lauderdale Limpers Running Club

The (now) Famous 2 Pubs Race

A 4.6 miles handicap multi terrain race from the Tower Hotel Oxton to the Lauderdale Hotel Lauder

Tuesday 14th June 7.30 pm

Registration from 6.30 pm at the Lauderdale Hotel, but register your entry by 12th June on 01578722799 to help catering, handicapping and organization.
(Buses to start 7.00, 7.20)

A £12 entry includes race organization, prizes, coach to start, buffet supper and alcoholic/non alcoholic drink voucher.
Changing and Showers available at the Leader Leisure Centre until 9.00 pm.
Sponsored by the Lauderdale Hotel and Lauderdale Limpers.
(Please note that this event is not covered by public liability insurance and entry is at your own risk)

Monday, May 16, 2011



Ah.. “summer” and all those long, warm, sunny evenings…..

We probably won’t get any of those this year, but at least there are the usual summer series races to look forward to J

Provisional dates for this year are:

Wednesday 1st, June, Haddington

Tuesday 21st June, Dunbar

Thursday 30th June, Longniddry (hosted by George Armstrong / JogScotland)

W/C 18th July (Date TBC), ELT probably at North Berwick

Tuesday 2nd August, Musselburgh

Thursday 18th August, Dunbar (plus BBQ)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Club Championship Races 2011

Here are the races that will make up the 2011 club championship series.
Usual rules apply.

ASICS 10K Haddington, 4th June

Peebles Beltane 10k, 19th June
Porty Prom Race (4 miles), 23rd June (curry afterwards??)
Famous Grouse 10k Crief, 10th July (mini bus and meal??)
Musselburgh 10k, 23 July
North Berwick Law Race 3 August
Edinburgh Park Run (17th Spetember?)
Jedburgh Half OR 10K (30 October).

Any marathon.
First three Borders XC races (excluding Dunbar)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011



                 For all those running or otherwise involved

        in this year's Edinburgh Marathon you are invited to a


                ***************Pasta Party ***************


           at our house on Saturday 21st May at 1.00pm. 

             Bring along a small dish of your favourite

               pasta to share with your fellow athletes.


Please contact either one of us to confirm you will be joining us.


Ian and Jane





Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Anyone Fancy a Hill Race or an Ultra?

The Edinburgh to North Berwick on Saturday proved to be a scorcher as the rain earlier in the day died out, making the 20 mile route quite tough on the competitors.

Ian Sills came second overall with an impressive time of 2:10:19, with Stuart Hay finishing 4th in 2:13:55. Rhona Anderson was second female overall, finishing in 2:24:10. Lee Curtis finished in 2:40:19 just a week after competing in the Stuc a Chroin. Neal Wyatt finished in 2.44.12, Anne Hay in 2:55:41 and Neil Jones 2:59:52.

Photo (c) Mike Newton. More of Mikes photos HERE.

It was still pretty warm on Sunday for the Gala 10K with Grant Noble taking 6th place with a time of 35:24.

The previous weekend, the temperatures were described as like being in an oven, with Ian Rowland being the 85th finisher (out of 320 with 58 dropping out en-route) in the 53 mile West Highland Way with a time of 10:30:36.

Lee Curtis achieved a pb in the Stuc a Chroin 5000 on the same day (the 5000 representing the total climb in feet). This one is always run on the Saturday before the May Day holiday, so a date for the diary for anyone who fancies it next year......

Monday, May 09, 2011


Jim was out and about on Saturday taking some photos of the Edinburgh to North Berwick race.

More of Jim's pics can be found here:[email protected]/sets/72157626551249041/

Couple of pictures from Stuart Symington, who was out and about encouraging the runners (as well as handing out much needed energy gels)

Thursday, May 05, 2011

A Concert for CHAS




Finlay Smith - violin

George Wilson - piano



 Come and enjoy an uplifting programme of rarely-heard masterpieces:


Beethoven - Sonata Nr. 10

Messiaen - Thème et Variations

Milstein - Transcriptions

Schubert - Fantasia



Haddington Town House

Saturday 14th May 7.30pm



Tickets on the door £10

 (including wine or fruit juice)


Free admission for children



Proceeds to Children's Hospice Association of Scotland (C.H.A.S.)

Monday, May 02, 2011

Loch Leven Half

The Loch Leven Half Marathon Kinross is a reasonably flat, fast race which proves popular with runners of all abilities.  It is a scenic route with goody bag for all finishers.

For supporters of the runners there is a variety of entertainment at the finish line including a kids fun run which will start between 1.20 and 1.30pm

For more information please see our website

You can enter through or by post using the attached form. The cost is 17/19 dependent on affiliation Entries must be received by Wednesday the 11 May 2011.

We look forward to seeing you on the 14th

Joanne Koziel
Kinross Road Runners

CSSAL info

Here is the handbook. P14-17 for details of Division 3 fixtures.

CSSAL Track & Field

If any senior club members with SAF membership fancy some track and field events, then why not get along to the next CSSAL meetings where you can take part in various distances ranging from 100m through to the 3km. Alternatively try out some of the field events such as high jump, long jump or javelin (full list & details on page 14-17 of attachment) Dunbar is one of the few clubs not bringing many adults to these competitions, despite having plenty of talent amongst our seniors to give the other clubs a bit of a challenge. And by taking part we get points for the club.

Our juniors took part yesterday and put in an excellent performance, winning many of their Division 3 events. The next events are:
- 5th June, Linwood
- 3rd July, Wishaw
It is highly likely that there will be a bus going with the juniors and spaces could be available so let Scott Turner or Roger Maguire (Junior Coaches) know if you are interested.

Highland Flings

On a very sunny Saturday the club was in action in the Highlands in two different races.

Ian Rowland completed the 53-mile Highland Fling in 10:30:36, whilst Lee Curtis got a PB in the Stuc a Chroin 5000 with 3.09.55.