Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beltane 10K

I'm pleased to let you know that the Moorfoot Runners Beltane 10K Trail Race has been scheduled for Sunday 19th June in Peebles at 12 noon.
Following feedback from runners and local police, we modified last year's route to be a completely traffic-free trail race, taking in some of the most scenic parts of the Tweed Valley west of Peebles - feedback from last year's runners was very positive about the trail route - looking forward to seeing you again this year...and bring some friends !!
Entries can be made online at Runners World or by post.
All details on our website: http://www.moorfootrunners.co.uk/17801.html
I hope to see you there.
Kirsty Davidson
Moorfoot Runners Club Secretary

50K - Perth

Three Dunbar runners were in Perth on Sunday for the Self-Transcendence 50 K race at North Inch.
Ian Rowland was 7th overall in a time of 3:46:25 and received the prize for first vet over 45.  Stuart Hay came in 8th in 3:55:40 and Anne Hay finished in 4:53:55. 
A very friendly, well organised event taking in both the 50K and 100K.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Well Prepared.......

Well folks, after the meeting last night we have set provisional dates for the 2011/2012 Border Cross-Country Series!  Well ahead of time.
The dates are:
23 October 2011    - Galashiels
6 November 2011   - Lauder
20 November 2011  - Dunbar
4 December 2011   - Peebles
8 January 2012       - Paxton House
29 January 2012     - Berwick
19 February 2012    - Norham
Remember to keep an eye on http://www.bordersxc.com 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Couple of Halfs.....

Shaking the mud of the cross-country off their shoes and getting into the road racing season, a few Dunbar runners have setting targets over the last two weekends that some of us can only dream of.
On 13th the conditions at Inverness were more in keeping with the cross-country, cold and snowy, but it didn't stop George Gilhooley finishing the half marathon in 1:29:46 with his first race in quite some time, and Brian Davidson going from strength to strength, achieving a pb of 1:30:23.
Maybe a bit warmer, but still getting blown about a bit didn't deter some from the Alloa Half Marathon on 20th with Ian Sills finishing 24th overall in 1:19:34.  Rhona Anderson was 15th female overall with a time of 1:28:16, Neil Jones, bouncing back from his Barcelona Marathon with a time of 1:43:23 and Sheila Morrison making a good start to the season with a time of 2:02:35.
Well done everyone.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Northumberland Coast Marathon

If you enjoyed the 14 mile Northumberland Coastal Run, then maybe you would like to consider this one which takes place on 21 August.   http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/northeastmarathonclub/page10.phtml
Entries limited to 60 runners, so get in quick. Forms also on the noticeboard at Hallhill.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Colin McDonald

Just to let you all know that Colin McDonald one of our running coaches will be attempting the west highland way to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief.
Please find below his link to his site if you wish to donate you can do so on line.
All the best Colin from everyone at Dunbar Running Club.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


In case anyone was thinking of this 10K. Please note the following message received from the race organiser that includes a change of date.
"I am contacting you to let you know that the date for this race has been changed.  This is due to an unforeseen problem with the venue.  The new date is Sunday 8th May venue and times the same.  Apologies for any inconvenience."

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Tesco Vouchers

Tesco vouchers for schools and clubs are again available in-store.
If you wish to donate your vouchers to go towards the junior section, please pass them to Anne.
Thank you.


Initial results show that Dr Neil Jones finished the Barcelona Marathon today in a time of 3:57:04.
Well done Neil.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Marie Curie Whole Hog Cross-Country Adventure Race

I contacted you last year about the Marie Curie Whole Hog Challenge  - a cross country obstacle race which has now become an annual event for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and we are now celebrating our third year!  The race, approximately 12km long, incorporates the challenge of the wild terrain of the Scottish countryside, and the warmth of a grand hog roast party.  It really is a fantastic adventure challenge for both experienced runners and those just looking for a unique experience. 
I thought our event may be of interest to some of your club members and we would be delighted if you were able to join us - either in teams of three, or individual entrants.  I have attached our information pack which details the event, and if you would be able to circulate it amongst your members or post this on your website, I would be extremely grateful.  I can also provide hard copies of posters or information packs if you may find these more useful.  Online booking is also available at www.mariecurie.org.uk/wholehogbalfron.  Any assistance would be very much appreciated!  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 21st May 2011.  As an additional bonus, we will also be bringing the Whole Hog to Aberdeenshire for the very first this year on September 24th.  Details of this second event can be found at www.mariecurie.org.uk/wholehogmintlaw
If you would like any further information on The Marie Curie Whole Hog 2011 or on the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care, please do not hesitate to contact the Scottish Events Team on 0131 561 3963 or contact me at this email address [email protected]
Thank you so much for your support, and we would love to see you on the day!
With best wishes,
Nicola Moore
Regional Events Fundraiser - Scotland

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


Another set of photos from Sunday's race.
This time from Jim.
Some very nice pictures of the course and surrounding scenery.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157626042294929/
Sometimes we miss what's under our noses.
For those of you of a mind for such matters... convert to greyscale and
it's very reminiscent of some classic ECM. For those not so
minded....... sorry.