Saturday, December 29, 2012

Club Championship Races 2012 - provisional results

The Club Championship results for 2012 have now been compiled and the provisional results can now be viewed on the Club Championship page and then clicking on the link to the latest results.

As stated, the results are provisional - could all club members please check their entries and let Brian know if there are any omissions or discrepancies.

Well done everybody!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Black Bun Run

Just a reminder that the annual mile and a half dash will be taking place as always at 7:00pm on Hogmanay. 
The start and finish point is just opposite The Feathers (formerly The Masons Arms), where we will convene afterwards for a drink or two.
Family and friends are very welcome to take part (including juniors).
See you there.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Devilla Forest 15 Trail Race 2013

Please see the note below about this cracking race.....

"The 2nd Devilla Forest 15 trail race takes place on Sunday 24th
February. As last year's race was so successful we've made very few
changes to the event for next year. It is important to note however
that entry is by online only and entries open on 2nd January via the
following link
We are expecting heavy demand for this race and would strongly advise
entering as soon as entries open."

Friday, December 14, 2012

Forfar Multi Terrain Half Marathon

The Forfar Multi Terrain 1/2 marathon takes place on Sunday 3rd
February 2013 at 11am.

Entries are open via

Please note that entry limit is 250 and that there will be no waiting
list and no entries on the day, so when the event is full, that is it
for 2013!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Portobello Promathon 1/1/13

The New Years Day Promathon has been "capped" and is now pre-entry.
If you want to start your year with a race get your enties in PDQ.......

"Would appreciate it if through your email lists/ club websites the below
could be made known.
We don't want people turning up on the day as they have for the last 24
years and not being able to complete.

Only 10 days to go and entries will now start filling up.


There is a new Start/Finish for this event with toilets.

Still the same fast flat accurate 4 mile course.

Full info at

Entries close 21st December or earlier if the limit of 375 is reached.

No entries on the day."

Thursday, December 06, 2012


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Anyone who is thinking of doing this, please note that the entry process has changed.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Glasgow University 5 Mile Road Race

Calling all runners!

We are excited to announce that the Glasgow University Road Race will
once again be hosted by the Hares and Hounds at Garscube Sports
Complex on Saturday December 1st 2012.

The course covers 5 miles of road and trail around Garscube Sports
Complex and has attracted hundreds of runners in previous years. The
event will include prizes, awarded by Sweatshop for top finishers.
Food and drink is also available at the venue.

Online entries are open at

Alternatively, postal entries can be sent to:

Glasgow University Hares and Hounds
Stevenson Building,
Glasgow University,
77 Oakfield Avenue,
G12 8LT

Postal entry forms are available at which also displays course
maps and race information.

Alternatively, you can enter on the day at Garscube.

Entries are £6 if you have a Scottish Athletics number or £8 if you
are not affiliated.

We hope to see you there!

Hendrik Sporing,
Club Secretary.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Anne's 50th party

Congratulations to Anne who celebrated her 50th birthday with friends on Saturday night. A great time was had by all, including these two male Dunbar Club runners whose Hi NRG dancefloor tomfoolery should not go unappreciated. 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Some nice "Dunbar" related XC photos from James here...

While a great set of pictures, of all the runners, taken by Sandy Wallace can be found at the XC website (results there too).

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

GOATS GALLOP - 25th November 10:30

GOATS GALLOP - 25th November 10:30

Have you done the Goats Gallop before?

“Yes” – well then, you’ll obviously want to do it again.

“No – Why ever not?? Get that situation sorted…

HELP have once again extended an invite for us to take part in the Goats Gallop. This run has it all… hills (both up and down), roads and paths. The route goes from Longyester, up Lammer Law, down by Hopes Reservoir then a fast road section back.

The run starts and ends at Longyester at 10:30.

Highly recommended.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Getting a PB........

Travelling a bit further afield, at the Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday,
Brian Davidson finished in an excellent 3:18:48, Neil Jones in 3:59:26
and Theresa Leslie 4:23:30 - pb's for both Brian and Theresa (who
could still be celebrating as they haven't left Amsterdam just yet!).
Congratulations all for getting another 26.2 miles under the belt.

On Saturday, Sheila Morrison took part in the Antonine Trail Half
Marathon, following the Roman Antonine wall in the Kelvin Valley. A
tough, muddy, but enjoyable event - Sheila finished in 2:43, adding to
her tally of unusual events.

On the 7th October, Lee Curtis ran the popular Kielder Marathon,
finishing in 3:44:50 - well done Lee.

Katy Gardiner achieved a pb on the same day running in the Bupa Great
Edinburgh 10K with a time of 55:15. Another "Congratulations".

Sheila also ran the Linlithgow 10K the previous Sunday, finishing in 58:56.

Well done everyone.

Please let Anne know of any events you have taken part in for the club
news (or feel free to post your own reports/stories). Some results
pages aren't very search friendly, so apologies if anyone has been
missed out.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Running down the hill

Here are Pete Mcivor's excellent photo's from the race.[email protected]/

Monday, October 08, 2012

Doon Hill - More Pictures

More pictures - this time from near the bottom of the hill (who put
that big puddle there?)
Thanks to James for these.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Photo's from the top of the hill (and near the end)

For those of you too focused on the path in front of you....there should be a picture of every runner here. This is the view you might have missed.

This selection of scenic shots comes courtesy of Richard......

While the following selection of runners coming to the end of the race is from HELP's Sandy Wallace.

Thanks to both guys for these.


Well done to all runners who took part in the 2012 EDF Dunbar 10 Mile race and a big thanks to all who helped out on the day (and before....and after).

PROVISIONAL results can be found HERE.
Please feel free to email any queries or changes - spelling mistakes ..."missing clubs" etc.."Why's my name in CAPITALS?"(because that's how you entered it online!).
Errors such as "I got 1:00:32 and you have 3:00:12"! will obviously be changed - differences of a second or so? Timekeepers decision is final.
We will try to sort out any queries ASAP.

Friday, October 05, 2012


Online entries for this race are now CLOSED. However, entries are still available on the day (£13 SAF members and £15 for non SAF) Registration is from 9:30 to 10:30 at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre (same location as race start).

This is a ten mile multi terrain race. The race starts and ends at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre in Dunbar where there are great changing and showering facilities. There will be soup and sandwiches at the end of the race.

A circular route from and back to Dunbar that goes under the A1

Height profile
For more details of the route go to

Monday, October 01, 2012

August/September Races

Or perhaps the other way round with the most recent first!
At yesterdays Loch Ness Marathon, Ian Rowland, competing in his first race as a 50 year old, finished in 3:03:27 with George Gilhooley finishing in 3:17:09.  Fiona Hamilton, in her first marathon, finished in 4:07:10, Jane Timms in 4:12:21, a pb at the distance, and Clare Miles, also in her first marathon, finished in 5:10:35.
The previous week saw Ian Rowland (3:30:29), Ian Sills (3:54:15), Stuart Hay (4:15:51), Brian Davidson (4:36:54) and Anne Hay(5:02:55) completing the tough Two Breweries Hill Race (and surviving intact - just).
On 16th September Ian Sills, Stuart Hay, Ian Rowland, Brian Davidson, Karen Page, Anne Hay and Theresa Leslie opted for the City of Stirling 10K.
In the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on 2nd September, Sheila Morrison finished in 57:26 in the 10K, with Rhona Anderson 1:28:01, Marjorie Kelly 2:04:06 and Mags Maxwell 2:06:10 competing in the half marathon.
Brian Davidson and Mary Wood took the challenge of an ultra at the end of August with the 36.5 mile Speyside Way, finishing together in 6:55:45.  The previous weekend was the Haddington Half Marathon with Ian Sills finishing 16th in 83m58s; Ian Rowland 22nd, 86m11s; James Addie 33rd, 89m24s; with Rhona Anderson taking the 1st female 45 prize and Andrew Sheldrick, Neil Jones and Jane Timms also having a good race.
Earlier in the month Brian Davidson and Theresa Leslie ran the Babcock Marine Helensburgh Half Marathon, finishing in 1:29:27 and 2:06:34 respectively. And of course, August kicked off with the popular North Berwick Law Racein which several senior members took part - Ian Rowland, James Addie, Brian Davidson, Stuart Hay, Lee Curtis, Neil Jones, Anne Hay, Susan Lyle and Fiona Hamilton.
Please feel free to post results on the news or e-mail Anne with details.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Grampian Mountain Challenge - 17-18th November 2012

The Grampian Mountain Challenge is Back!
Following on from a successful debut in 2010, the Grampian Mountain
Challenge is pleased to welcome runners to North East Scotland for
another unique blend of harsh weather, comfort, physical challenge and
mental challenge in November 2012. The same organisation team are
back with new ideas to bring the classic event format to a new
location, 1 hour from Aberdeen.
This event combines forest orienteering and mountain navigation over
two days in the Deeside area, with a remote campsite. The event
format will be the same in 2012 as it was in 2010. For those not
familiar with the format, the key points are:
• Competitors find their own way from point to point with a map given
to them at the start (map exchange at transition between
orienteering and mountain running),
• A, B and C courses available,
• Prepare for snow – this is November! (Note that distance/height gain
is similar to other MMs, but allowances are made for the time of
• No GPS allowed, altimeter OK,
• Remote campsite – but kit bags are transported for you,
• Competitors must carry minimum kit (see separate list),
• Pairs or solo runners accepted,
• Minimum age and experience requirements (see rules),
• Hot evening meal supplied on Day 1 and a light meal at the finish,
• Breakfast available to purchase and hot water urn available overnight,
• Marquee at remote campsite with "heating" and music.

For more information, visit To enter, visit
Minimum Kit:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Message from Sandy Wallace:
Karen Gabbitas is one of my jogscotland group and also an Art graduate.
This Saturday 22 September she has arranged an 'Art Event' at North Berwick Law starting at 10.00am and lasting about 2 hours. The event which is to be filmed requires as many people as possible dressed in yellow hi vis jackets and black leggings to walk in single file from the bottom to the top of the law (hence the 2 hours).
Karen would appreciate you or anybody who would be able to take part to make up the ideal numbers. If you can't manage but have a yellow hi vis jacket you could lend us, for people who don't have one.
Let me or Karen  ( [email protected] ) know. Pass this on to anybody else.
- Sandy

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Braid Hills Cross Country

As Race Organiser for the Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds I would
like to formally invite you all to Braids 2012! For those of you who
have been before, it would be lovely to see you all again. For those
who may just be joining us, it would be brilliant to see some fresh

This year Braids will be occurring on November 10th 2012.

Braids is a hill race hosted by the University's cross country club
the Hare and Hounds, and is a firm favourite in the Scottish Racing
Calendar. It's a very hilly three mile loop for the women and a rather
gruelling 6 mile double lap for the men around Braids Hill Golf
Course. For a University race, Braids usually manages to attract a
wide range of clubs and runners from around Scotland and the rest of
the UK, so there will be a strong field to test yourself against!

And as per usual we will be having the famous Braids Cake Sale
afterwards to refuel all you hungry runners!

Check out details on the hares and hounds website

Hope to see you there!

Emily Pollock
Race Organiser
Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds

Thursday, September 06, 2012

XC Dates (sort of) and a wee "heads up" on cheap gear.

XC Dates (sort of) and a wee "heads up" on cheap gear.

Well, now that the long hot summers just passed us by it’s time to don studs and spikes and think about mud and slush again.

The Borders XC dates are now available at though please keep your ears open and your eyes on the site as the date of the first round is more than likely to change…….


Talking of all things wintry you may be interested to know that premier supermarket “Lidl” is flogging cheap LED arm bands next week (4 for £3.99) just the ticket for the “toon run”. They also have running gloves for sale….might be worth checking out.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rod's Run

This year's Rod's Run multi-terrain 10k will be on Sunday, October 7th starting at 11am form Spittal Point, Berwick. The course got a good feedback from the club runners taking part last year.
More info and entry forms can be accessed from .
Kind Regards
Berwick Harriers

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Last of the Summer Series 2012

Some photo's from the final stage of the East Lothian Summer Series, held at the John Muir Country Park.

Thursday, August 02, 2012


Some really good pictures of last night's Law Race can be found here.


Credit and thanks go to both Sandy Wallace and Bob Marshall for these.

National Age Group track & Field Championships

As we all prepare to enjoy the track and field competition starting in
the Olympic Games in London, it is important to remember that
athletics carries on here in Scotland!

Here is just a reminder of a few key dates and opportunities – with
entry deadlines looming for forthcoming championships.

1) National Age Group Track and Field Championships –Grangemouth
– August 25/ 26.

Entries close for this event on Friday 10 August – just over one week away.

This event is one of the THE occasions in the year to demonstrate your
Olympic and Commonwealth potential – or just the perfect way to bring
your season to an end by setting a personal best.

2) The Under20/Senior 4 x 100m National Relay Championships are
at Grangemouth on Saturday 25 August and, again, the entry closing
date is Friday 10 August. A great chance for senior athletes to get
involved on the age-group champs weekend.

To check any entry details or for more info please refer to the SA

3) Celtic Games – Aberdeen 11 August. Selection has just taken
place for this International event at U18 and U16 age groups, and with
the Celtic Games returning to Aberdeen whence they started in 1976, we
are looking forward to a great day on that Saturday.

For those athletes selected from Wales, Ireland and Scotland, along
with a few invited guests, this event really does mark a step closer
to Olympic level of competition. Fancy a great day out? Head to the
wonderful Aberdeen Sports Village and see junior International

Finally, are you switched onto "Twitter"?

If you are, or if you want to give this a try, why not follow
scottishathletics (@scotathletics). SA will be using this feed for
live results, bang up to date information, and for any athletics

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dumfries Half Marathon

This years annual Dumfries Half Marathon is on Sunday 23rd September
at 11:00 am.
This event is ideal for experienced runners and beginners alike and with
entry fees of £16 (affiliated) and £18 (unaffiliated) it is also a bit
of a bargain.

Dumfries Running Club have worked hard to make this a special event
and there will be a technical t-shirt and a medal for all participants
as well as goody bags and the usual prizes and trophies.

Further information on the event, including a link to the course map,
is available on

Online entry is also available via EntryCentral

Carfremill to Gifford

Carfremill to Gifford

We have been invited to join HELP in their annual Carfremill to Gifford run on Wedmesday 15th August.

For those of you who haven’t yet done this …. WHY NOT?? It’s a fantastic run regardless of the weather.

It’s the usual drill …….be at Gifford for about 1815 ish for bus to leave at 1830. Then it’s a simple 10 mile straight run back. And remember – “it’s NOT a race”!!

Let Stuart or Anne know if you intend coming along and if you want to go for the meal afterwards.

Monday, July 23, 2012


A message from Sandy Wallace:

"North Berwick High School is sending 17 students to Malawi next year
on a fact finding, cultural exchange, educational and work trip.
As parents, me and Claire are involved in fundraising projects for the
trip including a FUN RUN planned for Sunday 5 August 2012. See the
attached poster with details. You are invited to take part or support
and tell your friends about it.
This a family event with runs of 1km and 2kms for kids and 5km
(3miles) for teenagers and adults, with medals and prizes - not to be
taken too seriously, so come along and join in."
- Sandy Wallace

Click on the picture for a bigger copy.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Ken Reid is joining us again on Thursday (26th) for interval training.
And this Thursday he's bringing along his Olympic torch. Ken, if you didn't already know, carried the torch through Musselburgh on the 14th June as part of the relay. Ken's entry on the official site is HERE (

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Recent Races

On Sunday 24th June, five Dunbar runners took part in the Lairig Ghru Hill Race in the worst conditions in the history of the race for 15 years. Ian Rowland finished in 3:54:33, 14th overall, Rhona Anderson in 4:29:19, taking the first female vet prize, Lee Curtis in 4:32:14, Brian Davidson in 4:35:41 and Andrew Sheldrick 5:07:56. 


On the same day Jane Timms and Theresa Leslie took part in the scenic Alnwick Trail Half Marathon, with Jane finishing in 2:10 and Theresa in 2:15.  In Oxford, Sheila Morrison took part in a 10k in aid of a primary school in Ethiopia – the conditions on the day meant the race was re-routed, making it a 10.5k cross-country.  Sheila was pleased with her finishing time of 1:01, having been second female overall in the Oxford Park Run the previous day with a time of 28:14.


The bad weather didn't deter the 14 from Dunbar who took part in the Portobello 4 mile Road Race on the Thursday evening – Andrew Crichton came in first in 20:39, taking the Steedman Trophy, Ian Sills in 22:58, giving him the first vet prize and Stuart Hay in 23:11, taking 3rd vet prize.  Ian Rowland finished in 23:30, James Addie 24:19, Brian Davidson 24:29, Lee Curtis 26:58, Neil Jones 28:19, Karen Page 29:05, making her first female vet, Karen Page, 30:34, Jane Timms, 32:26, Frank Weissgerber 32:53, Clarissa Berry 32:57, Anne Hay 33:12 and Theresa Leslie 33:24. Andrew, Ian and Stuart took the mens team prize, with Karen, Karen and Jane been awarded the ladies team prize – a good night for Dunbar!


The previous Sunday had Lee Curtis competing in the Seven Hills Race, as reported in an earlier posting, finishing in 2:19:40.  Sheila Morrison had raced in the Vale of Leven 10K the day after the Traprain Law Race, finishing in 55:38.  Stuart Symington ran the Yetholm Hill Race on 3rd June, finishing in a time of 1:30:28 and Seonaid Hudson had a good run at the Edinburgh Half Marathon at the end of May with a time of 1:40:38.
Some interesting races - well done to everyone. Remember to drop Anne an e-mail of races you have taken part in if you want them included in a report or post your report of a race on to the club news directly.


Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Spartan Race Edinburgh 2012

Fancy taking part in the largest growing Obstacle Course Race in the
world for FREE?!

I would like to invite you and your running community to attend our
first ever Spartan Race in Scotland. The Spartan Sprint is a 5km
obstacle course race involving crawling under barbed wire, spear
throwing, battling Gladiators, jumping over fire and more!

As a Scottish running club you and your team are able to race for free
in return for volunteering at the event, you can help out around the
festival area or even encourige spartans out on the course. We also
offer discounts of up to 25% off of sign ups for your running members.

It will be held at The Dalmeny Estate in Edinburgh on the 26th of
August, check out the link below for more info:

Please contact me on the details below for more information.


Dan Scott
Race Director & European

Musselburgh 10K and Ice-Cream!!!!!

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 18th 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 21st July

Start Time of 10k; 10.30am

Registration on the day from 8.45 to 10 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

There will be prizes for;

1st Female

2nd Female

3rd Female

1st Female over 40

1st Female over 50

1st Female over 60

One prize per runner (excluding team prizes)

1st Male

2nd Male

3rd Male

1st Male over 40

1st Male over 50

1st Male over 60

One prize per runner (excluding team prizes)

Women's Team (3 to count)

Men's Team (3 to Count)

First runner from EH21 postcode

Di Rollo ice cream for all runners!

There will also be a fun run starting at 12 mid day.

Berwick Wall's Curfew Run

If you fancy a short dash around the town walls of Berwick on Tweed -
1.2 miles - this is the race for you. Always good fun as juniors and
seniors run together - start time 8pm on Wednesday 11th July.

Entries from 6:30 outside Berwick Barracks (opposite the main gate).
£2 for juniors (16 and under) and £4 for seniors. Medals for all

Comrie Hills Relay

Just a short message to invite you and your club to enter one or more
teams for the 2012 Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay on Sunday 9th

As you may know, the race is a 42k relay with 2,110m of ascent, run in
four stages for teams of five runners. It starts and finishes in
Comrie village in Perthshire and follows a highly scenic route up and
around the hills surrounding Glen Lednock. Legs 2 and 3 cover rough
mountain terrain, while Legs 1 and 4, although challenging, are closer
to trail races.

The proceeds from the race go to support research into pancreatic
cancer, the disease from which our friend and club mate Simon died
tragically in 2008. Last year 32 teams took part in a great day of
racing despite some wild weather. We can't guarantee sunshine for 2012
but we can offer

° category and leg prizes

° a barbecue after the race (included in the team entry fee)

° what we hope will again be a very enjoyable and competitive race.

Full race information and entry form can be found at

For any questions or more information about the race, please contact
me at [email protected].


Gordon Morrison
Strathearn Harriers

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Seven Hills

Just a wee note to say that the Seven Hills of Edinburgh race was last weekend. Given the conditions and random nature of the course, I wasn’t too surprised to be the only club representative! I managed to get round in 2:19:40, a couple of minutes faster than last time (in 2007), despite spending several minutes sliding around on a muddy bank on Blackford Hill.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Some time back I indicated that HELP were organising a relay run along the Great Glen Way in July. The route will be from Inverness to Fort William with a “stay-over” at Inchcree. The original date has changed from the 14th July to 7th July with an early morning start.

Can you please let me know if any one from your club is interested in taking part. I already have accommodation booked at Inchcree. HELP will provide minibus transport as usual.
Please let Stuart know ASAP (by email) if you want to go.
These events have been great fun in the past!!

How Many Miles?

On Saturday 26th May. Ian Sills, Jane Timms and Sheila Morrison
travelled all the way to Dumfries and Galloway to take part in the
Kirkcudbright Half Marathon. In a cool 27 degrees and a strong wind
on an undulating course Ian was 5th overall and 1st Vet with a time of
1:23:21. Jane and Sheila were both just over two hours, 2:08:30 and
2:17:41 respectively, and were very grateful to be hosed down at 10

On Monday 28th, Stuart Hay, wearing no. 2, came 2nd in the Rigg Race
at Balerno in 34:28, with Neil Jones finishing in 44:10 and Anne in
47:35 (wearing no.1 and achieving 1st in her age category.

On Saturday 2nd June the club dominated the Haddington 10k - Ian
Sills was first East Lothian Vet with a time of 36:36, with Ian
Rowland three places behind in 37:31 and Grant Noble just behind in
38:09, which gave him the prize for first supervet. James Addie
finished in 39:35, Rhona Anderson in 40:42, which made her 2nd female
overall and first East Lothian female club runner, Mary Wood in 41:33,
Andrew Sheldrick in 43:59, Karen Page in 45:25, Anne Hay in 48:45,
Jane Timms ran a pb in 52.11, as did Clare Miles, taking 4 mins of her
previous best with 55:01. Rhona, Mary and Karen took the ladies team
prize. On the same day, Theresa Leslie ran the Stranraer Half
Marathon with a time of 2:03:57.

A number of the club took part in the Traprain Law Race on 9th – minus
the river crossing this year as the runners would have being swept
away! Ian Rowland finished 10th overall in 48:10, with Stuart
finishing in 49:26, Richard Taylor 51:01, Rhona Anderson, 2nd lady, in
53:34, Brian Davidson 54:00, Mary Wood 55:29, Andrew Sheldrick 58:59,
Neil Jones 63:27, Anne Hay 63:42, Clarissa Berry 71:56 and Sheila
Morrison 80:41. A first this year – a ladies team prize, won by
Dunbar. On Sunday 10th June Ian and Jane ran Mabie 10k trail race.
Ian was in the prizes again by being 3rd overall and 1st vet (for the
third year running).

This weekend was busy again with Jane, Ian and Brian Davidson tackling
the Park run in torrential rain and very strong winds. Needless to
say all were much slower than expected with the conditions, however
Ian was first and Brian 8th (so not too bad afterall!)

On Sunday Theresa Leslie and Sheila Morrison ran the Bamburgh 10K – a
very scenic run along the coast, billed as one of the most inspiring
races in the country! Theresa finished in 54:54 and Sheila in 56:07.
On the same day Ian Sills, Brian, Anne and Stuart travelled down to
Peebles for the 10K trail race and in very muddy conditions all had a
good race with Ian finishing in 40:10, Stuart in 40:34, Brian in 43:28
and Anne in 53.34.

Quite a lot of miles there - well done everyone.

Monday, June 11, 2012

12K Multi Terrain Race

The Nethy Explorer 12k Multi Terrain Race will be taking part on
Sunday 15th July. The race takes place half on road and half on track
along the Speyside Way, a beautiful part of the Caledonian Pine
forest. There will be 2 water stations on route, prizes and goodie
bags at the end.


Melanie Clouston

Explore Abernethy Ranger

[email protected]

01479 821565

A Wee Dash.......

The Milnathort Dash is organised by Kinross Road Runners, and is our
annual race for those that love hills but prefer not to be off road.
It's only 5.4 miles but the views are worth the effort. The event is
open to runners aged 16 or over on the day of the race. The race is
run under UK Athletics Rules and is a scottishathletics permit event.

Entries are through Entry Central and are also permitted on the day of
the race until we reach our limit of 150. The cost is £7 for those
affliliated to Scottish Athletics and £9 for those who are not. There
is a £2 surcharge for entries on the day. Registration opens at 6.30
pm in Orwell Church Hall and the race starts at 7.30 p .at the bottom
of Wester Loan, Milnathort, adjacent to the Town Hall.

Health and Safety - Clear route maps will be posted at Registration.
The route is well signposted, but it is on public roads and farm
tracks. The organisers are being assisted by a number of voluntary
marshals. The safety of all is paramount and it is a condition of
entry that competitors must follow the instructions of the marshals.
All runners must enter emergency contact details on the back of their

There are cash prizes in all runner categories as well as a team prize
for ladies and men. Spot prizes will also be handed out in the finish
area. Prizes for Queen and King of the hill will be awarded to the
first female and male respectively to reach the top of the first hill

Full results will be available at

Facilities - There are toilets but no changing facilities at
Registration. Car Parking is available on public roads and is limited
so car sharing is recommended. There is one water station on the
route and drinks are available at the finish. Refreshments will be
available in Orwell Chursh Hall after the race.

The Race Organiser is Stephen Crawford - [email protected]

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Well done to all the Dunbar runners who did yesterday's longer than usual but dry Traprain Law race.

Results can be found HERE

Sandy Wallace took loads of photos at the top which can be viewed HERE.

As did Bob Marshall whos photos can be viewed HERE.

Friday, June 08, 2012



Never mind the weather. The East Lothian Summer Series got off to a start on Wednesday night, when runners from Dunnbar, Musselburgh, HELP and JogScotland took on the 3.2mile flat but winding course in Haddington (Thanks to the guys from HELP for laying the route .... especially after a busy weekend).

Results etc. can be found HERE

Monday, May 28, 2012

Putton Mill 10K and Children's 2K

This takes place at Putton Mill Fitness Centre, Duns on Sunday 10 June 2012.

This is a lovely 10k route which goes through the grounds of
Kimmerghame and Wedderburn Estates, with the rest of the run on quiet
country roads. The children's 2k is entirely off-road on the golf
driving range.

Details and online entry form can be found at or contact Bruce Millar on 07919

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Moorfoot Runners 10K Trail Race

This years race takes place on Sunday 17-June, with the junior fun run
commencing at 1130 and the main trail race at 1200 noon.

Entry on the day or online via Runners World

Full details on the Moorfoot Runners website including downloadable
entry form, course map, previous years results, FAQs etc.

We look forward to welcoming you to our race and for some after-race
Why not stay on for the day and take in the parade at the start of our
town Beltane Festival later on the Sunday afternoon....


Kenny Davidson
Moorfoot Runners Club Secretary

Friday, May 18, 2012

27th Moffat Gala Festival of Running 2012

This is a 15km which takes place on Tuesday 10th July at 19:15.

This scenic road race covers a distance of 15km (9.3miles) over
undulating multi-terrain in and around the pretty Spa town of Moffat
and there's no hiding the fact there's a bit of a hill in the middle!
It's a perfect training run for those on target for a pb in an autumn
full or half marathon.

Entries for the first time this year are at EntryCentral
( If you follow
this link you will find out more about the race.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

E2NB - Jim's Photos

Photos from the 20 mile run at

Tuesday, May 15, 2012



Please note that the 2012 dates for the Summer Series have now been announced.

As ever the races will be short(ish) between 5k and 7.5k. Unlike previous years however this time it’s straight ahead races.

Dates etc can be found at:

Peebles Gypsy Glen Hill Race


in conjunction with


present the annual


Wednesday 16 May, 2012 at 7pm
Register from 6.15pm @ The Gytes, Peebles

Normal Weather Resumed....

Sheila Morrison ran the Ignis Asset Management Women's 10k on Sunday -
the weather was cold and windy, with heavy rain towards the end. It
didn't put Sheila off though, as she ran the seond half quicker than
the first to finish in 55:52. Well done Sheila.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Given the current state of the weather, it has been a bit of a surprise to have the sun put in appearance the last two Saturdays to coincide with a couple of races (the poor weather also brings out the absent-minded side; forgetting what it's like to run in a bit of warmth and forgetting to apply the suncream!) 
At the Edinburgh to North Berwick on 5th May, Dunbar had a good showing with eight runners taking part. Stuart Hay came in 4th overall, taking the 1st vet prize in 2:05:15.  Ian Rowland, getting his race legs back, finished in 2:14:18, with Rhona Anderson coming over the line in 2:21:50, giving her 2nd female vet prize.  Brian Davidson had a good run, finishing in 2:28:21, with Susan Lyle finishing in an excellent 2:31:30 in her first attempt at the longer distance.  Andy Sheldrick, two weeks after the London Marathon, finished in 2:38:01, Neal Wyatt in 2:49:38 and Anne Hay in 2:51:57.
The Loch Leven Half Marathon on the 12th proved a popular race as ever with 491 runners completing the course, which had a change in the last couple of miles to accommodate the new finish.  Stuart finished 7th overall (and was awarded the 1st vet prize) in 1:20:03, with Ian Sills finishing 11th in 1:20:43.  Ian Rowland finished in 1:27:09, Brian Davidson in 1:31:11, Neal Wyatt in 1:43:19, Neil Jones in 1:45:05, Karen Page, coming back into racing, in 1:47:43, Anne in 1:50:51, Jane Timms, having a good run, in 1:58:58 and Theresa Leslie in 2:12:37.

Friday, May 11, 2012



The Portobello 4 mile race is on 21st June.

As per usual some of us are thinking about heading off for a curry after the race.

If your want to come along (or you just want more info) please get in contact with Stuart.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Haddington 10K & Half Marathon

Entry is now open for both the Haddington 10k and the Haddington Half.
Remember that not only are these great races and well organised but
they are also bang on our own doorstep - so there's no excuse for not
doing them!
Oh. And they are both club championship races this year (and "points
mean prizes")

10K 2nd June 3pm
Half 18th August 2pm

Both can be entered via

Monday, April 23, 2012

London 2012



To add to Anne's summary of the London Marathon this year, it was a great event and I was glad to have one of the club places and experience it for myself.


It turned out to be almost perfect weather on the day, with the toilet queues fractionally shorter than the race distance. The start was very busy, taking about 20 minutes to clear the first 2 miles, but it stretched out a bit after that. After giving up on catching the Kenyans, I settled down into my planned pace until the last few miles when the occasion, or possibly the previous 21 miles, started to get the better of me. In the end I was 69 seconds over my target, but not going to complain about that - Especially with the surprise that welcomed me after the race (pic hopefully attached).




Sunday, April 22, 2012

London Marathon

Sure a few people would have watched the event today trying to spot a few familiar vests......
Lee Curtis was first Dunbar runner home in 3:31:09, with first time marathoners Andy Sheldrick and Katy Gardiner crossing the finishing line in 3:39:06 and 4:46:14 respectively.  A very big well done and hope there will be a bit of celebrating going on post race - well deserved.

Friday, April 20, 2012

RNLI Brae Races

The annual Burnmouth RNLI Brae Races take place on Sunday 20th May -
2pm start. The races are a 5k Challenge run, 1 mile Junior flat road
race, Brae Cycle, Junior & Senior Brae Sprint. Entries are £2 for
juniors and £5 for seniors with a combined price for all three of £12.

Entry forms and sponsorship sheets available from Margaret Driscoll,
Hon. Secretary, Burnmouth RNLI Branch, Lyndale, BURNMOUTH, TD14 5UL
Tel. 01890 781576

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Weekend Races

In the Rock 'n' Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon on Sunday, Mary Wood achieved her hoped for sub 1:30 for the distance, finishing in 1:29:50, which made her 9th lady overall.
Sheila Morrison went further afield completing the popular Paris Marathon in 4:51:14, while Stuart Hay achieved a PB at the Lochaber Marathon with a time of 2:50:59.  Rhona Anderson was second female overall finishing in 3:09:50, with training partner Megan Wright (running for HBT) taking first in an impressive 2:57:33.  Anne Hay finished in 3:55:11, with Helen Langley finishing strongly in her first ever Marathon in 4:01:31.
Well done everyone.

Friday, April 13, 2012

North Berwick Novice Triathlon

This will take place on Sunday 13th May - early entry is encouraged to
avoid disappointment.
Entries on-line at
Further information from Ken Reid (Olympic Torchbearer) at [email protected]

Kinross Road Runners - Races

The following to be organised by Kinross Road Runners.

Saturday 12th May 2012 - Loch Leven Half Marathon
Our aim is to ensure that it continues to be "one of the best half
marathons in Scotland". The route is gently undulating round the
scenic shores of Loch Leven with a slightly different finish this year
at the new Loch Leven Community Campus. Start time - 1pm. Entries
£17/ £19(not affiliated). Enter through Entry Central.

We are also organising the Milnathort Dash - a 5.5 mile run for those
who like running a hilly route, but prefer to run on, rather than off,
roads! It will be held on Thursday 21st June 2012 on the quiet roads
round Milnathort - entries will be through Entry Central in May, with
entries on the day if there are still places available.

We look forward to welcoming you in Kinross.

Website -

Thank you.

Alison Houston
Secretary, Kinross Road Runners

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Well done to Seonaid Hudson who ran the Barcelona Marathon on 25th
March in 4:21:33 while still making the recovery from a broken foot!
Well done Seonaid. The weather, it has to be said, was nothing like
what we experienced last night - it was unseasonably hot and sunny
(like a British summer?).

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Flying The Club Colours....

Now that the 10K is over a bit of a catch up of recent events....
On Easter Sunday, Brian Davidson and Theresa Leslie both took part in
the Tom Scott Memotrial 10 mile race in Strathclyde and both achieved
PB's for the distance. Brian finished in 1:07:18 and Theresa in
1:30:17 - well done both.
The previous weekend, at the Edinburgh 5K Parkrun, Brian ran a PB in
18:57, Mary Wood was first lady, finishing in 19:12, followed by
George Gilhooley in 19:18, Susan Lyle in 19:29 and Theresa in 25:31.
Team Dunbar had also had a good run in the Grangemouth Around the
Houses 10K on 25th March with Brian crossing the line in 40:15, Mary
in 40:35, showing great form after being 1st lady (9th overall in
58:55) in her first race, the Tunbridge Wells 13K Trailman a fortnight
before . Susan finished in 40:51 and 2nd in her category at
Grangemouth, with Theresa finishing in 53:56.
The day before, a number of Dunbar runners had taken part in the
Pencaitland 10K and the pre-race zumba session - Andrew Crichton
(winner), Ian Sills, Stuart Hay, Ian Rowland, Anne Hay, Jane Timms,
Sheila Morrison and Keith Mills.
At the 30th Alloa Half Marathon on the previous Sunday, Rhona Anderson
finished in 1:27:45, Andrew Sheldrick in 1:35:23 and Sheila Morrison
in 2:07:35 - all gearing up for the coming Marathon season.

Monday, April 09, 2012

10km Race film

Thought I'd try mucking about with the video camera. I managed to get most
runners but the battery went for the last ones..sorry about that. Hope you
like it.


More 10km Race pics

Here's a load more shots from the race, just before the 9km mark.

Richard Taylor[email protected]/

Running with the Kenyans - Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth

Over the summer there are going to be lots of people sitting in front of their televisions, disconsolately prodding their thickening bellies
and musing on lost opportunities. Could they too have become Olympians if only they'd eased up on those doughnuts and stuck to their
training regimes? As a boy, Adharanand Finn had the makings of a promising long-distance runner. Named after the Sanskrit word for
Eternal Bliss, he spent his teenage years competing in cross-country races in Northamptonshire. But he let it slip in his twenties and by
his late thirties all that remained was a host of nagging what-ifs.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Dunbar 10k - Provisional Results

Provisional results of today's 10k race are HERE.

A couple of known issues (one sorted, one not - yet).
There was a slight mix up with one of the ladies prizes due to "inadvertent gender realignment during the on line registration process". This has now been rectified - but prizes as handed out on the day apply.

Also some runners have noticed a slight discrepancy in their watch times to ours - this is being investigated and will be amended if necessary (however, the all important positions are correct).

We have received some fantastic pictures for Lesley Marshall that can be viewed HERE
We also have some snaps of the event "before and after" that can be viewed HERE.

Friday, April 06, 2012

DUNBAR 10K RACE, 7th APRIL 11:00

Entries for the 2012 Dunbar 10k race are now available on line.
Visit Entry Central for details. (and entry)

The race is on 7th April at 11:00 and starts and ends at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre in Dunbar.

Right Click and select "Open Link In New Window" for large copy of map.

There are plenty changing and showering facilities at the start at Hallhill, and tea, coffee and sandwiches will be on supply after the race prior to the prize giving.  There will also be home baking available for a small donation which will go to Cash for Kids which raises funds for disabled children in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Wendy Nicolson of Bowe Sports and Leisurewear will be selling various items of sports kit at the event - all runners will receive a money off voucher in their goodie bags at the end of the race to use in the shop, so remember to pay a visit to the shop as well at 67 High Street, Dunbar.

Kate Farrow of East Lothian Sports Therapy will also be at Hallhill offering post-race massages to the runners for a monetary donation - these can be booked at registration.  Kate has also donated a gift voucher for a sports massage which will be presented to the first local runner over the line.

Chris Shepherd of myphotofinish will be taking pictures at the event and runners will have the opportunity to purchase pictures later - so best smiles for the camera!

Heather McDonald of Kiss Me Cake will be donating delicious team prizes and spot prizes on the day - well worth running for!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Penicuik 10K

Penicuik 10k Road Race is on Saturday 12th of May this year with all
details available via

The event had great feedback last year with many runners achieving
personal bests and really enjoying the whole experience.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kelso Crawlers 10K

Entries are now open for the Kelso Crawlers 10k to be held on Sunday
15th July 2012

All details can be found on our website at

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kelso Crawlers

Monday, March 19, 2012


OK.  Here are the proposed races that will constitute the 2012 "Club Championship" races (thanks to Brian).
Please note that Dunbar "goes large" this year with the inclusion of "any ultra". However, there's loads of different distances and plenty of 10k's for those looking for fast races.

Oh. And the club 5k is included this year - so there's even more incentive to come along to interval training on a Thursday.
  • Loch Leven Half
  • Haddington Half
  • Black Rock 5
  • Any Marathon
  • E2NB
  • Any parkrun April/June/Sept
  • Peebles trail 10K
  • Portobello 4 miler
  • Traprain Law
  • NB Law
  • Musselburgh 10k
  • Stirling 10K
  • Haddington 10K
  • Any ultra
  • 3 points for each club 5K win......? (gives everyone a fair chance?) if you win it more than once you keep getting the points. Starts April.

Please let Brian, Theresa or Anne know about any changes/additions you may want to see. This MUST be done by Friday 30th March - otherwise we are going with the above list "as is".

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

After All That Mud....

..there are still a few off road races to be had after the cross-country.

On Sunday Ian Sills, Jane Timms and Sheila Morrison took part in the
Gartmorn 6 - a six mile off road race near Alloa - a very scenic route
round a loch on tracks and paths. Ian was 8th overall and 3rd Vet in
36.37, Jane finished in 54.53 and Sheila 57.10.

The previous Sunday at the Lasswade 10-mile race, Stuart Hay finished
10th in 59:52 with Ian Sills 12th in 60:34. Rhona Anderson had another
good run in 66:58, with Anne Hay finishing in 80:43.

On the same day, Sheila Morrison took part in the Abroath Smokies
Ladies 10 mile road race finishing in 94.39, while Theresa Leslie ran
the Ronhill Cambuslang Down by the River 10km in 52.55 - only three
seconds outside her pb for the distance.

On 26th February, several runners travelled to Kincardine to run the
Devilla Forest 15K - Ian Sills finished 9th overall in 57:52 with
Stuart finishing just behind in 58:10. Lee Curtis finished in 1:09:29,
Andrew Sheldrick in 1:09:53, Anne in 1:17:08, Jane in 1:30:56 and
Theresa 1:31:57.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Kintyre Way Relay

At last, website up-and-jogging at with
online entry and all the other stuff.

The organisers hope that they will see a Dunbar relay team, and/or
perhaps one or two people having a go at the new ultra options (45
miles and 35½ miles).

Mabie Forest 10K

This event is only in its 4th year, with the hope to establish it as a
race of choice for existing trail runners and also those new to the

The event is to be held in Mabie Forest which is situated 4 miles
south of Dumfries, off the A710.

Parking and refreshments will be available at Mabie Forest, which also
offers superb facilities for Mountain Biking, Forest Walks and

It is entirely in the confines of the forest and the course is on forest track.

The event is held on Sunday 10th June and starts at 11am. Entry fees
are £13 (unattached) and £11 (SAL/UKA)

Entries are open and you can choose to enter on line via runners world:

You cannot enter on the day so please get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Monday, February 20, 2012


The scores for the 2011 club championships are attached HERE.
Any mistakes, errors or omissions, please speak to Anne.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pencaitland 10K

Pencaitland Primary School PTA are organising some events for Saturday 24th of March.  There will be a 5K and 10K run starting at 2pm, with registration from 1pm at Pencaitland Primary School. There will also be a 3.5K family fun run and 10K family bike ride on the same day.  Registration forms are available on the notice board at Dunbar Running Club. 

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Balfron 10k 2012

This year's Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k takes place on Sunday
22nd April 2012 at 11am.

First run in 2007 (as the Co-operative Balfron 10k), this event has
proved extremely popular with runners of all abilities. The
officially measured course, chip-timing, winners prizes and
professional organisation appeal to the most serious runners, whilst
the friendly atmosphere, traffic-free route and excellent goody bags
including commemorative medal and T-shirt make it a great race for the
more casual runner and even first-time 10k-er.

This is a rural road 10k on an undulating route with in excess of 500
runners expected again this year. Online entries are now open at or download an entry form and post it in.
Subject to availability, entries will be accepted on the day, but
early advance entry is advised to ensure a place and a guaranteed
medal and T-shirt.

There will also be various stalls and entertainment for spectators, as
well as an excellent café, so feel free to bring support with you too!

If you require any additional information then please contact Colin
Mendham on 01360 440 175 or 07834 096 888 [email protected]

All proceeds raised from this event are being donated to the local
primary and secondary schools and Crossroads Scotland.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Scottish Athletics Masters Cross Country

Miserable, cold, wet, muddy and windy....perfect cross country conditions. Dunbar sent a team over to Kilmarnock to compete against some of Scotland's more senior athletes in the Scottish Masters XC. Check out the results here.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Open Masters Road Relay

Well done to the Dunbar Ladies team - Susan Lyle, Rhona Anderson and
Megan Wright - who took second place in the LSK Supplies Open Masters Road Relay on Sunday.

Monday, January 30, 2012


Borders Cross Country at Spittal Sands on PhotoPeach

Nice photos of the Berwick leg of the XC from Jim.
A wee moment of calm........

Edinburgh to North Berwick

Online Entry is now open for the Edinburgh to North Berwick Road Race
- Saturday 5th May 2012.

Race details and entry along with payment can be made at

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Two Great Races

Closing dates for entry for the National Masters and the National Cross Country are approaching fast. The Masters, held in Kilmarnock, is for runners over 40, whilst The National at  Falkirk is open to all SAF memebers.
If you would like to have a go at either or both of these events please pass on your DOB and SAF number to Ian Rowland by Thursday 19th Jan (Masters) and 26th Jan (Naional)

Friday, January 06, 2012

Devilla Forest Races

Carnegie Harriers presents the Devilla Forest 15 and Devilla Forest 5, two new trail races through the Devilla Forest near Kincardine.
WHEN:      11am, 26 February 2012
WHERE:     Scottish Police College at Tulliallan near Kincardine in Fife
WHAT:      The Devilla Forest 15 is 15KM (9.3 miles)
                The Devilla Forest 5 is 5KM (3.1 miles)
The DF15 follows a relatively flat 15KM circular loop of Devilla Forest, taking in a mix of fire-roads, paths and single track. The route skirts 3 lochs and goes through a variety of sheltered woodland. Ground conditions vary from boggy to hardpacked!
The DF5 follows a similarly flattish 5KM loop around the Moor Loch which is also within Devilla Forest.
Both routes are 99% off-road but suitable for ordinary trainers or trail shoes (although not suitable for spikes). The courses will be fully
marshalled and signposted.
HOW MUCH:  The DF15 entry fee is £9.00 (SAL) and £11.00 (non-SAL) 
                      The DF5 entry fee is £4.00 (SAL) and £6.00 (non-SAL)
ENTERING:     Via the EntryCentral website until 24 February 2012, at
Limited entry on the day available at a small surcharge
BENEFITS:     Great courses, slick organisation, indoor changing facilities, showers, tea and cakes, generous prize list, good atmosphere...!