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!