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