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