Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Draft results of the last race of the year..... Yes it's the "Black Bun Run".
Big turn out this year (35 runners).
Well done to James Addie for winning this year - and respect to James for sharing the prize "Bun" in the pub later on.

Name Time (mm.ss)
James Addie 8.20
Nick Williamson 8.21
Stuart 8.27
Ian S 8.44
Brian 9.14
Euan Miles 9.18
Ian R 9.40
Jamie 9.48
Fraser K 9.59
Jack Poole 10.00
Ian Jones 10.01
Charlie H 10.07
Julie 10.22
Andy A 10.37
Cameron McPheat 10.38
Fiona H 10.43
Catriona McPheat 11.07
Graeme McPheat 11.24
Ross & "dog" 11.32
Duncan 11.40
Clare 11.42
Rhona A 12.02
Robbie A 12.02
Andrew Bennet 12.10
Theresa 12.17
Frank W 12.23
Marissa K 12.42
Marjorie K 12.44
Richard Bennet 12.50
Robbie Bennet 12.50
Jane 12.58
Mags 13.03
Jamie Williamson 15.20
Jo Williamson 15.32
Keith Mills 17.58

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Black Bun Run

This will take place, as always, at 7:00 pm on Hogmanay - the start and finish is opposite The Mason's Arms.  For those who haven't taken part before this is an informal event with Dunbar Running Club members, their friends and family taking part - that includes junior runners - and is a dash of a mile and a half through West Barns, with the presentation of the black bun taking place afterwards in the Mason's.

See you there.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Break

Tonight (Thursday 19 Dec) will be the last night we will be at Hallhill before Christmas/New Year - club nights will resume on Tuesday 7th January 2014.
Details of the Black Bun Run on Hogmanay will be posted in due course.
Happy Christmas everyone.

Sunday, December 08, 2013



A big well done to everyone who took part in Today's Dunbar Festive Half and 10k Runs. And a big thank you to all those who went to the trouble of coming along in fancy dress - it certainly brightened up a typical dreech Dunbar, December, Sunday morning a bit.

And a big "sorry" to all the competitors at the cyclo-cross event at Foxlake. You really did see half a dozen or so Santa's, a couple of deer and at least one of Santa's helpers running through your route!!

As this wasn't a "race" there are no "results". However, here are the all important times - sorted in no particular order..

Festive Half:

Anne Hay
Julie Oswald
Andy Sheldrick
Jamie Thomas
Ian Rowland
Rhona Anderson
Nick Williamson
Stuart Hay


Steve Pattison
Mary Pattison
Sheila Morrisson
Jamie Cherrie
Claire Simpson
Billy Elliot
Dorothy Elliot
Val Herring
Marjorie Kelly
Clare Miles
Euan Miles
Tara Mirza
Katy Gardiner
Jeremy Roebuck
Fiona Hamilton
Megan Wright
Gordon Bowes
Karen Page
Neil Teather
Andy Anderson
Craig Goldie
Finlay Smith
Ray Harris & Harvey

A big thanks to Frank for the time keeping and to "Santa" for the chocolates at the end!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Springburn Harriers - Jack Crawford Springburn Cup

This 10k Race takes place on Saturday 8th March 2014, 11am start. For more details and any updates check the website www.springburnharriers.com
Entries on-line at Entry Central http://entrycentral.com//Jack-crawford-10k


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Inaugural Isle of Islay Marathon

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the romantic Isle of Islay will host its first marathon, a point-to-point 26.2 mile challenge that will showcase the breathtaking setting of the island.  This route represents one of the most scenic spots in the world (whitewashed seaside villages, rugged rock-strewn beaches, a shimmering loch, and a ramble through the moors). Please visit: http://www.lordsoftheisles.com/marathon.html

The marathon will raise funds for the children of Islay – the youth pipers and the high school seniors who will make a volunteer trip to a developing country in 2015. All entry fees will be given to this expedition. Each finisher medal will be handcrafted by an islander, making each piece unique and memorable. And, to complete a fun-filled weekend, a ceilidh, a celebration of Gaelic dancing and song, is planned for the evening after the marathon – a rare chance to witness traditional Gaelic culture as well as celebrating your accomplishment with fellow marathoners.

Due to this being the first time for Islay to host a marathon, the field is limited to 50 runners. Entries will be on a first come, first served basis. Don't wait since the race may fill quickly. And, make your hotel or B&B reservations soon as well.

And, to add a new wrinkle, a golf/marathon challenge will also be held.

Dr. Bob Kroeger, marathon director

Run with us in April in Scotland! www.lordsoftheisles.com

Run 4 It


Run 4 It are holding a retail event in Galashiels on Saturday 30th of November  - there will be a great range of Christmas offers, so people can either shop for themselves or get a head start with their Christmas shopping.
Galashiels was chosen for its accessibility from all areas in the Borders and the event will run from 8 am to 4 pm at Trifitness, Netherdale Industrial Estate.  To ask any questions or reserve anything for collection on the day call 0131 228 3444 or e-mail [email protected] 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Two Breweries Snippet

Following on from recent updates to races in which club members have starred, I thought I’d make a wee mention of Dunbar’s representation at the Two Breweries Hill Race this year.


Three members made the trip and were rewarded with fine sunshine and much merriment. Unfortunately, the merriment was held 19 miles from the start, with 5 or 6 lumps inbetween. But well worth it. James Addie came in 40th (03:50:39 in his first attempt), Ian Rowland 45th (03:53:36, with no orienteering required) and Lee Curtis in 63rd (04:06:11, PB).

Sunday, November 17, 2013

October Races

The month kicked off with the club hosting their annual EDF 10-mile multi-terrain race on Saturday 5th.  Andrew Crichton took first place in 56:55.  The following day saw Sheila Morrison competing in Glasgow City Centre in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Half Marathon, finishing in a time of 2:12:21.
The following Sunday saw a men's team from the club compete in the East District Cross-Country Relays at Livingston.  Grant Noble was first out, finishing in 15:16, Stuart Hay next, finishing in 14:55, Nick Williamson doing the third leg in 15:08 and Ian Rowland taking the final leg, finishing in 14:41,  making the team 21st overall.
Five runners from Dunbar travelled to York to run in the inaugural Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon on the 20th - Stuart finished in 2:56:45, Ian Rowland in 3:03:54, Richard Taylor in 3:35:05, Jamie Thomas in 3:45:06 and Anne Hay in 3:54:54. The race started and finished at York University, taking a route through the town centre then heading outwards to Stamford Bridge and other villages on the outskirts, the good weather encouraging lots of spectators along the way.
The following weekend saw the hosting of the SA National Cross-Country Relay Championships at Cumbernauld.  The team saw Stuart taking the first leg in 14:51, Andy Sheldrick second man in 17:32, Grant next in 16:00 and Andy Anderson on the final leg, finishing in 18:09.  The following day saw Rhona Anderson compete in the ever popular Jedburgh Half Marathon. Finishing 53rd overall, Rhona was second in her category with a time of 1:31:41.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

September Races

The East Lothian Track and Field events took place at Meadowmill on Saturday 7th with Grant Noble finishing first in the men's 800m with a time of 2:18:01.  The following day at the Around Cumbrae 10 mile Road Race, Brian Davidson finished in an excellent time of 69:20, with Theresa Davidson and Sheila Morrison both having good runs in 91:14 and 96:42 respectively.
On the15th at a wet and windy Stirling, five Dunbar runners took part in the City of Stirling 10K. Stuart Hay finished in 36:23, Nick Williams in 39:09, achieving a pb, Anne Hay in 51:00, Theresa in 56:25 and Sheila in 57:53. On the same day, Valerie Thomson took part in the Great North, finishing in 1:55:45.
On the 29th Nick Williamson and Marjorie Kelly both made their Marathon debut at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and both finished in excellent times - Nick in 3:11:51 and Marjorie in 4:07:33.  Well done.

Friday, November 15, 2013


A Message from the guys at HELP....

"HELP Goats Gallop is on Sunday 24th November probable 1030am start at Longyester Cottages. Please fell free to ask any Dunbar guys to come along and join in."

If memory serves me well this is a 9(ish) mile circuit that has a bit of everything for everyone in it. Climbs, descents, heather, rough tussocky grass...and even a really nice scenic fast road section along by the reservoir.

Oh...and there's usually an opportunity for a beer or two afterwards.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Festive Races

Sunday 8th December is the date for the Festive Half Marathon and 10K - for those of you wishing to take part (open to members of Dunbar Running Club, HELP and MADAC), just contact Anne to let her know which distance (unmeasured) you wish to do. 
Rather than the usual handicapping adopted in previous years, the runners will go away in three waves, so that anyone who is unfamiliar with the course, shouldn't get lost.  We will aim for the usual 12:00 finish for the race and then have refreshments at Hallhill afterwards.  Fancy dress is optional, but there will be a prize for the best costume.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Let there be Light!

These head torches are on offer at Asda. £10 for an 80 lumen torch good value. I tried mine out last night and apart from an annoying hinge that occasionally flips the lamp forward (a bit of tape will sort that out), it's not a bad deal. They don't stock them at Dunbar but you can get them delivered free to the store.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Only a few days to go until the first round in Lauder. Please read the following carefully.The senior event is FULL. Please do not turn up expecting to enter on the day as your request will be politely but firmly refused.

There is ample parking in Lauder within a 10 minute walk.
From Edinburgh turn right at the Lauderdale Hotel and then 1st left towards the primary school. this area can accomodate over 50 cars in the car parks and on street parking (Allanbank Gardens). Park at the other side from the houses and do not obstruct the residents exits.

From the south after the Kelso turn off on your right take the first left. There is ample on street parking around the Maitland Park area. Again respect the residents property and access.

From Gala there is a small car park at the southern upland way car park which will take 20-30 cars.

If you are helping on the day you must use the new Health Centre Car Park which will be reserved for this purpose.

We will not be supervising parking and I have asked our community police to be aware of the extra traffic, and they will enforce any issues around selfish parking and take appropriate action.

Please bring along your confirmation e mail to speed up the registration process. Please allow plenty time and be patient as we cope with around 350 runners. Please remove all muddy footwear before entering the sports pavillion. there will be refreshments available to buy before during and after the event.

Hilly,muddy,scenic and tough and as 2012. Not suitable for spikes. Although the red Cross is in attendance and a full risk assesment has been carried out you are responsible for your own safetyand this is a condition of entry. Please follow the instructions of the race director and marshals.

We have had a few issues organising this series but we look forward to a great start to the 2013 series. Please check the website before you start your journey as the Race Director reserves the right to pospone the event due to inclement weather or unacceptable risks to participants or spectators.

I hope you enjoy your day

Graeme Sutherland
Lauderdale Limpers

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Glamis Castle RNLI Reindeer Run

We are holding our Reindeer Run at Glamis Castle on Saturday 9 November 2013 – we have 10k & 5k funruns as well as a 1k Santa Saunter for wee ones.

Further details & online registration – www.rnli.org/angusreindeer

Please contact us at [email protected] or 0300 300 9902 for further information or queries.

There will be a medal for every runner, plus free antlers and a t-shirt!

We are also looking for volunteers to help us on the day – so if anyone isn't able to run but is available to volunteer to help, we'd be delighted to hear from them too!

Many thanks

The Angus Reindeer Run Team

Friday, October 11, 2013


For those of you who do not use facebook.
Please see the following from Ian...
"Would anyone like to run the national xc relay at Cumbernauld on sat 26th oct for Dunbar.
Entries have to be in the post by Saturday morning so please let ian rowland know today if you would like to run it. I have most saf nos and dob's so I'll contact you if I require this. Sorry for the short notice."

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Dunbar Running Club Facebook Page

We have opened a Facebook group where you can catch up on the latest news, gossip and events in the running world. Feel free join the community and share your photo's, stories and what you have been up to. https://www.facebook.com/dunbarrunners

Monday, October 07, 2013

Some more pics from the Dunbar 10 Miler

Thanks to Pete McIvor for these great shots of the downhill section.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Sunday, October 06, 2013

10-Mile Race

The club hosted their annual 10-mile multi-terrain race on Saturday, sponsored by EDF.


The event started and finished at Hallhill Sports Centre, with the runners heading out of Dunbar and taking in Little Pinkerton, Doon Hill, Spott Estate and Pleasance.  Andrew Crichton of Dunbar and Bryan Mackie of City of Edinburgh battled for first place, being neck and neck for much of the race, with Andrew eventually taking first place in 56:55 and Bryan taking the second prize in 57:12.  Callum Reid of HELP took third in 58:12 having had a close run with Gareth Green of Portobello for much of the race.


First lady was Nicola Duncan of Portobello Running Club, who was fifth overall, in a time of 59:59, possibly the fastest time achieved in the event by a female runner.  The second lady was Michelle Hetherington of Helensburgh AAC, finishing in 1:10:46, and third was Katherine Forsyth, unattached, in 1:11:27.


First veteran male was Michael Fullerton, of Portobello, finishing in 7th place in 1:00:55, with club mate Peter Buchanan finishing one place ahead in 1:00:47 to take the male 50+ prize.  First male 60+ prize went to Sandy Wallace of HELP, finishing in 1:11:02. 


First lady veteran prize went to Jan Dawson of Penicuik Harriers, finishing in 1:18:10.  First Lady 45+ prize went to Fabienne Thomson of Carnegie Harriers, with a time of 1:17:05, with the 55+ going to Janis Stirton of Portobello, in 1:36:58.


Portobello also took the male and female team prizes.  Ian Rowland, Race Director for the event, thanked everyone for making the race a successful event and also thanked the sponsors, EDF.

Link to photos


Dunbar 10 Mile Race '13 Photo's

I think I got everyone. As always just ask if you want one removing, or if you need a higher res copy sending. Well done everyone involved.

Saturday, October 05, 2013


Well done to all today's runners.

Here are the provisional results... https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzDYb3kri99vZ3ZUNTNpdThfMlE/edit?usp=sharing

A full report, and pictures to follow.


The 2013 EDF Dunbar 10 Mile Race (a.k.a. "Doon Hill") is now open for business on Entry Central.
The race is on Saturday 5th October at 11:00am at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre, Dunbar.


This is an "undulating" 10 miles multi terrain route that starts and ends at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre in Dunbar. The route is a 50/50 split between quiet roads and trail.

Sposored by EDF and Run4It.

A map and elevation profile of the route can be found HERE http://connect.garmin.com/activity/181207744

There are great changing/showering facilities at Hallhill, and soup and sandwiches will be available for every runner after the race.
EXTRA:.... pre/post race massages will be offer at Hallhill from about 9:30-11:30.
**Please by aware that there is only minimal parking at Hallhill, so please give yourself plenty of time prior to the race to park and try to car-share where possible.  There is parking at Asda on Spott Road, Countess Road (follow Spott Road off the roundabout, under the railway bridge, right on to Queens Road, then right on to Countess Road). Please be considerate as to where you park and please be aware that there are traffic wardens who will issue tickets to anyone parking illegally. **

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Devilla Forrest Races

I am delighted to be able to tell you that we are finally able to open entries for the CARNEGIE HARRIERS Devilla Forest Races taking place on 23 February 2014. Both races - the 15k costing £10/£12 and the 5k costing £5/£7 - will officially launch on EntryCentral on Thursday 19 September at 0900. Would you please circulate this information to your club members.

I don't need to remind you to be very careful to enter the correct race - the one clearly badged 'CARNEGIE HARRIERS' - on the correct date - 23 February 2014. As you know, the race already posted is not the club-run race of the past two years.

Both races sold out in a fortnight last year, and there are no entries on the day, so if you are intending to run, you should get yourself to a computer very quickly. We look forward to receiving entries from your club members.

Morna Fleming
Carnegie Harriers Club Secretary

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fundraising for Leuchie House Respite Facility

Stuart Symington along with a few other Torness staff (Steve Hoare, Len Hutton & Derrick Jeffrey) are about to set off on an expedition to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa.
Stuart has been a DRC member since 2007 and has put together a fundraising webpage ( www.virginmoneygiving.com/StuartSymington ) for support of Leuchie House respite facility.
This is a good cause, so please visit the webpage and give Stuart your support.  Thank you.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

July and August Races

The holiday season didn't stop some club members a variety of races.
On 14th July Rhona and Andy Anderson and Lee Curtis ran the popular 14 mile Alnwick Coastal Run - the inaugural event in 1979 had 12 competitors compared to the 887 finishers this year.  Rhona was the 8th female to finish, 3rd in her category in 1:40:45, Lee finished in 1:47:32 and Andy in 1:54:57. 
In the Musselburgh 10K on 20th Brian Davidson finished 27th overall in 39:23 with Rhona coming in with a time of 41:15 and Theresa Davidson with a time of 57:23.
On 3rd August, Ian Sills competed in the Borrowdale Fell Race - 27km and 2000m of climb - finishing in an excellent 4:11. 
On the Wednesday evening a number of runners took part in the North Berwick Law Race with Ian Rowland finishing 21st overall in 22:41.  Stuart Hay finished in 23:53, Brian in 25:32, Euan Miles (8th in the junior category) 26:49, Stuart Symington 27:19, Charlie Hamilton (junior) 28:43, Robbie Bennett (junior) 29:05, Cameron Miles (junior) 31:02, Fiona Hamilton 31:25, Anne Hay 32:30, Susan Lyle and Mary Wood 45:13.
At the Haddington Half Marathon on 10th Ian Rowland finished 19th overall and 2nd in his category in 1:23:58, James Addie finished in 1:29:25, Brian in 1:32:55 and Marjorie Kelly in 1:51:15.  The following Saturday was the new hill run at the Oldhamstocks Flower Show in which Andrew Crichton finished first and Ian Rowland second (well done to the organisers).
Brian and Theresa Davidson took a trip to Iceland to compete in the 30th Reykjavik Marathon and Half Marathon.  Brian achieved a PB in the Marathon finishing 63 out of 851 in a time of 3:14:17, with Theresa finishing in the half in 2:08:04.  Well done.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Manor Water Hill Race

This is a good hill race that I did last year. It's a bit close to the marathon for me this time so I will give it a miss. It's the only race I've done where you register in a horse box and where you have a good chance of winning a sheep, or 2 dozen eggs in the raffle.



Friday, August 09, 2013


Loads more great photos on Bob Marshalls web site  HERE

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Just a reminder of this local race....


Friday, July 26, 2013

June races

As the temperatures started to rise, running races started to feel a little bit different, but it didn't stop club members from competing in a number of races.
On the 1st was the Haddington 10K - Stuart Hay was the first Dunbar finisher in 36:08, taking the second male vet prize, Grant Noble finished in 36:51, taking the first supervet prize, James Addie in 37:39 and Anne Hay in 49:20.
The next day Ian Sills and Ian Rowland ran the 12.8 km Yetholm Hill Race, with Ian S finishing in 1:21:29, seven places ahead of Ian R in 1:21:55.
While away on a break, Brian Davidson competed in the Isle of Skye Half Marathon on the 8th, finishing in an excellent 1:31:58, coming in 31st over all. Meanwhile a dozen club members competed in the Traprain Law Race - James Addie; 44:20 (12th overall), Stuart; 45:04 (3rd vet), Ian Rowland; 45:47, Richard Taylor; 47:43, Lee Curtis; 49:27, Rhona Anderson; 50:03 (1st lady vet), Neal Wyatt; 53:02, Mary Wood; 55:19, Andy Anderson; 57:20, Anne; 59:01 (1st lady supervet), Neil Jones; 1:08:13, Sheila; 1:17:36.  A special mention to Neil Jones, who stopped en route to help with a runner who had collapsed in the heat!
The next day saw Sheila Morrison competing in the Vale of Leven 10k, a multi-terrain event, finishing in 56.39.  The following weekend, Sheila took part in another multi-terrain event in Oxford - the Jericho 10K, a very scenic route, along the canal paths and over countryside. On the same day, the 16th, Ian and Jane ran the 2nd Dalbeattie Civic Half Marathon - Ian finished 4th in 1:23:15 and Jane finished in 2:08:50. Grant Noble, running in the 800m of the National Masters Championships at Grangemouth, proved he was the fastest male over 50, finishing in just over 2 minutes - 2:15:05 - giving him a ranking of 18th overall in the UK.
On the 21st, Neil Jones ran the wonderful Black Rock 5 at Kinghorn, finishing in 33:53.
The following Sunday in the series of trail races at Alnwick, Neil and Charlotte Teather finished the 5K in 28:21.  In the 10K Andy Sheldrick finished in 44:33, Theresa Davidson in 56:54, Frank Weissgerber in 56:52 and Val Herring in 58:36.  In the Half Marathon Stuart finished in 1:21:31, Ian Sills in 1:24:40, Ian Rowland in 1:31:13, Brian in 1:33:13, Lee in 1:36:33, Anne in 1:54:06, Neil Jones in 1:57:33, Jane in 2:13:21, Sheila in 2:22:21.
The month was rounded up with six runner competing in the tough Lairig Ghru - over 42 km and 640m of climb - on a blustery day with a record field for the event.  Ian Sills finished 20th in 3:56:39, James in 4:09:18, Rhona 4:14:54 (3rd lady), Lee 4:28:26, Brian 4:41:32 and Mary 5:05:32.
A lot of miles and a few pairs of worn out running shoes no doubt.  Well done again.

Nigel Barge 10k - reScheduled date - 17th August 2013

The Nigel Barge 10k will now take place on Saturday 17th August 2013 at 11am

Runners can enter online @ http://www.entrycentral.com/NigelBarge10k
...or by following the instructions @ http://www.maryhillharriers.com/showraces.php?fid=61

There will also be a 3k race for juniors - details of which can be found on the above website. 


This is one of Scotland's oldest road races, being run now for more than 60 years. The race commemorates Nigel Barge who was killed in action in Dunkirk during World War II. Nigel was an outstanding officer who trained as a Royal Engineer and came top of his class at Woolwich ("The Shop") - he had helped prepare and map defences around Dunkirk, as well as assisting in the repairing of small craft to ensure the debarkation of his comrades. He was also a licensed pilot and a keen athlete. Nigel's father was Kenneth Barge, late of the Bengal Lancers, a member of the committee of Maryhill Harriers. The race has run every year since 1943

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Bit of a low key launch to start with, but just to let folks know that the 2013 Dunbar 10 Mile Race (a.k.a. "Doon Hill") is now open for business on Entry Central.

Details at https://www.entrycentral.com/index.php?raceID=101016

More details to follow here soon.... (map, course details, pictures, etc.)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

May Races

Some runners kicked off the month with a nice 20-miler on the 4th - the Edinburgh to North Berwick - with the sun deciding to shine.  Stuart Hay finished 4th over all in 2:04:09, taking the 1st vet prize.  James Addie finished in 2:16:16, Rhona Anderson in 2:22:06, being 2nd lady and 1st vet, Mary Wood in 2:29:24, Silver Storic in 2:45:34 (his and James' first race at the distance), Neil Jones in 2:50:39 and Anne Hay in 2:55:11. Rhona, Mary and Anne were presented with the ladies team prize. Later the same day the Tiree Half Marathon took place with the competitors battling against extremely windy conditions. Ian Sills finished 4th in 1:24:33, Brian Davidson 8th in 1:31:32, Jane Timms in 2:08:17 and Theresa Davidson in 2:11:07.
On Monday 6 May, Sheila Morrison ran the Belfast Marathon, a favourite of hers, finishing with a time of 4.42.15.
On Saturday 11th, the runners had to contend with blustery conditions again at the Penicuik 10k.  Stuart finished 13th in 37:46 and Anne finished in 50:56.
The following weekend saw Sheila running in the 10k in aid of motor neurone disease at Strathclyde Park, finishing in a time of 54:20.  At the same time Lee Curtis was taking part in the Scarfell Pike Train Marathon - with 1800m of ascent it is England's highest race (and also longer than the average marathon at 27.6 miles).  Lee finished in 21st place with a time of 5:22:49 .
On Saturday 25th, the National Trail Races took part at Falkland in far warmer temperatures than expected.  Anne finished in 53:56 in the ladies 10K, with Stuart and Ian Sills finishing in 57:49 and 59:30 respectively in the mens 15K.
The big race the next day attracted a large number of runners, sweltering in the heat - the Edinburgh Marathon! James Addie, running his first marathon, finished in an excellent time of 3:09:28, Brian Davidson finished in 3:30:26, Silver, also running his first marathon, finished in 4:06:48 and Neil Jones in 4:32:07.  Well done!
Sheila completed a challenge mid-month - 5k for 50 days (at least) - she ran 435 kilometres in total.  Well done Sheila.
June races will appear shortly.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


News just in from HELP...


"Wednesday 14th August will be the date for the annual HELP run from Carfrae Mill to Gifford.  Bus will leave Gifford at 6.30pm.  Showers will be at the Goblin Ha after the race and food will be available in the bar."
Ask anyone who's done this run and they will tell you its not to be missed.
Great route, great scenery, great fun.

If you are thinking of doing this then please let Stuart or Anne know - so we can give HELP and idea of the numbers.

Friday, July 12, 2013


Are you missing the short shrp shock of interval training?
Do you feel the need for speed?
Are you looking for a nice mid week race?

Well. You luck is in.
The second race of the rejuvinated East Lothian Summer Series is this Wednesday (17th July) at Balcarres Road, Musselburgh.

Meet from 7pm for a 7:30 start

Starting and finishing at the starter's hut for the Old Course. There are showers and changing there.

Same format as the last time.

Friday, June 28, 2013


Please note that for a short while during the “summer” the usual Thursday night interval session is being suspended.

The club will still meet on a Thursday (if you want) but we will probably just go for a bit of a run rather than structured training.

The intervals that you all know and love will return on Thursday 1st August.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


A few pictures from our recent day out at Alnwick Trail Races HERE.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Firewalk update!

A huge thanks to everyone who sponsored me for the Leuchie House Firewalk, which I completed on Friday 7th June.  Much to everyone's surprise who I've spoken to so far, I didn't do any damage to my feet and didn't actually really feel the ashes as hot.  I've attached a couple of photos of them lighting the walk - I think they only showed us this to scare us out of our wits!!  By the time we did the walk, it had all died down to a much more reasonable level of ash with just a few little flames at the sides...I've attached a video of the firewalk itself too.  

I've managed to raise £460 so far, which is fabulous and for a really great cause.  I've still not quite made my target so any last minute support would be greatly appreciated!!


Alnwick warmup at Yellowcraigs

Just to remind folks again , there is a local orienteering event this Saturday 22nd June. 

Yellowcraigs should be a great location for this type of running event. All ages can participate , just turn up anytime between 12 and 2pm to try a course (or  two). Advice for beginners is available too and further info can be found at : 

Why not give it a shot, there's a BBQ after the 
run also. 

Sent from my iPod

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Please note that the bus has been booked for Sunday the 23rd for the Alnwick Race.

Please remember that if you are going but have not yet entered any of the three races there is limited time left to do so.

The bus will leave Hallhill at 08:00 at the car park side (I know its early – but the race starts at 10:30 and we want to get there with time for a warm up etc.)

A table has been booked for the Red Lion in Alnmouth at 03:00 for a meal after the race. A sample menu is here: http://www.redlionalnmouth.com/mainmenu.html

There are still some places left on the bus so let Stuart know ASAP if you want to come along.

Monday, June 10, 2013


Well done to all those who took on the Law on Saturday.
Loads of pictures for you to enjoy.