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.