Sunday, December 31, 2017

Black Bun Run - Results

Here are the results of tonight’s DRC Black Bun Run.  The winner, and proud recipient of the not Black Bun (it was a panettone), was Fraser Kelly.  Rhona Anderson was first lady.  Thanks to Jim Herring for taking the results.  Happy New Year everyone!


Fraser Kelly
Nick Williamson
Cameron Bullen
Stuart Hay
Jamie Thomas
Jonathan Herring
Robbie Anderson
Sam [?]
Rhona Anderson
Andy Anderson
Ian Rowland
Tom Booth
Neil Jones (not that one!)
Marjorie Kelly
Marissa Kelly
Anne Hay
Frank Weissgerber
Clarissa Berry
Lucy Jones
Val Herring
Ian Jones
Rebecca Weissgerber

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Membership forms.

A wee reminder that membership fees for 2017/2018 are due now.
Membership forms, for existing members wanting to re-join and for new members wishing to sign up, are now available online HERE:

Friday, November 24, 2017

2018 London Marathon

The club has been allocated one place for the 2018 London Marathon. Any paid up (hint hint) members who would like to take up that place should let Nick know.
In the event of great interest, preference will be given to those who were not eligible for a GFA place and who were unsuccessful in the ballot. If there are no/2 or more members who meet that criteria then a ballot will be held.
It is a great experience which everyone should do once - really well organised, tremendous value, and the support is huge.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Club Championship 2018 - finalised race list

The list of races for the 2018 Club Championship has been finalised, and is as follows:-

Race Name (2018)

Sun 1 Jan 2018
Portobello Promathon
4 mile race.
Sat 20 Jan 2018
East District League XC (Broxburn)
No need to register.  Club no. is 48.
Sat 27 Jan 2018
At JMCP. Includes East Lothian Champs.
Sat 24 Feb 2018
National XC Championships
Club submits (and pays for) entries
[Sun 11 Mar 2018]
Gartmorn 6
At Sauchie, near Alloa
[Sun 1 Apr 2018]
Tay Ten

[Sat 21 Apr 2018]
Hunters Bog Trot
Entries on the day
Sat 5 May 2018
Edinburgh to North Berwick
Entries on East Lothian Council website
Sat 12 May 2018
Penicuik 10k
Entries on the day (and via EC)
[Mon 21 May 2018]
Balerno Rigg Race
Usually allows entries on the day
Sun 3 Jun 2018
Portobello 4 mile beach race
Entries on the day at Dalriada
[Sat 9 Jun 2018]
Traprain Law
Entries on the day at East Linton.
Sun 17 Jun 2018
Seven Hills of Edinburgh
Will open on Entry Central on 2 April
[Thurs 21 Jun 2018]
Sandy Slither
7.30pm start. Lower Largo to Elie (better than BR5, and easier to get into!)
[early July - TBC]
Meadows 2 mile race
Entries on the day. Wednesday evening.
[Sat 21 Jul 2018]
Musselburgh 10k

[Sun 29 Jul 2018]
Donkey Brae (Aberdour)

[Wed 1 Aug 2018]
North Berwick Law
Entries on the day (RNLI station)
[Sat 11 Aug 2018]
Haddington Half

[Sat 18 Aug 2018]
Oldhamstocks Flower Show Race
Entries on the day
[Sun 26 Aug 2018]
Forth Bridge 10k

[Sat 1 Sep 2018]
Scottish Mid Trail Champs
At Strathmiglo, Fife
[Sun 2 Sep 2018]
Dirleton 10k

Sun 30 Sep 2018
Great Scottish Half Marathon (Glasgow)
Registration open on event website
[November 2018]
1st (non-Dunbar) Borders XC

[Sat 10 Nov 2018]
Scottish Short Course XC

[Nov/Dec 2018]
2nd (non-Dunbar) Borders XC

31 December 2018
Black Bun Run

  •          Best 8 races to count.
  •          Points awarded on the basis of your ranking for your best marathon time can count as one of your “8 best races”.
  •          Similarly, points awarded for your ranking for your best two ParkRun times (best and second best times run as separate lists) can count as up to two of your “8 best races”.
  •          Points will also be awarded for your best 800m (track) and best mile (track or e.g. Meadows), and these can count as up to two of your “8 best races”.
  •          3 points awarded per monthly 5k handicap win.  Your aggregate points for all 5k handicap wins can count as one of your “8 best races”.
  •          3 points awarded for any ultra race completed.  Your aggregate points for all ultras can count as one of your “8 best races”.
  •          2 points awarded per club event (Dunbar 10k, Doon Hill Race, and Borders XC) marshalled.  Your aggregate points for all events marshalled can count as one of your “8 best races”.


([ ] = specifically requested by a club member)

(date in brackets means predicted date based upon 2017 – subject to change)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

East District Cross Country League - Stirling - Sat 21 October 2017


The East District Cross Country league starts up again this Saturday at Stirling University. Dunbar has not participated in this (at least in its own right) for some time. I have been in touch with Alex Jackson however, and we have been added back on to the club list, with our very own club number - no.48.
If you'd like to take part (and why not - it is effectively free, and a great warm up for the even more prestigious Borders League?!), you simply need to make yourself a number and turn up. No prior registration or declaration is required.
The women's race is at 1:10pm, and is around 6k in length. The men's race is 9k, and starts at 2:15pm.
I'm likely to go through, so give me a shout if you'd like a lift (probably three spaces available in the car, four at a push). It would nice if we could get a team out.
Best wishes
More info (lifted from the SA website) below:
"Each club or school that competes in the league has its own club number. In all races athletes wear that club number. Somebody from the club, usually the team manager [Nick: I will fulfil this role] hands in a slip of paper after each race with the names of runners in order of finishing. The clubs provides the numbers. [Nick: please make your own!]
Senior and U17 Women should have an "L" and U20 Women a "J". Masters women should have a "LV" after their club number.
In the Senior Mens Race Masters mark a large "V" after their club number while U20 Men mark a large "J".
There is no need to enter or declare on the day. At the end of the season each club or school pays subscriptions based on the number of finishers in all races through the season."

Saturday, October 07, 2017

EDF Energy Doon Hill 10 Mile Race 2017 - Results

Thanks to all runners for taking part in today's race.  Thanks also to our sponsors, EDF Energy, and to the marshals who helped make the event a success.

We will try not to get a windy day next year.

Here are the results. Please let us know of any errors or omissions and we will try to sort them out as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Club Championships 2017 - update

A revised version of the club championship table is available HERE.

The final races are as follows:-

14 October – Vogrie ParkRun (this will be scored as an actual head-to-head race, for those in attendance on the day)
5 November – Borders XC – Lauder
5 November – Strathaven “Run with the Wind” 10k
10 December – Borders XC – Spittal
31 December – Black Bun Run

There are plenty of points on offer, and with the various lists (Marathon times, ParkRun times, etc, etc) still to be settled, it is still all to play for.  You can even boost your totals by marshaling at the 10 mile race, and the Dunbar leg of the Borders XC!

If I have missed any performances then do please let me know.  And if anyone knows where I can get a copy of the Norham Two Banks results (or can confirm that they ran it) then, again, let me know.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

The scores for the 2017 Club Championships have been updated and are available HERE.

There are plenty of opportunities left to score, with the following races coming up in the next month or so:-

  • Edinburgh to North Berwick (6 May)
  • Balerno Rigg Race (22 May)
  • Traprain Law (10 June)
  • Portobello Beach Race (11 June)
  • Mabie Forest Trail Race (11 June)
  • Seven Hills of Edinburgh (18 June)
  • Black Rock 5 (23 June)

I've been trying to keep track of everyone's marathon and ParkRun times, but let me know if I have missed any.  Also, if you've done an officially timed 800m or mile, let me know about those too.  In that regard, the TEL open track meet on Friday 5 May has a mile race for anyone interested.


Sunday, April 02, 2017

Dunbar 10k 2017 - Provisional Results

Many thanks to everyone who turned out to run, marshal, cheer, help or set out the course.

Here are the all important "scores on the doors".

As ever, these are the provisional results so apologies in advance for any typos or spelling mistakes (unless you entered online ..... in which case - its your fault :-) )

Results HERE

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2016 Club Championship - FINAL Results

Following the final race of the 2016 Club Championship (the Black Bun Run), I have produced a revised version of the points table.  Please see the link below.  The spreadsheet works best in MS Excel, and may not load properly on mobile devices.  I have done my best to track everyone's marathon times, parkrun times, and ultras.  However, would you please check your own results and let me know of any errors or omissions.

Can I ask that you come back to me before Sunday 29 January please, after which I will declare the results "FINAL FINAL" (and we can get on with celebrating the achievements of Anne and Rhona as joint female champions, David as male champion, and all 3 as joint overall champions).