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Manor Water Hill Race 11/10/14

There was a good turn out of ADAC athletes for the Manor Water Hill Race near pebbles, the last of this year’s Championship Races. The men’s
Champion Rory, had already accrued enough points to not need to race to win outright, With John Robson and Gordon not at the race due to holiday and
injury respectively, that handed 2nd place in the Champs to Kev Plummer. However the Ladies Championship would be decided on the day, Janet would
need a co nvincing win over Barbara to secure an overall win, as Jean was on holiday this handed 2nd place to either Janet or Barbara. We also had a new
lady racing for ADAC too at Manor Water Liz. In the junior race Michael was running for us.

The weather was perfect, with bright autumn sunshine and the underfoot condition firm despite rain in the last days before the race, the long spell of dry weather meant there was not too many really muddy parts.

The race started after a kit check of all participants, the kit check is now routine before any hill race in the SHR calendar. The race starts with
a run up a grass field not too steep, before you turn onto the road for 100 meters then onto a muddy farm track; you are steadily climbing all the way.
At the end of the track you climb a stile over a stone wall and take a 90 degree left turn, you are now on to the moor and running on either a small
single track or a quad track. Off the track you are on to heather. There is no real chance of getting lost as you have a wall on your left and you
follow this all the way to the top of the hill. The course to the top is undulating with a couple of descents before you climb again, apart from the
climb up to the last summit all the climbs are runable by a good fell runner, the last one is walked by most. After that it is a fast run back to
the finish.

I started my own race with some trepidation as only 6 days before I had ran the Chester road marathon, the only issue I had was a hamstring pull which
I thought had cleared up before the hill race. I started my race just behind the leading runners and found young Michael running beside me across
the field to the road where I pulled ahead, I found myself breathing hard but stuck with it, dropping a back a bit on the farm track from the
leaders. All was well until the first descent, almost as soon as I started  coming back down I felt my hamstring pulled OK a bit of dilemma do I pack
in and abandon the race or do the sensible thing and race on regardless??? Of course I raced on. The hamstring stopped me from really striding out on
the down hills but didn’t prevent me from climbing as per normal. I found myself racing with Adam Anderson, an Irish girl who was racing to catch the
first place lady ahead of us, and another V50 runner, the 3 of us swapped places during the first half of the race. Adam reached the summit just in
front of me but he pulled away once we started heading back down, then the 2nd place lady got pass me, I reeled her back in on the climbs, the other
V50 runner was only a bit behind. Adam pulled a out a big gap from me and the other 2 runners.

At the top of the last descent I was meet by young Michael who after successfully winning the junior race by a good margin had run back out to
meet me, I asked him “how far the other V50 runners was behind?” he said “50 meters” “come on we need to get a move on” I said. We picked it up a
gear and I ran as fast as I could without totally trashing my pulling hamstring, we passed the 2nd place lady again and seemed to be gaining on
the 1st place lady, in doing so we started to pull away from the other V50. Michael took a little tumble going though a very muddy bit, by the time he
was back to his feet after shouting he was alright I had left him behind a bit. I crossed the line comfortably ahead of my rival to snatch 3rd in the V50 class.

Liz on her first SHR hill race did one better and took 2nd in the FV50, Janet got 3rd FV50, while Michael as already mentioned won the junior race.

Barbara was first ADAC lady home in doing so became the ADAC Champion, leaving Janet Second in the Champs’ and Jean third.

I came 2nd, and Gordy 3rd in the men’s Championship.

 

 

 

 

Merrick Hill Race

There was a good turn out of ADAC hill runners for the next Hill Championship race at Glentrool, The Merrick Hill Race. This years race was held in warm sunny conditions I know a lot of us opted to carry water bottles on this year race. For this years race the course had to be changed due to forestry work and the construction of a new deer fence.

The new route which follows the tourist path to the top of the hill and back was to prove a considerably quicker than the old one route. The route was 8 miles long and takes in 2700ft of climbing. Rory was the first ADAC runner home in 5th overall place  and first in the V50 class, while I was only one place behind him at the summit I lost a place coming back down so finished 7th overall, with a good run by John Robson thrown in this was enough to win ADAC the team prize over local rivals DFS running club.

Barbara had yet another good run which enabled her to take second place lady again, for the second time in the last two hill races she has entered. Janet was first in the F45 class and Jean first in the F55 class.

Roger although not fit enough yet to run the race turned up to walk the course and support us all.

All in all an excellent day out for the ADAC hill runners, especially well done to the ladies.

 

Merrick Hill Race Results 21/09/14.

Race No

Name

 

class

club

time

POS

ADAC

 points

99

Longmore

Rory

M 50+

ADAC

01:18:42

Vet 50+

10

91

Plummer

Kev

M 50+

ADAC

01:20:45

 

8

95

Robson

John

M 50+

ADAC

01:35:49

 

7

92

Dawson

Barbara

F 35+

ADAC

01:42:40

2nd Female

10

79

Priestley

Janet

F 45+

ADAC

02:00:00

1st Female

8

86

Creighton

Alan

M 50+

ADAC

02:00:04

 

6

93

Walker

Kerry

F

DFS

02:00:14

 

n/a

96

Patterson

Kenny

m 60+

Unattached

02:04:03

 

n/a

78

Priestley

Nigel

M 50+

ADAC

02:07:38

 

5

94

Robson

Jean

F 55+

ADAC

02:28:02

1st Female

6

 

The Big one, The Ben Nevis Hill Race 2014.

Three club members made their way to Fort William to compete in what has been called the FA cup final of Fell/Hill races, the Ben Nevis Hill Race. Entry to this race is strictly limited to 600 runners, the places fill up on the day enries open. Once the race commences there are time limits on parts of the course which competitors have to reach or they are timed out for being too slow.

At 7:00am on 6th September myself, Rory, Peter, Olly Rogerson and former ADAC member Ranjit left Beattock to head north.  We stopped at the “Green Welly Café” for breakfast before we arrived in Fort William with plenty of time before the 1:00pm start. After we had registered we met up with some Dumfries Running Club Members, Craig, Sebastian and Mo and, after a chat, me and Rory were tempted by bargain priced new Fell shoes from Peter Bland’s trade stand, which sets up at most of the big Fell Races. We had plenty of time for warming up and toilet calls before 1:00pm.

Just before 1:00pm we all had to make our way to the starting stalls following the pipe band.  To gain access to the start we had to hand in a red plastic token which were given to us at registration.  On all our wrists we had a band again given to us at registration which was to be handed to the marshal at the summit of the Ben.

This year I positioned myself with Rory towards the front of the pack.  In past years I went to the middle of the pack only to find myself hindered by slower, or at least slower road, runners at the start of the race. The race started with a crack of the starting pistol.  Once round the stadium then out onto the road.  There was much jostling and at least one runner hit the deck during the first lap of the track.  Once on the mile of tarmac road which leads to the start of the climb proper of the Ben, I settled into my road race pace, consistently picking up odd places. Once onto the Tourist track which forms this part of the race route and off the tarmac we were now climbing.  I worked as hard as I dare without blowing a gasket, picking up more places. At one part the course splits into two; one a direct climb the other a more steady climb up to the same place.  I took the right turn for the steady climb as the first path seemed jammed with runners.  It was then I saw another path going up though the ferns, a more direct route, and this seemed to be a middle way.  Above me I saw Alan Smith, a very experienced and capable hill runner on this path.  If Alan was on it, it won’t be a bad route so, as there was little traffic on it, I opted for this way to climb up. Once I had broken out of the ferns I was back on the main path again trying to keep moving up the field.  At this point I didn’t know where any of my club mates or DFS running club members were - I was certain I was ahead of Rory before the routes split but had he passed me or had I gained a bigger lead? I didn’t know.

I heard a shout from above me “Well done Kevin”.  I looked up and saw a chap in a DFS running club jacket.  I asked “Where are the DFS lads?”.  “Behind you” he said, “Good” I shouted back and he laughed. The route next turns away from the main path and takes a direct line heading for the Red Burn which is about the half way mark in the climb and the first time check to reach before you are timed out, but I was moving so well that I had no chance of this. Although I was starting to struggle a little now and was losing a few places, upon reaching the main path again I filled my empty water bottle from the burn to drink on the next part of the climb (I carried it empty to keep the weight carried down and I knew I would not need a drink in the first 45 minutes).

After the burn you could head off the main path immediately and start climbing up hard.  While at the start of the race it is possible to run a lot of the climbs, from now on it would be hands on knees gasping for breath as you power walked upwards.  I had a Gel and a couple of small pieces of Kendal Mint Cake as I climbed, struggling to hold my place in the race.

After a while I looked back and could see Rory about 50 metres below me.  I shout down at him “What kept you? Take a wrong turn?” “No” he replied “but I will get you Plummer” I laugh and shouted “I don’t doubt it”. Rory is a better ‘climber’ than me so I felt sure he would catch me but I was going to make him work for it! I toiled as hard as I dared without blowing up on the never-ending trudge to the top.  By about 3,000ft the low cloud had reduced the visibility.  Into the mist we trudged.

Eventually Rory caught and passed me, but I kept him in sight.  Once the climb slacked for a little I was able to run again and get back in front but it wasn’t for long as he over took me again. I made the top in 1:24 minutes, as I handed in my wrist band to the marshal I turned to a competitor alongside me and said “Now the race begins!”. On this cue I set off as fast as I could. The terrain on the top is rocky and requires good ‘bolder-hopping technique’ as you leap from rock to rock picking the ones to go over and the ones you hand on top of before looking for the next landing.  I passed Rory with my after burners at full throttle. It was difficult at times to pick your way past slower runners going back down and other runners that were still climbing.  I jigged and rugby side-stepped my way though the crowded throng. I followed another runner called Scott.  I knew he must have been a local lad because so many people called his name on the way up.  He was as quick as me but took a different line to most of the other runners.  I followed and asked “Is this right?” he said “Yes, have you done this race before?”. “Only once” I answered.  Following him down we caught two Lochaber runners (the local hill running club).  The club runs the Mountain as a practice once a week, and so I figured that we must be on a good line.

As I tried to get past one of the Lochaber lads the rocks and scree gave way under my feet causing a mini avalanche which took the ground away under the other runner.  He crashed to the floor. I jumped over him and as I did so I shouted “You ok mate?”.  He said he was.

After a while the rocks, boulders and scree turned to grass.  We were now on the infamous “Grassy Bank”. This part of the course is unsurprisingly a very steep grassy bank, which in parts turns to mud.  To complicate matters the ground is uneven with many a hole hidden in the grass. The first part is above the tourist path, you then cross the path onto the main bank and it was on here that I put my right foot into a hidden hole while running at full pelt; I heard a crack from my ankle and thought that’s not so good.

I stopped briefly to have a look.  It seemed OK and the pain wasn’t too bad.  Crack on then I thought - no pun intended.  Through gritted teeth I came down the bank quite a bit more slowly then before.  I lost 3 or 4 places as I tried to keep my right foot from dropping into any more holes and doing more damage. Considering the loud crack it gave out it was still working surprisingly well. Eventually the bank comes down to a burn which I managed to cross without getting my feet too wet, then I climbed back onto the main path. Once on the path I could run well; my ankle still hurt a bit but I could run more or less at full speed again.

Dodging past walkers who had picked the best (or the worst) day to climb up the mountain - depends on your thoughts of doing it when 500 of the fittest mountain runners from the UK and all over the world are doing it at the same time. Whether this inspires people to what is humanly possible or discourages the individual depends on their personality I guess. The winner of the 2014 race runs the course in 1:34 minutes taking only 34 minutes from the top to run to Fort William. The recommended time for walkers from the visitor centre at the bottom of the Mountain is 5 to 7 hours. I know of one group from an Essex ‘boot camp’ taking over 10 hours!  Inspired?

Now the number of runners had thinned and at times I could see nobody in front of me.  All those climbing, even the slowest, were above me and the main middle of the pack runners were coming back down behind me. I kept working away picking up the odd straggler and then I made it to the tarmac road.  This is dreaded by a lot of the Ben Nevis hill runners; it is over a mile of tarmac back to the town and can play havoc with the legs. But I did not dread this bit; I knew from previous races that it would cause me few problems. While some hill runners, as a badge of pride, only run hills and to be fair even more road runners resolutely only run the roads, I do both. This enables me to keep the pure speed that running on the road gives you. I overtook, well flew past, two Lochaber runners in the blue and white stripped vests.  “Bloody good running mate” one shouted, adding “You will catch them” talking about a small group of 4 runners ahead of me; 3 from their club and one other. I thought, too right I will, and I did. Pushing on I caught another lone runner.  That was 7 places picked up on the road.  I could see one more lad ahead, but I knew there was not enough road to catch him before the finish - it wouldn’t stop me trying mind.

At the end of the road you turn into the sports stadium again. One lap of the stadium grass running track and into the finish. As we reached the turn a mate of the lad in front shouted from the track side “Get moving the chap behind will catch you,” I smiled at his mate and laughed inside as I knew that was not going to happen and shook my head while he laughed too. It is all part of the game to keep his mate working as hard as he could to get a better time.

Once onto the running track I checked behind me.  Nobody in sight, just the lad a long way in front.  All to push on for was a good time.  I kept at the job in hand, the crowds lining the track cheering me on, into the finish taped funnel and over the line in 2:04, smashing my personal best by 8 minutes. I had again completed arguably the best, most brutal fell race in the UK.  While others are longer, none have the simplicity of ‘The Ben’; straight up and down the biggest mountain we have, first home is the winner!

Then the thought process begins.  ‘If only’.  The turned ankle must have lost me at least 2 minutes and that is so very close to the 2 hours.  If I get a bit fitter could I crack the sub 2hr Ben???? Who knows maybe next year with a taper as a target race???

I headed trackside to cheer my club mates on as they made it back to the finish.  All the Annan and District Athletic Club and Dumfries Running Club members make it back safe and my club mate Rory just pips Craig from DFS making it a 1-2 for us from South West Scotland.

I went and put the ankle in the river Ness to take down the swelling and walking back to the car I bumped into the second place lady.  I remembered her as she passed me near the top.  We talked about the race as we walked. At the car I bandaged up the ankle to give it support and some slight bruising came out.  I figured I would be running the roads again in two days, and I was.

All that lay ahead was the long drive home and a stop at the Green Welly café for a refuel.  I seemed to drink no end of fluid to get back to my hydration levels on the way back. By 8:00 pm we were home; another adventure over.

My thoughts turned to next weekend’s fun duathlon - there is always another challenge.

 

 

HIND HILL RACE 

17th June 2014

Well done everybody tonight at the Stag to Hind Hill race, we had 20 runners and I guess 15 at least back to the pub. It was a tough race this year with the close heat and having to run round the fields. Me and Rory had another epic battle for the lead with us swapping first place 4 times, he just got away in the final mile. Welcome to the two DFRS RC members who came over, Kez and Sue. It was a great night with some great racing, with Gordy just pipping John by 1 second!

Name

Club

Time

Club Points

Position

Rory Longmore

ADAC

28:25 est

10

1st Male

Kevin Plummer

ADAC

28:41

8

2nd Male

Chris Palmer

ADAC

31:50

7

3rd Male

Gordon Vivers

ADAC

32:47

6

4th

John Green

ADAC

32:48

5

5th

Mark Walton

ADAC

33.55

4

6th

Andy Fairgrave

DFS Tri-club

34:30

N/A

7th

Craig Palmer

UA

      34:50 est

3

8th

Johnny Minto

ADAC

37:14

2

9th

Nigel Priestley

ADAC

37:44

2

10th

Alan Crichton

ADAC

39:10

2

11th

Alan Cameron

ADAC

42:35

2

12th

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Jeffrey

DFS running Club

37:56

N/A

1st Female

Janet Priestley

ADAC

39:59

10

2nd Female

Kerry Walker

DFS running Club

41:20

N/A

3rd Female

Janice Quigley

U/A

41:45

 

4th

Lynda Minto

ADAC

42:12

8

5th

Jean Robson

ADAC

45:30

7

6th

Denise Lindsay

ADAC

50:35

6

7th =

Roselyn Lindsay

UA

50:35

N/A

7th =

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Buchanan

ADAC

Marshall

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURISDEER HILL RACE ADAC RESULTS

 

Rory Longmore

2.01.54

9th

3rd V/O50

 

Kevin Plummer

2.03.56

10th

2ndV/O40

 

Gordon Vivers

2.23.25

18th

 
 

Barbara Dawson

2.24.00

19th

2nd F/SEN

 

Nigel Priestley

2.34.31

?  
 

Johnny Minto

2.49.38

30th

 
 

Alan Creighton

3.08.33

32nd eq

 
 

Kerry Walker

(Dumfries R.C.)

3.08.33

32nd eq

 

 

Well done everybody who ran today at Durisdeer, it was warm and humid which didn't help with the times.

Rory and I had a epic battle with him overtaking me on the final climb to be the first ADAC home, Gordon and Barbara were also close with Gordy just getting past the line before Barbara, unfortunately Alan Crichton was suffering from a cold and struggled a little. Well done to Barbara for being second lady and who would have took first if was not for the exceptional first lady that beat most of the men including me and Rory. Well done Rory for 3rd in the V50 class. Full results to follow. Congratulations to Kerstin Leslie who finished as first Lady in 1.59.11. Kirsten hails from Dalbeattie.

 ( you are welcome to join us anytime Kirsten - pick us up on Facebook)       

Kev 


 

LANGHOLM HALF MARATHON TRAIL RUN

 

Well done to all our 8 competitors 

 

         Gordon -  1st ADAC male/2nd MV50 overall                         Barbara -  first ADAC female/2nd Female Senior                                  Janet - 2nd Female Vet/50

 

The TEAM with their coach ( minus Oliver)

(results)

 more photos on ADAC in View

FULL RESULTS

 

Overall position Bib Number First name Last name Gender Age category Finish time Category position Local

1 107 Jacob Tangey Male Senior 01:40:37 1 N

2 122 Craig Mattocks Male VET OVER 40 01:41:04 1

3 86 Keith Murray Male VET OVER 50 01:43:19 1 N

4 29 Michael Diver Male VET OVER 40 01:44:22 2 N

5 104 Mark Sutherland Male Senior 01:45:10 2 N

6 90 Matt Perry Male Senior 01:45:10 3 N

7 36 Simon Gardner Male Senior 01:45:42 4 N

8 30 Mark Elsdon Male Senior 01:46:47 5 N

9 26 Kenneth Davidson Male VET OVER 40 01:46:49 3 N

10 18 Daniel Clements Male Senior 01:47:00 6 N

11 47 Amanda Henderson Female Senior 01:47:08 1 N

12 121 Kate Jenkins Female VET OVER 40 01:47:26 1

13 48 Graham Henry Male VET OVER 40 01:48:33 4 N

14 79 Duncan McKellar Male Senior 01:50:50 7 N

15 115 Gordon Vivers Male VET OVER 50 01:51:13 2 N

16 81 Simon Mortlock Male VET OVER 50 01:52:53 3 N

17 21 Martin Coopland Male VET OVER 40 01:53:12 5 N

18 43 Alistair Harkness Male Senior 01:53:40 8 N

19 65 Malcolm Lyons Male VET OVER 40 01:53:40 6 N

20 31 Sam Evans Male Senior 01:55:22 9 N

21 70 Keren MacPherson Female VET OVER 40 01:56:53 2 N

22 82 Stuart Mounce Male Senior 01:57:03 10 N

23 22 Alan Corsie Male VET OVER 50 01:57:25 4 N

24 111 Les Turnbull Male VET OVER 50 01:58:48 5 N

25 50 Jamie Hill Male VET OVER 40 02:00:27 7 N

26 14 Hamish Brown Male Senior 02:00:43 11 N

27 59 Bob Lamb Male Senior 02:02:21 12 N

28 58 Katie Kerr Female VET OVER 40 02:02:34 3 N

29 97 Peter Rogerson Male VET OVER 50 02:02:46 6 N

30 120 Matthew Tyson Male Senior 02:03:38 13

31 53 Douglas Ireland Male Senior 02:03:56 14 N

32 27 Barbara Dawson Female Senior 02:05:12 2 N

33 44 Neil Hay Male Senior 02:05:37 15 N

34 60 Thanos Lentis Male Senior 02:05:44 16 N

35 78 Derek McHugh Male VET OVER 50 02:05:50 7 N

36 57 Zoe Kemp Female VET OVER 40 02:06:12 4 N

37 4 Nicholas Anderson Male Senior 02:08:07 17 N

38 85 Stuart Munro Male Senior 02:08:22 18 N

39 75 Louise McCracken Female VET OVER 40 02:09:04 5 N

40 38 Michael Gough Male VET OVER 40 02:09:32 8 Y

41 9 Richard Bently Male VET OVER 50 02:10:26 8 N

42 92 Nigel Priestley Male VET OVER 50 02:10:31 9 N

43 109 Kirstie Thomson Female Senior 02:10:54 3 N

44 40 Claire Gray Female VET OVER 40 02:11:17 6 N

45 98 Murray Rose Male Senior 02:11:59 19 Y

46 39 Jill Graham Female Senior 02:12:28 4 Y

47 123 Oliver Willson Male Senior 02:13:22 20

48 91 Janet Priestley Female VET OVER 50 02:13:27 1 N

49 106 Graeme Sutherland Male VET OVER 50 02:13:32 10 N

50 84 Daniel Mullinder Male VET OVER 40 02:14:10 9 N

51 77 Shawn McFArlane Male VET OVER 40 02:14:43 10 N52 113 Neil Turner Male VET OVER 40 02:15:02 11 N

53 96 Simon Roberts Male VET OVER 40 02:15:32 12 Y

54 95 Melanie Riley Female VET OVER 40 02:15:46 7 N

55 87 Calum Paterson Male Senior 02:15:51 21 N

56 15 Cath Burrus Female VET OVER 40 02:16:08 8 N

57 10 Peter Bolton Male VET OVER 50 02:16:34 11 N

58 25 Lisa Dalgliesh Female VET OVER 40 02:18:37 9 N

59 23 Alan Creighton Male VET OVER 50 02:18:38 12 N

60 67 Anne MacDonald Female Senior 02:18:59 5 N

61 73 Pauline McAdam Female VET OVER 50 02:19:08 2 N

62 66 Allan Macaulay Male VET OVER 50 02:20:09 13 N

63 45 Liam Healy Male Senior 02:20:30 22 N

64 6 Kirsty Ash Female VET OVER 40 02:21:00 10 Y

65 20 Susan Connolly Female Senior 02:21:27 6 N

66 17 George Clelland Male Senior 02:22:06 23 N

67 74 Paul McCluskey Male Senior 02:22:09 24 N

68 52 Siana Hughes Female Senior 02:22:10 7 N

69 69 Sheila Macnab Female VET OVER 50 02:23:09 3 N

70 103 Andrew Stewart Male Senior 02:23:47 25 N

71 24 Linda Cunningham Female VET OVER 40 02:24:17 11 N

72 12 Stephen Brady Male VET OVER 40 02:24:41 13 N

73 71 Jason Marshall Male VET OVER 40 02:24:41 14 N

74 114 Sheena Turner Female VET OVER 50 02:25:05 4 N

75 72 Derek Maxwell Male Senior 02:25:35 26 N

76 32 Duncan Evans Male VET OVER 40 02:26:38 15 N

77 89 Pamela Paxton Female VET OVER 40 02:27:01 12 N

78 118 Claire Wilson Female Senior 02:29:40 8 N

79 37 Jason Gill Male VET OVER 40 02:29:58 16 N

80 42 Courtney Gunn Female Senior 02:33:35 9 N

81 56 Paul Jordan Male VET OVER 40 02:38:05 17 N

82 51 Donna Hislop Female VET OVER 40 02:42:25 13 Y

83 94 Anna Rennie Female Senior 02:42:25 10 N

84 105 Susan Sutherland Female VET OVER 50 02:46:59 5 N

85 61 Anne Lillico Female VET OVER 50 02:46:59 6 N

86 5 Yulia Anopa Female Senior 02:48:28 11 N

87 93 John Quinn Male VET OVER 60 02:50:09 1 N

88 2 Miriam Adcock Female VET OVER 40 02:51:40 14 N

89 33 Scott Falconer Male Senior 02:53:22 27 N

90 16 Murray Clelland Male Senior 02:58:22 28 N

91 108 Graeme Telfer Male Senior 03:15:29 29

 

HARTFELL HORSESHOE

photos now on facebook and ADAC in View

15 competitors took part in one of this year's club hill championship races which took place under cold and windy conditions but free from the forecasted rain. It was a day of good running with no less than 5 PB's, including Rory Longmore's course record of 1.38.37, bettering Roger Irving's time in  2010 by a mere 4 seconds.  Janet Priestley bettered her previous time by 6mins 45 secs, while Kenny Patterson improved his performance by 4 mins, Johnny Minto by 6 mins 40 secs, and Alan Creighton by 3 mins 18 secs.

5 of the runners today were attempting the route for the first time and gave creditable attempts while it was good to see Roger Irving take part albeit walking  round  a slightly shortened route with Alan Cameron getting good hill experience on a challenging route.

PLACE TIME COMPETITOR CATEGORY AWARD REMARKS
1 1.38.37 RORY LONGMORE O/50 WINNER & 1st O/50  
2 1.45.26 KEVIN PLUMMER O/45 1st O/45  
3 1.50.37 GRAEME SCOTT O/40 1st O/40  
4 1.51.00 PETER ROGERSON O/55 1st O/55  
5 2.01.29 GORDON VIVERS O/55    
6 2.01.38 MARTIN COOPLAND O/45    
7 2.02.00 NIGEL PRIESTLEY O/55    
8 2.03.58 JAMES KELLOCK O/45    
9 2.10.00 ANDY FAIRGRIEVE O/45    
10 2.21.20 JOHNNY MINTO O/40    
11 2..23.38 JANET PRIESTLEY O/50 FIRST LADY  
12 2.24.36 ALAN CREIGHTON O/55    
13 2.40.00 KENNY PATTERSON O/60 1st O/60  
14 2.51.00 ROGER IRVING O/50   Walked a shortened route via Annandale Way
15 2.51.00 ALAN CAMERON O/45   Walked a shortened route via Annandale Way

SCREEL HILL RACE

Saturday 12th April 2014

Position

Start number

Time

Name

Club

Class

1

23

30.51

James Haworth

Galloway Harriers

V40

2

4

33.35

Adam Anderson

Carnethy

V40

3

5

33.48

Charlotte Morgan

Carnethy

FS

4

13

34.41

Robert Morrow

Solway

S

5

24

34.47

Rory Longmore

ADAC

V50

6

8

35.09

Craig Malcolmson

Dumfries RC

V40

7

1

35.35

Ally Wight

Hardrock Hoodlums

V40

8

29

35.44

Ian Sills

Dumnbar RC

V40

9

19

35.51

John McRobert

Hardrock Hoodlums

S

10

2

37.21

Guy Wight

Stewartry

V40

11

15

37.30

Jo Zakrzewski

Dumfries RC

FS

12

26

37.44

Seb Pflanz

Dumfries RC

V50

13

12

37.59

Lucy Burnett

Todmorden

FS

14

10

38.11

Gavin Coventry

U/A

V40

15

17

38.22

John Robson

ADAC

V50

16

20

38.36

Ian McMutrie

Dalbeattie RC

S

17

22

39.08

Peter Rogerson

ADAC

V50

18

36

39.16

Oliver Wilson

ADAC

S

19

34

40.08

Paul Sleggs

U/A

S

20

31

40.22

Steven Priest

U/A

V40

21

3

40.36

David Taylor

U/A

V50

22

18

41.12

Colin Gilmour

U/A

V50

23

28

42.29

Ian Murgatroyd

Solway

V50

24

33

43.16

Mo Khan

Dumfries RC

S

25

27

43.32

Nick Gordon

Solway

V40

26

32

43.49

Sue Jeffrey

Dumfries RC

FS

27

25

43.50

Steven Bonn

Dumfries RC

V50

28

30

46.25

James Anderson

U/A

S

29

21

46.27

Barbara Dawson

ADAC

FS

30

11

48.20

Alan Creighton

ADAC

V50

31

14

48.31

Kerry Walker

Dumfries RC

FS

32

6

52.40

Kenny Patterson

U/A

V60

33

7

54.56

Ian Conway

Glaxo Hoadhill

V60

34

9

56.00

Hilary Coventry

Thirsk and Sowerby

FV50

35

35

56.37

Kim Martin

U/A

FS

36

16

61.35

Jean Robson

ADAC

FV50

 

 

CRIFFEL HILL RACE 16th MARCH 2014

                                               

Position

Time

Name

Category

Club

1

56.06

Alasdair Anthony

M

Ochill Hill Runners

2

58.18

Andrew Gilmore

M

Carnethy

3

59.09

Iain Gilmore

M

Carnethy

4

59.34

Howard Seal

M40

Cumberland Fell Runners

5

59.46

Iain Stewart

M

Westerland CCC

6

60.04

Gregor Stewart

M

Westerland CCC

7

62.41

Callum Fraser

M

Strathclyde University

8

63.14

John Hammond

M

Carnethy

9

63.23

Charlotte Morgan

F

Carnethy

10

64.35

Stuart Sanderson

M40

Penicuik Harriers

11

64.45

Adam Anderson

M40

Carnethy

12

66.28

Neil Golmore

M50

Carnethy

13

67.01

Terry McCloskey

M

Dumfries Running Club

14

67.11

Robert Morrow

M

Solway

15

67.35

Mike Brooks

M40

Penicuik Harriers

16

68.26

Rory Longmore

M50

ADAC

17

68.40

Ian Sills

M40

Dumfries Running Club

18

69.25

Craig Malcolmson

M40

Dumfries Running Club

19

70.12

John McRobert

M

Hardrock Hoodlums

20

71.31

Tommy Begley

M40

Irvine Running Club

21

71.35

Jo Zakrzewski

F

Dumfries Running Club

22

71.36

Ally Macdonald

M50

Dundee Hawkhill

23

72.22

Kevin Plummer

M40

ADAC

24

72.52

John Robson

M50

ADAC

24

72.52

Simon Mortlock

M50

Dumfries Running Club

26

73.14

Laurie Anderson

M50

Lomond HR

27

73.36

Rob Wilson

M40

Penicuik Harriers

28

73.59

Richard McLachlan

M

Hardrock Hoodlums

29

74.18

Iain McMurtrie

M

Dalbeattie Civic Running Club

30

74.42

Cameron Watson

M

Unattached

31

74.47

Peter Rogerson

M50

ADAC

32

75.11

Mark Wheeler

M

Hamilton Harriers

33

75.57

James Kellock

M40

Dumfries Running Club

34

76.05

Martin Coopland

M40

ADAC

35

76.25

Alexander Currie

M

Unattached

36

76.28

Jane Jackson

F40

Carnethy

37

77.10

Oliver Wilson

M

ADAC

38

77.49

Andy Fairgrieve

M40

Dumfries and Galloway Triathlon Club

39

78.31

Catherine Niblock

F

Unattached

40

79.33

Barbara Dawson

F

ADAC

41

79.40

Paul Sleggs

M

Unattached

42

80.33

Nigel Priestley

M50

ADAC

43

82.40

Ranjit Thomas

M40

Dumfries Running Club

44

83.17

Ian Mirgatroyd

M50

Solway

45

84.41

George Dougus

M40

Westerland CCC

46

85.09

Dorothy Dundas

F40

Unattached

47

87.30

Tom Bowie

M60

Carnegie Harriers

47

87.30

Bill Duff

M60

Carnegie Harriers

49

87.34

Mohammed Khan

M

Dumfries Running Club

50

87.44

Donna Burnett

F

Unattached

51

89.13

David Duncan

M50

Ochill Hill Runners

52

89.17

Chris Downie

M50

Penicuik Harriers

53

90.58

Alan Creighton

M50

ADAC

54

95.26

Johnney Minto

M40

ADAC

55

97.01

Kerry Walker

F

Dumfries Running Club

56

98.25

Gordon Vivers

M50

ADAC

57

108.02

Jean Robson

F50

ADAC

58

115.48

Bill Fairley

M70

Carnegie Harriers

59

127.55

Kirsty Loudon

F40

Penicuik Harriers