Annan & District Athletic Club
RUNNING REPORTS 2005
Report 17th December 2005
Race three in the ADAC Winter League Series was held at the weekend. The venue was Woodcockaire Forest, Hoddam .It was a very cold and frosty morning that the runners were greeted with but it made underfoot conditions good for trail running. The run consisted of three laps of 2,400 metres to give a total distance of four and a half miles to cover .The climb was not as severe as the previous event at Moffat but never the less was still a testing lasting 1300 metres. Guest runner Joe Boardman of Lockerbie led the field home with a speedy time of 31.57.Andy Fairgrieve led the ADAC men home in an equally nippy 32.39.Roger Guy, Owen Brown and John Robson clocked respectable times of 35.34,36.10 and 36.23.Newcomer to the club Adrian Murray led the next bunch in with a good run of 38.11. Close behind him were Gordon Vivers 38.20, Jim Buchanan 38.31, JM 39.54 and Johnny Minto 42.01.The final trio to complete the course were Caroline Legg 46.40, Louisa Birell 49.39 and Gordon Rogerson 49.44.
Next event will be the ‘Whisky Run’ on New Years Day at Langholm. Eight and a half miles is the distance to cover .All competitors must be finished by 11am and the starting point is the Market Square, with the route following the course used by the Doctors Run in May.
Report 5th December2005
The Brampton to Carlisle 10 Mile Road Race was held recently and was the last race in this year’s ADAC Road Running Championship. First of the ADAC runners home was Andy Fairgrieve in a time of 66.08.Andy has shown a great improvement this year and has been rewarded for his efforts by finishing runner up in the main championship. Victory was already secured prior to the Brampton run by Roger Irving. JM alias the Crafty Cockney had his best run of the season crossing the line in 66.15 enough to give him third place honours.
David Little dipped below 70 minutes clocking 69.25.George Fraser was pleased to get around in one piece (76.29) after a long lay off through injury. Callum Thomson showed good form to come home in 78.19 and finally only female rep of the day was Jean Robson who cruised around in 84.36.
The Women and Masters Road Running Championship has been won by Caroline Legg she led by one point from Roger before the Brampton event and with the absence of both members at the run she held on to take this years title. Roger remained the runner up and JM scraped into third place ahead of George.
Attention is now turned to the winter league and race number two was held on a cold wintry day at Moffat. Almost 6 miles was the distance to cover with the first three of them uphill! Conditions were tricky to say the least and it is now clear as to why runners from Moffat are extremely fit! Mark Whitelaw was fastest on the day arriving back in a good time of 44.55.Andy Fairgrieve was next in 51.15.Good to see Roger Guy & Sky back in action . They were happy to cross in 56.44.Jim Buchanan coasted around in 59.51.Next quartet to come in were JM 64.24 , Caroline (66.59) and Alan Legg 67.53 and guest runner Keith Birch 69.01.Finally guest Louisa Birrell enjoyed her experience and recorded a creditable time of 78.30.Next winter league fixture is on Saturday December 17th and is at Woodcockaire, Hoddam. The event is open to non members as well as other clubs and as usual the start time will be 10.30am.
All systems are go for this weekends ADAC Festive Four Mile road race. The race takes place on Sunday morning and starts at 11am from the Scout Hall North Street Annan.It is open to fun runners as well as the serious ones and there are the usual prizes for those at the front. All entrants again this year will receive a memento courtesy of our sponsors Ewart Engineering as well as a mug of the delicious ‘Jimmy and Georges’ home made soup. An addition to this years prize list is a free raffle for all runners for a Turkey Voucher kindly donated by The Butchery, Lockerbie. Entries will be accepted on the day. Further information on the race or the winter league events can be obtained by calling Caroline Legg 01461 205350 or vie the website www.adac.org.uk
Report 8th November 2005
Two races took place during October in the ADAC Road running Championship. The first of them being the ADAC 4 Mile Handicap run. It was held on an ideal morning for running with the sun shining and hardly a breath of wind. Fastest time on the day 21.52 was set by guest runner Jim Ferguson of Dumfries. Langholms Roger Irving was next in 23.14 and was chased all the way to the line by youngster Ross Hastings also of Dumfries. Andy Fairgrieve continued his good form to cross in 25.28 ahead of the crafty cockney in 26.53.Jim Buchanan was glad to be back after a spell of injury and was happy to finish in one piece in 27.33.Also making a comeback after a long layoff was George Fraser who was content with a time of 29.13.Caroline Legg led the ladies home in 30.21 from Louise Hopper in 31.05 .Alan Legg had a trot around in 32.47 and Davy Henderson 36.38 led home Ann Torduff (36.45)who went off course resulting in an extra half mile and Diana Wyllie 42.21.
Next outing was across to Carlisle and was the Great Cumbrian Run. Almost 1300 runners completed the 13.1 mile route. Kenyan athletes took victories in both the men and women’s event with times of 65.51 and 75.48.
First of the ADAC vests across the finishing line was Roger Irving in a time of 86.26. Just failing to break the 90 minute barrier for the second time this season was Andy Fairgrieve 90.01.After a very fast start John Murphy slowed down considerably and limped home in 94.55.Caroline Legg finished in 108.18 and Callum Thomson made it home in 117.37.
With only one race remaining in this years championship it is Roger Irving who has clinched the title of Road Running Champion, the runners up spot is still to be contested between John Murphy and Andy Fairgrieve. Roger is also in the running for the Women and Veteran Title which is being held on to by the skin of her teeth Caroline Legg. She leads it by one point and the outcome will be decided on the final race which is the Brampton to Carlisle 10 miler on November the 19th.
Mark Whitelaw was in action at the weekend at the Derwent 10 Mile road race at Keswick he finished a very creditable 7th place in a time of 56 minutes.
This Saturday sees the start of the ADAC winter league .The first event is the 5 mile run on the everholm it consists of 5 laps and first runners will set off at 10.30am.Anyone is welcome to come along and take part contact Caroline on 01461 205350 for details or checkout the website, www.adac.org.uk
Preparations are well underway and entries are flooding in for this years ADAC festive 4 mile road race on December the 11th entry forms are floating around or can be downloaded from the website.
Report 2nd September 2005
September has been a busy month in the ADAC Road Running calendar with three races having taken place.
The Dumfries 10K at the beginning of the month attracted a field of almost 230 runners. The club was well represented with a total of thirteen members opting to run in the popular event. The race was won by James Douglas of Border Harriers in a time of 33.08.Runners up spot went to Clarencfield runner Darren Malin in 33.54 and Steve Wales 34.54 of City Of Edinburgh was third .Mhairi Douglas of Dumfries Running Club won the battle with Samantha Kelly to take the female prize with a time of 39.43 from Samantha’s 39.56.Lyn Girwood 41.00 overtook ADAC’s Gillian Reid 41.04 in the final 400 metres to give her third place from Gillian who has struggled with a hip injury all season.
Andy Fairgrieve was our highest finisher amongst the men crossing in 26th place in a PB time of 39.28.John Murphy was next in 40.45 from the improving Paul Nicholson 41.27.Jim Buchanan and John Robson were the next duo in 42.00 and 42.14.Having her debut race in the clubs colours was Anne Torduff who did well to come home in 44.41 which gave her 7th lady and 2nd Veteran prize. Caroline Legg followed a few minutes later in 47.15 ahead of Callum Thomson 48.38,Elizabeth Myatt 49.34 and Louise Hopper 49.48. Anne along with Gillian and Louise picked up the ladies second team prize. Jean Robson after having run the Ben Nevis Fell run a few days before was brave to attempt the run and came home in 52.31.Davy Henderson had a nasty fall half way around the route and did well to continue to finish in a time of 53.59.
Next outing for the runners was over at Langholm for a club 5 Mile Handicap run. It was a new addition to this year’s championship event and proved to be a popular choice as there was a very positive response from those who took part.
Fastest run on the day 28.20 was by local Roger Irving who has been having an excellent year on the fells. Next was Mark Whitelaw who it would be fair to say had an easy stroll around in 29.52.Owen Brown crossed in 30.21 ahead of Andy 30.54.John Robson 31.59, Colin 32.08, Jim 32.25 and John Murphy 32.50 continue to do battle with each other each time having a different outcome. Caroline 36.22 worked hard to stay ahead of Louise 37.18 and husband Alan 38.15, as did Rachel Robson 38.50 to stay ahead of mother Jean 39.30.
Many thanks from all to Owen and Selina for the after run hospitality.
Final run of the month was this past Sundays Dumfries ˝ Marathon. Only five from the club took part in the longer distance event. The race was won by Ronhill Cambuslang runner Andrew Wright in a time of 72.13.Samantha Kelly took her revenge on Mhairi Douglas to take the ladies title in a time of 86.11. Owen Brown was first of the ADAC vests home crossing in 88.04 .Yet another PB for Andy who broke the 90 minute barrier for the run with his time of 89.47.A rare outing on the roads for fell enthusiast Nigel Priestley ended with a time of 105.09 with Caroline giving chase behind in 105.44.Final runner in was Callum who was happy with his efforts of 115.06.
Only 3 races remain in this year’s championship and for the first time this season defending champion George Fraser has lost his lead. Caroline Legg has sneaked into first place in both the women and vets and the main event. However as has been proved in the past things can change dramatically in the last few races. This Saturday is the 4-mile handicap run at Annan and starts from the scout hall, North Street at 10.30am.Anyone is welcome to come along and take part. Contact Caroline 01461 205350 for details or checkout the website adac.org.uk
Report 29th August 2005
The latest outing for the ADAC roadrunners was at the weekend over at Hawick. The distance to cover was 10K and the route a two lap course over fairly flat terrain. Conditions were far from ideal with strong winds and rain therefore any thoughts of achieving a fast time were quickly put aside. Almost 130 runners set off on the run with victory going to Hunters Bog Trotter member Steve Cairns in a time of 31.33 he was well clear of the runner up Alnwick Harrier David Kirkland in 33.21.ADAC man Mark Whitelaw was the third man home in a time of 34.46. First of the ladies home was Dianne Lauder of Gala Harriers in 38.27.
Roger Irving was the second of the ADAC men home crossing in 37.36 and with Andy Fairgrieve having an excellent run around in 40.25 the Annan trio earned themselves the first team prize. John Murphy was happy to cross in a time of 42.24 ahead of Caroline Legg 47.55 and George Fraser 50.25 who has been struggling with a string of injurys. Well done also to Moffat runner Johnny Minto who with a time of 46.38 was one of the very few yesterday to set him self a new PB time.
Next race in the championship will be number 11 and is the Dumfries 10K on Tuesday Sptember 6th pre entries only for this event.
A few other dates for the ADAC Diary’s are :
September 10th Langholm 5 Mile Handicap Run 10.30am start from Langholm Academy
September 25th Dumfries ˝ Marathon
October 1st Annan 4 Mile Handicap Run 10.30am start from Scout Hall North Street
October 16th Cumbrian Run Carlisle
November 6th Lasswade X country Races
November 6th Derwent 10 Mile Keswick
November 12th ADAC Winter League –Race 1 - 5 Mile H/Cap Run Everholm 10.30am start
November 19th –Brampton To Carlisle 10 Mile Road Race
November 26th ADAC Winter League –Race 2 – 6 Miles Craigieburn Forest Run Moffat 10.30am start
December 11th ADAC Festive 4 Mile Road Race 11.00am start
All ADAC events are open to non members , anyone requiring any further info on any of above events can call Caroline 01461205350 or checkout the website adac.org.uk
Report 29th July 2005
On a perfect evening for running five members set off to Castle Douglas to compete in the Gelston 5 Mile Road Race. In form Dumfries R.C .member Marcus Scotney was an easy winner with a time of 26.08. Mark Whitelaw had a good run to improve his best time for the run to 26.34, which was to earn him second place. Carl Heaven having only his second run of the season had a battle with young Mickey Breen of Dumfries R.C. with a sprint to the line it was the younger legs of Breen that was rewarded with a well deserved third spot.
Mhari Douglas also of Dumfries R.C. took the ladies honours in a time of 32.17.
Andy Fairgrieve was the third ADAC vest home in 32.14.Caroline Legg got around in 37.26 ahead of hubby Alan in 40.19.
The stage is now set for the third running of the ADAC Running Festival which will take place on the 12th,13th and 14th August..
Moffat’s Jim Buchanan will hopefully be there to try to retain his title of last year but having been out with injury for much of the season the event looks wide open. There has been lots of training behind closed doors going on as well as lots of dubious ‘injuries’ appearing but all will be revealed in a week’s time.
The event consists of a one-mile track run at 6.30pm followed approx one hour later by a 3.5 Mile X Country run on the Friday evening. After hopefully a good nights rest it will be over to Gretna Green on the Saturday for a 6 Mile Road Run at 10.30am. Finally on the Sunday it’s up to Moffat ready to take on the 3.5 Mile Fell Run also starting at 10.30am.
Although the real challenge is to complete the whole series of runs competitors can opt to take part in as few events as they want to. The event will once again be age graded as to give everyone a fair chance i.e. everyone will be competing against their own category times.
The event is open to non- members and we extend a warm welcome to other running clubs, anyone requiring further information can contact the website adac.org.uk or call Caroline on 01461 205350.
Report 15th July 2005
The annual Moffat Road Race was held last Tuesday evening .Over 160 runners set off to complete the tough 9.3 Mile course on what was one of the hottest nights of the summer so far .One thing was certain there were would be no record times broken .
Victory went to Marcus Scotney of Dumfries Running Club in a time of 52.57 who came home well clear of team mate Duncan Scobie 54.14 . Third place went to Barney Phillips of Lasswade A.C. who crossed in 54.33.
The leading ladies were Angela Kidd of Edinburgh RC and Mharii Douglas of Dumfries R.C who were awarded first equal in a time of 67.27.Louise Tweedale of Keswick AC took the third spot with a time of 71.34.Lochmabens Alexa Jefferson took the first lady veteran prize in a time of 73.03.
Only six ADAC members braved the heat with the first home being Mark Whitelaw who crossed in fourth place in a time of 55.27 .Owen Brown came next finishing in 64.34 just ahead of John Murphy 65.59 and David Little 66.52.Caroline Legg was the only female rep from the club clocking 78.18 from Callum Thomson 80.12.
Next outing for the ADAC team is on Tuesday July 26th at the Castle Douglas 5 Mile race.The run starts at 7pm from Carlingwark Loch .Entry is on the night and anyone wishing further details contact Caroline on 01461 205350 or the website www.adac.org.uk
Report 1st July 2005
Following on from the success of last years handicap run at Lockerbie it was decided to make the event an annual occurrence. The run took place on the hottest evening of this year so far over the distance of 10K on what can only be described as a ‘slightly’ undulating route. It is one of the Lockerbie member’s regular training routes, which after having sampled a taste of it we can now understand why they run so fast over nice flat ones! However it is an extremely scenic route and the eighteen runners who took part all agreed that although it was challenging it was worth the effort.
Paul Nicholson was given a lenient mark as he had completed the Blackpool Marathon nine days earlier but showed no ill effects from that event coming home the handicap winner in a time of 42.59.He was made to work all the way to the line as Gillian Reid was in fine form. She just failed to catch him but was delighted to cross the line in 42.33. Scratch man Gordon Rogerson came in next to clock 59.05 ahead of Kirkcudbright runner Kenny Patterson (47.18) Gordon Vivers and John Murphy came over the line together their times 47.51 and 41.51.Chris Hinchcliffe (47.45)and Johnny Minto (53.22) managed to hold off fastest man of the night Joe Boardman who despite the tropical conditions clocked an impressive 38.57.Caroline Legg sailed in next in 50.03 and just behind having a rest from the fells was Roger Irving (40.16) Owen Brown (42.36), Linda Minto (54.12), Marion McPhail(54.30), Richard McDougal(46.49)and Jean Robson (52.52) all finished within half a minute of each other and finally came Mike Trant (48.12) who received the harshest mark of the night but in consolation will get the best at the next event. Liz Dawson completed half of the course but unfortunately had to pull out through injury.
Thanks must go to George for hosting the event also the Moffat ‘gang’ for supporting the run as well as the Dumfries R.C. trio, Alan and Mark for timekeeping, John Robson for marshalling, Jim for the thirst quenching drinks on route and finally but most importantly to Michael, Jane and Linda for the best part of the day which was the delicious refreshments.
Three ADAC members completed the Kirkcudbright ˝ Marathon recently on what was an atrocious day of wind and rain. Despite the conditions Paul Nicholson set himself a PB time of 90.31 leaving rival George Fraser well behind in 98.26 and flying the ladies flag was Jean Robson who continues to improve setting herself another PB time of 112.24.
Next race in the calendar is the Moffat 15K road race on July 12th pre entries only for this run with the closing date being July 5th. The Castle Douglas 5 Mile is to take place from Carlingwark Loch at 7pm on July 26thentries on the evening.
Preparations are well underway for the 2005 ADAC Running Festival that will take place on the 12th, 13th and 14th of August. It is hoped to see the majority of ADAC members turn out to support the event that will now be in its third year. The festival consists of four races over the three days .It starts with a one-mile track run followed an hour later by a three and a half mile x country run. The following day the challenge is a six-mile road race and finishes with a gentle three-mile fell run on the Sunday. Runners can take part in as many of the disciplines as they wish with points given for finishing positions in each event, the results as usual will be age graded. Juniors of age fifteen and over are welcome to join in, all abilities of runners are welcome as well as other local runners. Further details can be found on the club website www.adac.org.uk or from Caroline on 01461205350.
Report 18th May 2005
The annual Doctors Run was held recently at Langholm .The race is always a popular one amongst the locals even though it involves some stiff climbs throughout the 8 mile journey.
Nine ADAC members turned out on the pleasant spring Sunday morning the first of whom in was Mark Whitelaw who has been in great form on the fells. Mark lined up feeling relaxed and confident of a good run. However he didn’t realise just how good until he started to pull away from his rivals over the first mile and as the race progressed his strength from the months of hill training showed and he pulled further away to come home the very comfortable winner in an excellent time of 44.16.Training partner Roger Irving of Langholm , who has also been having a successful year on the mountains was rewarded with a finishing position of 4th overall but took first place in the male veteran category with his fine time of 48.03.
Next ADAC vest home in a PB time of 58.55 was George Fraser .He was closely followed by David Little 59.33 and Callum Thomson 61.43.
First of the ladies home was Caroline Legg who sailed around in 62.53 ahead of Jean Robson 65.12 and Louise Hopper 66.06.
Final runner in was Davy Henderson who having his first outing over the course for a few years was pleased to come home in 69.48.
A few days rest and for those who had recovered it was across to Dumfries to take part in the 5 mile run from Nunholm to Hollywood and back.
The race was won by Marcus Scotney of the host club Dumfries R C in a time of 25.45.
Last years winner ADACs Carl Heaven had to settle for the runners up place with his time of 27.01.George Fraser was happy to come home in 34.32 once again just ahead of Callum Thomson 36.51.Final ADAC runner in was Gordon Rogerson who had a nice stroll around in 42.07.
The Kircudbright half marathon takes place this Saturday starting at 1 pm from Kircudbright Academy and entries will be accepted on the day.
Thirteen ADAC members turned out to complete the third race in this years Road Racing Championship. The venue was Hightae and the distance 10K.With a lovely blue sky and a cooling breeze it was a perfect evening for running .
Fastest run on the night was by Mark Whitelaw who clocked an impressive 33.35 a great run for so early in his season. Another good run was by second place Roger Irving his time of 36.58 gave him a percentage of 77.61% which earns him top marks in the women & vets category. Owen Brown managing to stay injury free was pleased to record 39.22 .Crafty Cockney John Murphy had a huge smile on his face as he crossed the line first to be the handicap winner in a time of 41.37 .John Robson and George Fraser were the next fastest in times of 41.49 and 44.22 with Caroline Legg scraping in in 47.15 just ahead of Colin Christie and Jean Robson who crossed together in 48.25.Happy to be back in action after a long lay off was Louise Hopper who did well to run 48.52.Finally Alan Legg and Gordon Rogerson enjoyed the scenic route and finished in 52.48 and 58.03.
Many thanks must go to the hosts the Robsons for their excellent organisation of the event as well as the superb refreshments.
Next event will be the Doctors Run at Langholm on May 15th entries will be accepted on the day the race starts at 11.30am.
Race number two in the ADAC Road Running Championship took place on Saturday morning, 9th April. Due to holidays there were only eight runners who opted to compete in the scenic 7 mile run to Brydekirk and back on the rather cold and damp morning. With the absence of the current early leaders it was a chance for some to get a few points on the board.
Scratch runner Caroline Legg slipped the grasp of the handicapper and was never headed crossing the line first in a time of 53.41 two minutes clear of guest Donald McCauley whose time was 44.39.John Robson came in next his time being 46.24 .Colin Christie (57.15 )had to dig deep to stay ahead of fastest runner of the day Langholm’s Roger Irving who clocked 42.31.John Murphy cruised around in 50.03 overtaking Alan Legg (57.39) in the last 400 metres. Finally Davy "Shadwell" Henderson was pleased to record 64 minutes.
Results of Handicap Runs.
ADAC ANNAN 4 MILE HANDICAP RUN OCTOBER 1st 2005
ADAC LANGHOLM HANDICAP RUN SEPTEMBER 10th 2005
ADAC LOCKERBIE HANDICAP RUN JUNE 28th 2005
RESULTS FROM LOCKERBIE HANDICAP RUN
ADAC held another successful handicap run recently over the distance of 3.4 Miles. The surface of the route was a mixture of road and grass. Ten members turned out to compete and all enjoyed their outing. Fastest on the night was Owen Brown. Some used it as an ideal warm up for the forthcoming series of races in May. The first of the events being the Dalston 10K, which takes, place this Sunday May 9th. It is a 2pm start from the Caldew School in Dalston entries are accepted on the day. Please note that club vests must be worn .The following Sunday May 16th is the popular Langholm Doctors run of 8 Miles once again entries are accepted on the day and is another 2pm start.
Finally well done to ADAC member David Little of Langholm who completed this years London Marathon in an excellent time of 3hours 22minutes and 22 seconds.
Full results of ADAC Handicap run as follows: -
The Annual ADAC Easter Handicap run was held on Wednesday evening. Twelve members turned out to compete over a 3 Mile route held on the John Bell Playing Fields. Despite a day of real heavy showers the ground underfoot was perfect in fact it was just the job for those who had been busy over the last few weeks racing on the road and fells. Fastest run of the night was by Roger Irving looking as lean and mean as he has ever done and is sure to be in fine form over the forthcoming road running season. Owen Brown just back running after a long lay off also had an excellent run and if he can remain injury free should also look forward to an enjoyable few months.
There was a good battle between George Fraser, Louise Hopper and Jim Buchanan each pushing each other over the fast route George just gained the upper hand this time but it will be interesting to watch the progression of this trio in future events.
The rest of the competitors achieved good steady runs and the general feeling amongst everyone was it was good to get back into race mode.
A draw was held after the event and Gordon Rogerson was the winner of the Easter Bunny Egg so he was glad he had attempted the route and although only competing 2 laps did well to do so as he has been really suffering from a bad back injury.
Full Results were as follows :
Moffat was the venue for the second ADAC handicap event of this year and took place on Saturday morning. There were eight keen runners who turned out to take part in the 4.5 Mile scenic forest trail run. The weather could have been kinder it was very cold and there were several showers of sleet to contend with as well as very wet and slippery underfoot conditions.
Alan Legg decided at the last minute to have a trot around and with a few pit stops to take in the breathtaking scenery he sauntered home in 49.13.
Young Rachel Robson was the only female to set off and despite going off course at one point had a fine run round in a time of 46.07.She is improving in leaps and bounds and is sure to be on the tails of some of the faster male runners before very long.
John Murphy who is never quite at home on this terrain completed 2 laps before a hamstring pull forced him to retire on the third.
Owen Brown and John Robson both had excellent runs and crossed the line in times of 38.06 and 38.24
.Moffats Jim Buchanan 40.57 was a bit below par but this was expected as he was recovering from a stomach bug.
Fastest runs of the day were by Carl Heaven an Mark Whitelaw who gave the field a good start they came home in times of 29.07 and 29.43 showing that their winter training is going well.
Next event for the club will be the National X Country Championships at Perth on February 21st a few members have had to call off through injury or illness so there are a few entries available for any seniors who have not entered. Contact Caroline for details.
Finally a reminder that the annual ADAC River Races are approaching fast taking place this year on Sunday February 29th.There are races for all ages. The event will start with the under 9 boys and girls fun runs at 11.30am and finish with the senior events around 2pm.Please note all times are approximate so be there for your event in plenty of time. Entries will be accepted on the day and registration is at the Scout Hall from 10.00am.Further details can be obtained from Caroline Legg 01461 205350 or Jim Sloan 01461 202831 or via the website annan.district.athletics.btinternet.co.uk
Start of Winter Handicap Runs
The first of the ADAC winter training Handicaps took place at the weekend at Lockerbie on Sunday 24th November. It was a damp and chilly start for the eleven runners who came along to enjoy the forest trail event. Conditions underfoot were quite testing in parts as there had been some heavy overnight rain but at this time of the year it is only to be expected. The course was an excellent choice for a run and although off road running does not suit everyone it was a nice change from pounding the miles that many of us endure throughout the year. Several members however do need to brush up on their navigational skills as well as learning how to run and think not run and talk as despite the route being adequately marked there were those who ventured off the correct path! Fastest on the day was guest runner Joe Boardman in a fine time of 32.32 .
Thanks go to the Robson Family for staging the event and to George and Lynda for the welcome refreshments.
The ADAC Festive 4 Mile Road Race will be the next event to take place those still needing entry forms can get them from Caroline Legg 01461205350 or by downloading from the website www.annan.district.athletics.btinternet.co.uk.
Results From November 23rd 5 Mile Forest Run
Name Handicap Mark Actual Time
Joe Boardman 6.20 32.32
John Robson Late Start 35.00
Jim Buchanan 4.20 35.58
Andy Fairgrieve 4.20 37.27
Louise Hopper 3.35 38.08
Jean Robson 0.30 40.06
George Fraser 4.20 40.11
Alan Legg 1.30 40.23
Rachel Robson - 41.18
Caroline Legg 3.00 41.31
Mark Whitelaw 8.00 No Time Given –Got Lost !!