Copyright 2017 - Dundee Roadrunners

Club 5 Mile Race 2017

 

 

The second annual DRR 5 mile race took place in Broughty Ferry on Tuesday 19 September.   Thanks to everyone who turned up to make this race such a success!  We had 60 running the fast, flat, out and back route on a gorgeous evening.  Lots of PBs were made and standards achieved.  

Congratulations to Robbie Dunlop and Michelle Mackay who were first home with brilliant times of 29:05 and 30:08 respectively.  For Robbie, that was over 2 minutes fasters that last year's race - all the more impressive given the fact that he had run the 40 River Ayr Way Ultra Marathon at the weekend! 

For this year's race, we have introduced an annual trophy to recognise the runner with the most improved times year on year.  Congratulations to John Tierney who shaved a huge 10% (4 minutes) off last year's time!     It wasn't just John and Robbie who got faster, though:  of the 21 runners who competed in both races, 15 were quicker.  Well done to you all. 

Results from both 5 mile races can be found here

 

 

 

Club 10k Championship

An amazing 31 DRRs took part in the Forfar 10k on the 20th August - it was great to see so many blue and white DRR vests at the start line.   This race is also our 10K Championship race, so a massive congratulations to Elaine Omand and Vinnie Stewart who are our 2017 10k club champions.  Elaine also did brilliantly to come 2nd Female Senior. New member Marianne McLevy was 2nd FV40 and Morag Taggartwas 1st FV50. The ladies team of Elaine, Morag and Ashley also won the ladies team race and Vinnie, Andrew and Simon took 2nd place in the men's team race.  

 

forfar

Auchterhouse Hill Race

Well done to everyone who turned out to run and support our club race on Thursday 17 August.  The sun was shining for the 34 runners who took part in the challenging 3.5 mile long race which includes 800 feet of climbing!  Congratulations to the winners - Robbie and Anwen -  who made it home in 24:42 and 27:05 respectively.     The full results are available on the results page, here.

auchterhouse hill race

Summer Relay - Saturday 24th June

relay 1

 

Thanks to everyone who helped organise this year's summer relay and barbeque, with a particular shout out to John who spent his Saturday taking photos and providing water and refreshments at the end of each leg.   We had a great turnout for the relay which started at Caird Park then went through Monikie and Crombie Country Parks before finishing in Broughty Ferry.  Well done to those training for their first ultra who ran several legs and totalled over 20 miles each.   The day finished with a very social BBQ where Matty's pavlovas disappeared just as quickly as the pile of burgers expertly cooked by Tim and Mark!  

 

relay 2

Grand Prix Race #4

The Glenrothes 10k took place on what will possibly prove to be the hottest day of our summer!  It was the fourth race in this year's Grand Prix, which means we are now half way through the competition.  We had a great turnout of club runners who slapped on the suncream (or not!) braved the weather and the most serious looking marshalls ever,  and risked life and limb dodging around the youngsters - and some parents -  who were racing for the finish line of their own event being held at the same time.

All but two of the 37 DRR runners are in the running for the Grand Prix. In the men's event the top three are Kevin Greig (189points), Craig Beattie (170) and Michael Mitchell (140). Only Kevin and Craig have ran all 4 races so far.  In the women's event there was no change in the first two despite their not running - with the three top places being taken by Jennifer Massie (148), Lorraine Dunbar (143) and Sofia Sita (132).   With 4 races still remaining, everything can change before the end of the competition. 

Next up in the series is the Brig Bash 5 on Wednesday 5 July through in Bridge of Earn.  The race has now sold out but with 35 club members expected to compete. 


Grand Prix rankings can be found here

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