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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

Templeton Trail Race

 

RACE RESULTS - TEMPLETON TRAIL RACE

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2017 Templeton Trail race another success.  It was held on a beautiful sunny night,  with a record turnout of 133 runners, largely due to our friends from Falkland Trail Runners and Kinross Road Runners who included the race into their respective club championships.  Well done to all our runners; we really hope you enjoyed the run and the post run BBQ.  Here are the official results.

If you enjoyed the race and would like to sign up for our next event, Templeton 10 Mile Race is on November 6th and entry is now open on entrycentral.

 

Inaugural Stirling Scottish Marathon

 

Race Report and Results:  Stirling Scottish Marathon.

Congratulations to the 11 DRRs who took part in the first Stirling Scottish Marathon this month.

Number Runner Time

452Morag Taggart3:30:16 (1st in age group)
560David Aitken3:35:31
822Paul Reed3:45:19
856Jo Clancy3:46:21
894Michael Royden3:47:19
1171Ashley Casano3:54:54
1248Andrew Thomas3:56:34
1764Sarah Jane Wenn4:08:35
2233 Sharon Russell 4:21:48
2733Emer Conway4:34:59

 

And a big thank you goes to Ashley Casano who has written a great report to help those contemplating entering in future.  The report is summarised below and the full article can be found in the race report section of the website, here.  

 

Summary Race Report by Ashley Casano

On Sunday, May 21st, over 4,000 runners lined up at the Blair Drummond Safari Park to take part in the first ever Stirling Scottish Marathon, organized by Great Run. The next 26.2 miles followed rolling hills and country roads through Doune and Dublane, leading runners past the iconic William Wallace Monument and back to the Stirling city centre where they finished with the Stirling Castle in the background. Eleven members of the Dundee Road Runners took place in the inaugural event, with several PBs from club members as well as strong debut performances from first time marathoners.  

2nd Grand Prix Race

GRAND PRIX RACE #2:  KINNOULL HILL 

We had another awesome DRR turnout at the second in our grand prix races for 2017.   Thanks to all of our members who represented the club at this tough race!

Tristan Reece from Fife AC won in 25:28 with Nicola Roder the first female home in 31:17

An impressive 32 DRR runners took part: 

Position Name Time
Michael Gillies 00:28:33
42 Kevin Greig 00:32:39
48 Matty Low 00:33:13
59 Jim Morton 00:34:13
62 Arnaud Richard 00:34:20
69 James Allan 00:35:05
79 Craig Beattie 00:35:52
86 Jennifer Massie 00:36:21
87 David Aitken 00:36:23
91 Scott Henderson 00:36:44
93 Richard Tollerr 00:36:48
96 George Steel 00:37:00
105 Andrew Deans 00:37:27
114 Gina Easson 00:38:10
121 John Tierney 00:38:38
129 Peter Connolly 00:39:50
131 John McIntosh 00:39:56
132 Ron Fraser 00:40:00
140 Lorraine Dunbar 00:40:42
149 Barbara Sweeney 00:41:47
151 Lucia Tisnes 00:42:05
156 Wayne Morris 00:42:59
159 Alison McIntosh 00:43:11
162 Brian Stewart 00:43:39
169 Sofia Sita 00:44:12
170 Vvicky Mmitchell 00:44:30
171 Matthew Hooper 00:44:37
179 Margaret Mackie 00:47:11
181 Brian Dunbarr 00:47:45
182 Lesley Coutts 00:47:58
186 Wendy Hutcheson 00:48:43
189 Ruth Toller 00:49:15

John McInally Race

 

Well done to the great crowd of 49 runners who took part in our annual John McInally club race tonight.  The race is just over 10k route starting and finishing in Clatto County Park.  Congratulations to Matty Low for retaining his title in 42m08s and to Jennifer Massie (who is quickly getting her mojo back) for winning the women's title in 45m08s.  We hope they didn't fight too fiercely over who got to take the cup home!  

We also had age category prizes to give out:  David Rodley showed that you can still be ridiculously fast in your sixties by storming home in just 43:57 and coming in second overall;  Margaret Gamble won the F50 category in 47:41 and Jim Morton was the fastest M50 with a time of 45:26;  Martin Hutchinson came home second overall, winning the M40 category in 43:15 and Gillian Sangster won the F40 category in an impressive 47:05 - despite her broken rib!  

Thanks also to Scott and Lynne for aiding and abetting at the race and to Alison for providing the vital flour arrows along the course.  Full results here.

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