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Strathkinnes - Blebo Craigs Race - Rachel Callaghan

Last Wednesday 22 road runners ventured across the water to Fife to compete in the second race of the popular Fife AC Midweek Series. The 4.5 mile race, falling somewhere in the spectrum of ‘pleasantly undulating’ to ‘hilly’, is run over mixed terrain and posed a pre-race conundrum of optimum footwear. The good conditions meant that lovely views over the Eden estuary could be enjoyed by those with enough energy at the top of the last climb.

The race was won by Kieran Cooper of St Andrews University in 24:02 and Heather Anderson of Fife AC was first female finisher with a time of 28:38. There were some impressive performances by road runners throughout the field, with Mark Bell coming in 4th overall in a super-speedy time of 26:14, followed by Matty Low in 13th and Martin Hutchinson in 18th place.

Equally strong races were had by Dundee women, lead home by Jennifer Massie who sped her way round to a course PB of 30:36 and 5th female finisher, backed up by Alison McNeillly in 6th and Elaine Omand in 8th.

Further down the field Fiona Callaghan regained sibling bragging rights following her defeat on the slopes of Normans Law a few days previously and scooping a course PB in process. Notable performances were also had by Sarah Young and Grant Whyttock, competing less than a week after representing the club in the London Marathon.

Congratulation to everyone who competed - full DRR results are below. Next the series delves deeper into Fife with the Hill of Tarvit race in Ceres, good luck to all competing.

Mark Bell 26.14

Matthew Low 28.43

Martin Hutchinson 29.23

David Miller 30.05

Jennifer Massie 30.36

Jim Morton 30.40

Alison McNeilly 31.04

Elaine Omand 32.08

Fiona Callaghan 33.06

John Mill 33.09

Fiona Canavan 33.18

Rachel Callaghan 33.23

Gillian Sangster 33.29

Morag Taggart 34.10

David Dunleavey 34.50

Martin Rollo 35.38

Grant Whytock 36.18

Lorraine Dunbar 36.53

Sarah Young 37.49

George Steel 37.51

Daniel Fields 39.11

1 Mile Race Series

Last Summer we held our inaugural 1 Mile Race Series, which we thought was a great success, and we hope you did too.

We are really pleased that it will be happening again this year, in a similar invitational format to last year. This means that the event is open to all Dundee Roadrunners members, and those from selected clubs at each event. These are low-key events and a great way to test yourself over the mile distance. The route is flat and fast, to help you get a good time.

The dates are as follows:

Wednesday 15 May
Wednesday 12 June
Wednesday 24 July
Wednesday 21 August
Wednesday 11 September

Venue: Finlathen Park (same as last year!)
Time: 7pm
Entry: £2

Prizes: 1st in each age category, overall series male and female champions (fastest times), and most improved male and female DRR.

Thanks for the interest and support, and if you have any questions, ask a committee member!

1 mile series

2019 Club Race Dates

The Club organises a number of races throughout the year.  This week we had our John Mcinally Race, and we have already held our Spring Handicap - if you enjoyed them and would like to come along to our other races or if you missed them and are keen to make sure that you attend the next one, here are the dates for your diary:

Twin Peaks  - Tuesday 18th June - working in pairs, the team with the fastest combined time to get to the top of both Dundee Law and Balgay Hill wins.  Ged's hill sessions will pay off for this race!

Auchterhouse Hill Race -  Thursday 15th August - trail shoes are recommended for this race up Auchterhouse Hill 

Club 10k Championship - The male and female club 10k champions are decided at the Forfar 10k race on Sunday 18th August.  Entries are open at Entry Central.  It's billed as 'fast and flat' and we always have a great DRR turn out.  

Our Autumn Handicap - Thursday 29th August - is the same idea as the Spring Handicap - but the route is reversed. 

Club Half Marathon Championship - Male and female champions are the fastest DRR runners at the Glen Clova Half Marathon on Saturday 9th November.   Entry opens on Entry Central at 9pm on Monday 19th August and the event sells out very quickly, so set a reminder to make sure you get in.  Again, there is normally a large DRR contingent at this race and numerous PBs are set!

Santa Run - the last DRR race of the year is on Tuesday 10th December.  It's a fun team run and fancy dress is encouraged.




Summer Social Event

Every year, we hold a summer social event incorporating a relay run, food, and good company. Its become a highlight of the DRR calendar, and we would love to have as many members and members' families along as possible this year too. Its a great way to get everyone together, no matter what your normal running preferences.

This year's summer social will be held on Saturday June 22nd - so put it in your diaries!

The event this year will be held in Camperdown park. We will be starting with an 8am run for the early morning risers, followed by Camperdown parkrun, which we'd love everyone to come to. After parkrun, we have planned a series of loops, incorporating both trail and road, and with longer and shorter distances. You can do as little or as much running as you want.

In between the runs, we are planning on having some food, possibly a BBQ, and games.

We're working on all the exciting details just now, so will have more ifo soon, but please keep the day free and come join us!

Summer long relay

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