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Sheila Carter

I joined DRR in the mid 1980s, having completed a 3 mile run at Lochee Park.  I was encouraged by the members of DRR not only to run further on the roads, but also to do cross country and hill running.  The members were enthusiastic and friendly.  We had many challenging but enjoyable training sessions, the most gruelling (and rewarding) being the hill reps on Balgay Hill and the Law.  The most memorable hill races were at Newtonmore and the Lomonds.  

 

The Club organised an annual 10 mile run at Templeton Woods.  This was always well supported by runners from all over Scotland, who appreciated the hard work of the committee to make this such a successful event.

 

The Club organised a bus every year to the Inverness Half Marathon, which was followed by a Ceilidh and prize giving.  There was always a number of DRRs among the prize winners.  This was enjoyed by all even though we were extremely stiff by the time we returned to Dundee.  I donít think anyone watching us would have guessed we were from a Running Club as we stepped gingerly off the bus.

 

Another popular event supported by DRRs was the Forfar 15.  Having done a 15 mile race the next challenge was of course a Marathon.  In 1996 a group of us went to London to do the Marathon and enjoyed the whole experience.

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