Dalbeattie 10K Half Marathon 2016

Dalbeattie 10K Half Marathon 2016

Frank's Valentine Run 2017

Frank's Valentine Run 2017

Dentdale 2017

Dentdale 2017

Criffel Hill Race 2017

Criffel Hill Race 2017

Devil Takes the Hindmost 2017

Devil Takes the Hindmost 2017

Club Kit Available

A range of Club Kit is available. Click here for details...

News items and Articles

To submit news items and articles for inclusion on the website, please email the News Team at news@dumfriesrunningclub.org.uk

DRC Grand Prix Competition

The latest standings in the Club Grand Prix competition can be found here:

  Grand Prix Tables
London Marathon 2016

London Marathon 2016

Highland Fling Relay 2016

Highland Fling Relay 2016

Moffat 15k 2016

Moffat 15k 2016

Screel Hill Race 2017

Screel Hill Race 2017

Santa Run 2017

Santa Run 2017



Reeth Trail race, Yorkshire

04/05/2014

May bank holiday weekend has become a traditional time for Dumfries Running Club members to take part in a training weekend and this year the venue was the village of Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales where 8 club members gathered for a weekend of trail running combined with food, drink, socialising and good company...

This year the main target was a brand new event, the Reeth 20k trail race on Sunday morning. Long standing club member Marian McPhail had also travelled down from Aberdeen and the group were keen to help her with extra training for the 95 mile West Highland Way race next month.

Arriving on Saturday the group did a 6 mile reece run on the route for the trail race and it was easy to see why this part of Yorkshire has been chosen to test the World’s best cyclists when the Tour de France crosses the Channel in early July.

On Sunday, 130 runners gathered in blustery conditions for the race. The start gave a false impression as the initial half mile meandered alongside the river but the next 5 miles were a succession of climbs, false summits, twisty tracks and steep inclines that gave outstanding views over the Dales. The middle section had less challenging terrain and the final third had a few nasty climbs before the welcome grassy descent back down to Reeth.

As expected, Sandy Shankland and Graeme Cross were fastest for the DRC runners with Sandy building up a head of steam in the first half of the race. Graeme ran an astute race and overtook Sandy with 3 miles to go to finish in 8th place overall in 96.26 with Sandy 13th in 98.18.

Les Hill had a strong run and relished the chance to use all of his experience and was delighted to finish in 42nd place in 107mins. Stephen Mohan and Peter Hill ran the early stages together with Stephen, 58th in 121mins finishing seven places and 4 minutes ahead. Marian McPhail had a very strong finish in 95th placed in 137mins and Richard McDougal and Margaret Gray thoroughly enjoyed the challenging technical route with Richard in 148mins and Margaret finishing well in 155mins, despite a nasty cut to her leg sustained in a fall.

Steve Mohan

Back

News Archive