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



Stuc a' Chroin 5000

03/05/2014

On Saturday 3rd May, there was a good turnout of 163 runners for the annual Stuc a' Chroin hill race, amongst them was DRC's Jacob Tangey who gave his version of events as follows...

 

A race with plenty of jelly babies and water, thankfully in bottles and not out of the sky. A nice Scottish running day, 3 layers for me, gloves but no long sleeves so maybe things are warming up!

This is a race of slogging it uphill or plummeting down, some nice tussock, ample bog, one girl pitched knee deep in muck, closely followed by the bloke behind us that did not see the error of her ways - not that it mattered as we were already filthy.

A steady climb on forest roads was a nice warm up before hitting undulating grass tussocks and bog, a sheer drop down into a valley, realising as you plummet down that you have to slog back up on the way home, about 100m of flat over a road (still through bog) and straight back up again. One old bloke at the water station asked me why I was walking, I didn't think 20m of walk was really going to affect my time with what seemed a 1 in 2 climb! Then a rocky undulating run across a ridge line that would have been quite nice minus the previous ascent! You got to Stuc a' Chroin, turned around and ran back home, some pain was alleviated by contouring the descent rather than a head first plummet through heather. I ran across the road this time (hope the old bloke was watching) and saw the lass plunge into the bog, before the last long ascent out of the valley. With about 5 of us hitting the top together it was a mad dash of about 3 miles to the finish, glad it was down hill as gravity was all the energy I had.

So after a tough 3 hours in the hills, I had some serious lessons in ascending and descending, though all in all think I managed to hold my own over most of the run. A very outstanding race, marshalling was fantastic, jelly babies seem to grow in the hills and there was no shortage of water. I finished in 56th place In 3.00.53, well pleased, not happy about the double leg cramp at the finish line, that was worse than any hill race!"

Jacob

Back

News Archive