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The Doonhamer 10K

31/08/2014

The inaugural Doonhamer 10k last Sunday, expertly organised by Ian Anderson and Steve Head and their team of helpers from Dumfries Harriers, attracted 22 members of Dumfries Running Club to join a field of 196 eager to test themselves on the brand new route...

With four crossings of the Nith there were plenty of chances for spectators to remain close to the action especially as they, and the runners, were encouraged by pipers in the Dock Park, a brass band on the bandstand and by samba drummers close to the suspension bridge all of which put a spring in the step of competitors. Despite the twists and turns the route was carefully chosen and many runners were pleased to gain personal bests over the distance.

The race was won by Mike Scott of Carlisle in 34.05 and after an epic battle over the whole distance Kevin McQueen was 3rd in a superb 37.27 only two seconds ahead of clubmate Kevin McCaig with Niall Campbell 40 seconds behind in 6th.

Ranjit Thomas had an excellent run in 10th in 39.31 pipping Sandy Shankland by 6 seconds, with Simon Mortlock half a minute adrift. Franc Karpo was delighted with a very swift 40.49 in 18th place and James Kellock was two places behind in 41.10.

Stephen Mohan in 44.25 finished narrowly ahead of both Calum Walker in 45.18 and Amy Beck in 45.36. Despite gaining a new personal best in 48.04 Alison Groat was initially frustrated to be a couple of strides short of her target time and Kirsteen Kellock ran well in 51.53.

Fiona Jardine had a good run in 53.10 as did Satpal Burns in 56.20 as both increase their training in readiness for the upcoming Dumfries Half Marathon later in the month. Paula Craven did well in her fightback to fitness in 56.37 as did Margaret Laurie who won her second age group prize in seven days as she finished in 58.15. Gerry Edgar also used the race as a staging post towards the half marathon and Julie Glover, Shona Harkness, Veronica Maxwell and Amanda Barnetson all showed real guts and determination to step up in distance to complete their first ever 10k races. Having started on the jog Scotland beginners course in January with a combination of walking and light jogging this was a major step up towards a personal milestone.

Steve Mohan.

 

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