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Dumfries Half Marathon

13/09/2017

Last Sunday saw the 36th running of the Dumfries half marathon. 

Organised by Mark Johnston of Dumfries Running Club, at least 50 club mates along with help from other neighbouring clubs were working hard behind the scenes and along the course to make sure the event went smoothly. Unfortunately the weather did not behave itself with 40 mph gales and driving rain in the middle section of the course adding an extra degree of difficulty on a challenging route. 

At the blast of the horn from Colin Smyth MSP on behalf of the race charity partner Marie Curie, the runners left Dumfries and Galloway College and after heading towards Bankend before climbing past the Dovecotewell animal rescue centre with superb views over to Criffel, the runners returned via Glencaple and the tricky climb back close to Bankend. The final four miles saw the runners retrace their steps with a welcome final downhill mile back to the College.

The race was won by Anthony Quinn in 79.57, a time that was over 5 minutes slower than last year’s champion Kerry Liam Wilson which gave some indication of the severity of the conditions. In second place was Johnathan Dieusaert in 82.20 and in third place Carl Fisher  of Cumberland AC in 82.46 held off first woman Lisa Finlay of DRC by one second in a sprint for the line. Lisa was two minutes faster than her time from 2016. The second woman was Donna Burnett of Dalbeattie in 94.47 and Lucy Stobart of Cumberland AC was third in 96.50

The first male and female team prizes were won by Dumfries Running Club with the trios of Alan Baxter, Kevin McCaig and Sandy Shankland and Lisa Finlay, Anne Macfarlane and Ali McKean narrowly in front of Cumberland AC who brought a superb turnout of 35 club mates as the race was chosen as their club champ;ionships. In the local category first prizes went to Colin Holden and Lisa Finlay

As always the race is about so much more than the sharp end of the field with many competitors commenting on the superb support on course and the encouragement given to those striving to do their best as well as the excellent facilities at Dumfries and Galloway College.  Thanks are also due to Dumfries Sea Cadets and Solway Skating Club who both provided a superb service on route and at the finish and especially to Dumfries Town Band who entertained spectators and competitors before, during and after the race. 

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