Devil Take the Hindmost 2016

Devil Take the Hindmost 2016

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

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

Carlisle Urban Trail 2016

Carlisle Urban Trail 2016

Moffat 15k 2016

Moffat 15k 2016

Screel Hill Race 2017

Screel Hill Race 2017



York Marathon

17/10/2017

Joasia Zakrzewski been invited to run in the Yorkshire marathon before the China trip came off, and so contacted them on her return, as she knew that there was no way that she could race it hard, but wanted to honour a commitment. 

The organisers were happy for her to come down and participate as she saw fit...so this year her aim was to actually have a fun day out, and enjoy the atmosphere of the event without the pressure of trying to run hard, and see how much of it she managed. She was determined to be sensible and listen to her body, but knew it would be hard to watch everyone run away from her off the start. 

Jo's initial plan was to try to run the first half at a steady 3 hour pace and then, when the 100k caught up with her, either fade to a respectable 3:15 or be able to stop with no regrets. 

She managed to stick to the plan of "taking in the whole race atmosphere", detouring to high-five the local vicar who comes out to support outside his church every year (having always just run straight past before) and waving to people taking photos en route. 

At halfway she was in about 8th place and only just ahead of the three hour pacer so everything looked good for a steady run, but from about 18 miles onwards she started to reel ladies in......the most notable one being the lady she'd identified as the first LV40. About a mile later, she spotted a bike up ahead which meant that the 3rd and 4th lady were almost neck and neck and not too far away. They must have been tiring as she caught and passed them before spotting that the second placed lady didn't look too comfortable either. 

With only had a couple of miles to go, it suddenly became more of a race as Jo found herself in a position she had not even dreamt of prior to the race and didn't want to be outsprinted at the end, though she wasn't sure whether her legs would be able to do anything about it if it happened. The accompanying cyclist kept her informed of the increasing gap and by the time Jo crossed the line in 2:54 it was about a minute, though the winner was long finished. 

Jo was delighted to have really enjoyed the marathon (it's not often you can say that) and the surprise result was just the icing on the cake! A bigger challenge was trying to drink the beer they were presented with at the end!

Back

News Archive