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Brampton to Carlisle 2018

22/11/2018

This race, now in its 67th year, is one of the classic distance races and has always attracted a high calibre field eager to test themselves against the best runners from Central Scotland and the North of England. 

Last Sunday 28 Dumfries Running Club members joined the smaller than usual field of 581 at the William Howard school in Brampton for the 11.30am start. Cheered on by several of their clubmates, the conditions were perfect with mild dry and sunny conditions along with a light tail wind.

First in for DRC was Colin Holden in an impressive 60.33 as second Vet 50. He was closely followed by Alan Baxter 13 seconds behind. Kevin McQueen finished in 61.52 with Kevin McCaig five places and thirty seconds. The high standard of the field was shown by the fact that Colin, Alan and Kevin McQueen were only 7th team overall but were the third vet mens team.

Stuart Gillespie was next in for DRC in 68.06, 45 seconds quicker than last year. Sian Finlay was first lady in for the club in 68.15 and she finished twenty seconds in front of Ranjit Thomas. Les Hill was second vet 60 in 69.08. Ian Anderson ran a good race in a personal best of 70.17 followed by Mike Jardine in 71.01. Anne MacFarlane was first female vet 55 in 76.46 and Allan Manson reached the line in 78.28.

Neil Moffat ran well in 82.59, just over a minute in front of Skye Sarahs. The team of Sian, Anne and Skye were 11th team and Sian, Anne and Karen Littlejohn, who is new to racing and finished in a creditable 87.49, were 10th vet womens team. Fiona Jardine finished very close behind Karen in 88.54.Hamish MacDonald in the vet 60 category dipped under the 90 minutes by 16 seconds and Sean McGleenan in the same age category ran well in 93.29. Dawn McDonald and Richard McDougall ran most of the way together and Dawn in 96.38 finished a few strides ahead of Richard with both two minutes ahead of Rab Wilson.

In a superb example of the benefits of the Monday night structured training programme, Laura Hanby was delighted with her 103.01, a PB, three minutes ahead of June Scott and Rhiannon Breed. Margaret Laurie and Saty Burns ran together in 107mins meaning that Saty has now completed every one of the club Grand Prix races and in their longest ever race, Susan Ball and Julie Corbett showed guts and determination to finish together a minute behind. After the prize giving, the tired but happy runners stopped for rehydration on the way home to celebrate a successful end to the racing season. Thanks were given to Houstons coaches who ferried the runners and supporters to and from the race.

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