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Netherhall 10 miles

26/02/2020

Last Sunday 17 Dumfries Running Club members travelled to Maryport to take part in the Malcolm McDougal memorial 10 mile race. 

The turnout was high as it was the first designated race for the 2020 DRC Grand Prix series but it was also a chance for runners to test their early season form on a very tough hilly course. As well as this, the organising club, Cumberland AC, have been very good supporters of the Dumfries half marathon and it was a chance to cement the good relations between both clubs.

On a cold and windy day times were down across the field of 177 and a headwind over the final three miles added extra difficulty. The best club performance came from Stuart Gillespie who had an excellent run in 68.27 in 12th place overall to take an early lead in the grand prix series. Michael McKean also ran well in 70.01 in 15th place and was a minute in front of Kevin McCaig who was the first over 55 male in the field. Sandy Shankland in 73.36 was the first over 60 vet and he claims he would have run faster had his hat not blown off in the middle of the course and he had to slow down to retrieve it!

Making a welcome return to racing after a long break was Sian Finlay in an encouraging 74.49 as first woman and first supervet  in 34th place just over a minute and four places ahead of Fiona Robertson who was first senior woman. Mark Hall, running on home territory had a good run in 76.17 which should set him up well for the London marathon in April. David Burns had a good run in 78.01, nearly a minute ahead of Gemma Leadbetter who was second vet 35 in the race.

Robert Gordon underlined his recent improvements in 83.17 and Maureen Dickson and James Brash finished only two seconds apart with Maureen just in front in 87.36. Laura Broatch ran well in 89.02 and finished six minutes in front of friend and training partner Andy Dickson. Fiona Jardine had a steady run in 99.27 and making a welcome return to racing for the first time in over 12 months Bob Quin took things cautiously in 103.08 and June also had a good run in 108mins.

Steve Mohan

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