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

Devil Takes the Hindmost 2017

Devil Takes the Hindmost 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

Moffat 15k 2016

Moffat 15k 2016

Screel Hill Race 2017

Screel Hill Race 2017

Santa Run 2017

Santa Run 2017



Clyde Stride Ultra Race

07/08/2011

Saturday July 15th was the second running of the Clyde Stride, the 7th race out of 9 in the Scottish Ultra marathon series for 2011. In the field of 120 were Frank Skachill, Les Hill and Susan Gallagher each of whom were up for the challenge of the 40 mile river bank run from Partick to New Lanark.

The organisers had learned their lesson from the debut race last year when several front runners went off course and the route was well marked with tape, yellow arrows and clear directions. As long as the runners realised that the river got narrower the further they got into the race they knew they were on the right lines.

Les started steadily and reached the first checkpoint at Cambuslang in 75mins, pushed on past the David Livingstone memorial at Blantyre and reached Strathclyde Park in 2 hours 44. He kept up the pace through the Clyde valley towards checkpoint three and powered to the finishing line in an excellent 6 hours 7 mins. Frank and Susan started together, supported by Stephen Mohan and Marian McPhail who popped up at several points offering food, drink and moral support. They got to Cambuslang 15 minutes behind Les and kept up a good pace to checkpoint two. However Susan found the next section difficult as leg pains had been hampering her and she wisely decided to drop out, conserve energy for future races and allow Frank to continue making steady progress towards the finishing line. Frank kept up his good standard of running through to checkpoint 3 ,along with Marian, and used his now formidable ultra running experience to complete his race in ten seconds over the 8 hour mark. Even the extremely difficult final mile where runners climbed away from their target before a waterfront finish on the Clyde at New Lanark was no problem for Frank who has now completed 7 ultra races out of 7 and is well on his target to complete the SUMS clean sweep.

Back

News Archive