The Dunbar 10km has always been one of ERN’s favourite races. This is a well established race although the traditional route was changed last year and is a wee bit humplier that previous but the usual warm welcome, organisation and post-race spread made sure that everyone had an excellent day out. Thanks to all at Dunbar Running Club for a great event; well done to all those that took part and congratulation to those that got a PB.
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Elly said: “As Heike and I travelled down to Dunbar, the clouds were looking ominous. Arriving in Dunbar the parking was a bit hectic due to rugby being on at Hallhill and registration was in a smaller room than normal which made it more congested. Whilst picking up our numbers there was a quick rain shower and then the skies brightened up. The route was changed last year and is a lot hillier than it used to be, although it is now on roads behind Dunbar and you run parallel with the A1 for a while. With the wind it made it feel even more exposed. Heike and I ran for the first two miles together. She was in my sights but I could not catch her up. Apart from the wind the race was good and well organised with goody bag containing water & can of beer! Neil was seen at the start and Andrew (who was running for Portobello) were both running. Heike got a PB and looking at my times, I think I also got a PB.”
Andrew said: “Dunbar is a testing course but the promise of a beer in your goodie bag at the end is worth the effort. However, this year the course was made that little bit more testing by a strong wind which saw fit to blow on all the uphill sections. Having made the mistake of going off too fast last year and paying for it in the mid-section, went in with a better race strategy…. don’t go off too fast at the start! This combined with a bit of drafting behind some “big people” (which for me is quite hard), meant I finished this year’s event, although slower, a lot happier than last year.”
Photos: (Courtesy of Sandy Wallace/Dunbar Running Club)