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Haddington Half Marathon 2012

2012
Aug
Place (230) Category Time
Neil Page 26 MV40 01:27:45
Chris March 74 FV45 01:42:08
Trudi Sharp 86 FV45 01:44:50
Russell Beswick 93 MSen 01:45:39
Robin Jones 113 MSen 01:49:55
Bex Carter 118 FSen 01:50:32
David Dye 139 MV40 01:54:31
Anne Diack 185 FV45 02:04:04
Jennifer Macdonald 193 FSen 02:06:59
Maureen Black 208 FV45 02:13:50
Murdo Macleod 209 MV50 02:13:51
Heike Ulferts 216 FV35 02:17:26
Elly Mackenzie 217 FV35 02:18:10
Gillian White 221 FV35 02:26:00
Emily Alston 222 FV35 02:26:00
Emma Silvey 226 FSen 02:32:31
Raring to go!
Raring to go!

Chris said : ‘Somebody’ told me that this was a ‘humply’ race (I think you all know who I mean!), that same ‘somebody’ also promised I would see Highland cows! I did … at mile bleedin’ 12! I ran 12 miles to see cows in the far, far distance shading under trees …. Humpf! But don’t let onto that certain ’somebody’ … I was actually really glad he’d encouraged me – this is a fab race. Smallish/local (about 230), very well organised, incredibly friendly, lots of food at the end and one thing is for certain, the ups and downs certainly make for variety – it’s why we do Thursday training folks! Actually – truth be known – ‘he’ wasn’t the only one I was cursin’ over the hills Mr Page!

Oh – those who know me will know I can’t not do a race report without reporting on the wind … hmmm … there was a bit more of it than I’d expected – and why is it that it’s always a head wind (ahh yes… the adolescents out there thought I was on about something else!)? However, the ‘glass is half full’ in me would say that if it wasn’t for the wind it would have been way, way too hot – big thanks to the Haddington folks who had organised the water stations so that just as you were getting thirsty along came another one (or was that a mirage!). Big thanks must also go to the ERNs who weren’t running but came out to support – that’s really appreciated and it was lovely to see you! Apart from the bloke taking photos (ahem … we’ll have words about that airbrush!). Next time you are out with Sooz ask her about the man she was sent to ‘rescue’ along the road … or was that a mirage too?!?

Well done to everyone who ran the race (and to those who were sporting pbs!), it was hot and hearty and really great fun – and I know you will ALL be back next year!

Gillian said : Despite not enjoying this race last year, I thought I’d run it again this year – it is a lovely scenic country route, hilly in parts but nothing drastic. It is a later start than I’m used to though – 2pm – and I think therein lies my downfall, as my race this year was a carbon copy of last years with hot race conditions and a persistent stitch from early on. Not a great race for me, a personal worst in fact, and I didn’t even see the lovely fields of sunflowers that I saw last year – maybe I was hallucinating last year… I don’t want to put anyone off this race though, as it is lovely, well organised and scenic, I just think I’ve been unlucky twice!

Photographs below courtesy of Lesley Marshall

Neil
Neil
Russell (153)
Russell (153)
Chris (158)
Chris (158)
Maureen and Murdo
Maureen and Murdo
Neil
Neil
Chris
Chris
Russell
Russell
Trudi
Trudi

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