Dunbar 10K 2016

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The weather was very mild for the 10k this year, as we had been expecting it to be quite cold and windy we were all de-layering before the race. There was the usual stampede at the start and at this point I could see Michael and Rachael heading off in the distance. Once we got a few Km round and began to head up the hill I had Rachael in my sights again and made more effort to catch her. I managed to pass her on the hill and this spurred me on to keep going. Michael was too far off so I gave up any chance of catching him. After the uphill there is a nice long downhill section to make up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed this part of the race. Then the route levels off for a while before going back through the underpass. After this point there is an out and back that I find psychologyically difficult. Although it is nice to see the front runners and at this point I saw Duncan and then Allan seppeding past. Once at the turn around you know there is only a couple of Km to go so I did my best to keep my pace up. I was waiting for Rachael to pass me at this point as she is so good at sprint finishes. At the finish line I was handed a beer and a goody bag. The bag contained an assortment of things including a very useful running pouch and some edibles. We also got a medal. This race is great value and afterwards there was lots of soup and sandwiches and flapjack. Duncan had to rush off to Aberdeen but the rest of us stayed for the prize giving and food. On the way home I was buzzing, saying its not often I finish in front of Rachael. Michael soon brought me back to earth by saying ‘Oh, I don’t think Rachael was feeling very well today’! When the results came out I was delighted to see that I had got a pb for 10K. So in the evening I went off to Jan’s birthday party with a spring in my step and of course had a few drinks to celebrate. 🙂

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Position Time Gender pos’ Cat pos’
27 40:07 Duncan Ball MV50+ 27 2
41 42:46 Allan Dunbar MV40+ 40 13
59 44:53 Michael Greens MS 54 29
67 45:57 Sadie Kemp FV35+ 7 3
72 46:11 Rachael Lees FV35+ 9 5
142 55:53 Julie Young FV35+ 38 18
172 61:34 Lynne Stevely FV45+ 58 11
173 61:35 Alan Black M60+ 115 5

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    1. Sarah Burthe says:

      Fantastic running everyone- looks like you all had a cracking day.. and I like the sound of a race that finishes with a beer and flapjack!

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