Some of the senior endurance athletes managed to fit in a bit of late season sunshine with a trip to take part in the Valencia Marathon and 10k races this weekend. Weather was perfect over the weekend with temperatures at a pleasant 23 degrees in the run up to the race. With an early start of 8:30 it was cool to begin with but temperatures rose slightly to provide ideal conditions for runners and support crew alike.
The race itself was fantastically well organised on a flat and fast course which snaked it’s way round the beautiful city of Valencia. Crowds lined the streets in the later stages narrowing as the finish line came into sight to cheer the runners into the spectacular finish at the City’s famous Museum of Arts.
First home for the Hawks was Lee Strachan in a new PB of 2:41:01 closely chased home by Billy Gibson in 2:41:24. There were other great runs by Gareth Irons (2:53:11), Kenny Liddell (2:56:59) and ray Tully (3:28:09).
Special mention to Bruce Scott who made a guest appearance for the weekend and signalled his return to competitive action with a 10k run of 35:20. Obviously inspired by his room mate the previous evening and new world record holder Joshua Cheptegai!!
As club has returned to the Ronnie McIntosh Stadium in Caird Park for training our displacement page has been removed and updated with information regarding new facility along with a training grid of training available for members. Page can be found here: http://www.dundeehawks.co.uk/trainingatrpc/
It was wonderful to see a record field of 61 competitors turn out for Saturday’s Glas Tulaichean Uphill Race despite the rather dreich conditions on the hill. The race, which climbs 670m in a little over 7km to finish at the summit of the ‘Munro’ Glas Tulaichean, was won by last year’s Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medal winner Robbie Simpson in a rapid time of 34:15. The first female home was Virginie Barrand of Metro Aberdeen in 46:17. Well done both! Congratulations also to Billy Gibson & Catherine Matthews who each took 1st V40 place for a Hawks veteran double. Several other Hawks competed, with Ciaron Collins (bagging his first ever Munro in style), Munro Stewart, Romain Borgeal, Philip Levack, Phil Forte, Dominika Kwasna & Alan Kennedy all putting in great performances. Full results via the link below.
There was lots of positive feedback from all participants, so huge thanks to everyone who helped out on the day, including Dave & Lyn Hanlon, Beth & Angie Collins, Alan Vigrow, Catherine & Grace Matthews & Charlie Love. Roll on next year!
The U11 Road Race Championship Race was held on Thursday night in Balgay Park. Great turn out 48 runners-21 girls & 27 boys. Girls winner was Iris Nicoll in a time of 6:28mins and Finn Lawson won boys race in 6:00mins. Well done to them 👏🏻👏🏻🏆 and to all the runners. Full results can be found here. Big thanks to coaches and parents who helped out and made the event possible 😀👍🏻.
U11 Road Race Results 2019
The Glas Tulaichean Uphill Race will take place on Saturday 25th of May with a 2pm start. This is a club organised race and we still require help with this event including registration, timekeeping and assistance with post race catering. Can anyone able to help please get in touch with Steve Matthews on 01382 807181 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The race is a well-established fixture on the Scottish hill running calendar & is a great introduction to hill running involving a straightforward ascent of the ‘Munro’ Glas Tulaichean at Spittal of Glenshee. Expect your 10km time plus 20-30%. Entry is still only £5 on the day from 12 noon. Come along & unleash your inner hill runner!
Full race details at http://www.dundeehawks.co.uk/hill-races/ & on Facebook
Any contributions to the post-race tea will also be gratefully received!
The SVHC Road Relays for Masters runners over the age of 35 will take place on Sunday 27th of January at Strathclyde Country Park. Each leg is approximately 6k round the Loch with male teams of 4 and female teams of 3 required. Anyone interested should contact Billy Gibson at email@example.com before 15th January.
The Devil’s Burden Hill relays will take place on Saturday the 26th of January this year. This race takes place over the Lomond Hills in Fife and is for teams of 6 with two legs run in pairs and two with single runners. Full details following the below link.
Entries require to be submitted by the 22 nd of January so anyone interested should contact Billy Gibson by Friday 18th January at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emails for 2019 membership renewal have been sent. Please can you look out for email.
Any queries / issues please email DHHMembership@hotmail.com.
Membership form and guidance forms have been updated and can be found on membership page on website.
We are working hard to finalise details for this year’s club handicap races. The races will take place on Sunday 16th December, with the first races for U 13s starting at 12 noon. Subject to confirmation from Caird Park golf club that we can use their facilities, the races will take place in Caird Park over a modified route, due to ongoing construction works.
There will be a simplified route with everyone racing one or more laps over the bottom part of the park. It’s relatively flat with one downhill section and a climb up the steps near the burn to the finish.
More details of the timings and the new race route are on the “Events” page of this site
As usual, there will be tasty steak pies for the winner in each age category and refreshments will be available after the race.
As soon as I have confirmation from the golf club, I will post this on the website and the Facebook page.
Looking forward to a good turnout for the races this year
The 2018 club AGM will take place on Thursday 25th of October at 19:30 in the Dundee Ice Arena. As a result of the AGM taking place on this evening junior training will be cancelled.