On­thestreets ofLon­don

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - READER TRAVEL -

Carolyn Davies in Trafal­gar Square Carolyn Davies of Dum­fries Har­ri­ers was once again in ac­tion last week­end as she suc­cess­fully com­pleted her third race (in ad­di­tion to park runs) this sea­son.

The Can­cer Re­search Lon­don Win­ter Run 10k took place on closed roads through cen­tral Lon­don.

It started in Trafal­gar Square and took in many of Lon­don’s iconic sights in­clud­ing Strand, Royal Courts of Jus­tice and St Paul’s Cathe­dral be­fore fin­ish­ing close to Down­ing Street. It was a flat route but the re­peated twists and loop-backs of the course made it chal­leng­ing.

Carolyn joined the 20,000 strong field on a cold but sunny morn­ing and was us­ing this event as an op­por­tu­nity to meet up with her on­line run­ning friends which they do on an an­nual ba­sis.

This was Carolyn’s third time run­ning the race so she was no stranger to the course. The vol­ume of com­peti­tors made nav­i­gat­ing the start line quite dif­fi­cult and Carolyn nar­rowly missed out on a PB when she crossed the fin­ish line in 56 min­utes 46 sec­onds. Nev­er­the­less she en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence and now looks for­ward to her next race, Glen­tress Half Marathon later this month.

Eight young swim­mers from DASC took part in the Stir­ling Win­ter Graded Meet on Jan­uary 20/21 and came home with per­sonal best times and a haul of medals. Daniel Wil­son (14) got a gold, sil­ver and two bronze, Luke Scott (10) got two gold, two sil­ver and two bronze, Alex Scott (11) got two gold and a sil­ver, Casey Maxwell (13) got a sil­ver and a bronze, Leah Fraser (12) got a sil­ver and Lexi An­der­son (11) got two gold and a sil­ver.

Great re­sults

Cap­i­tal out­ing

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