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Lead organiser :

Alan Lawson

07708 011 649


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The Barry Buddon half-marathon

This race offers an excellent chance of a good time, being a flat, traffic-free course, on good-quality tarmac.

[Course Information]

Excellent facilities, with male and female changing-rooms and showers, plenty drinks, and good food after the event.

Lots of prizes,
and spot-prizes.

A ScottishAthletics
permit event.

The organising team are a group of experienced runners, many of whom have been involved with the organisation of other races.

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2016 event

Date:  Sunday 28th August.    Start 12 noon.

 Entries now closed. No late entries; no on-the-day entries.

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This year's event will incorporate the East District half-marathon championships, with medals for SA members from East clubs/area as follows:  the first 3 in the Race, the first 3 women, the first 3 male vets, and first 3 female vets (vets for this = over 40).

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Race-numbers will be issued on the day at race HQ, from 10.15am.

Team event:  3 or 4 named runners per team, best 3 places to count. Entry-forms at Registration on the day. (No additional fee)

Race HQ is at the main camp buildings in the centre of the Barry Buddon military training area; its post-code is DD7 7RY.

Travel / parking:  If travelling by car, please try to arrive at Race HQ by 11.15. The large car-park is just 300 yards from Race HQ; the short walk is also the final part of the course.
   Large vehicles/buses will need to come in via the eastern (Barry) entrance, to avoid the low rail-bridge at Monifieth (height 10'6").

Cyclists:  There are cycle-racks outside the changing-rooms.

Water-stations:  There will be three... at 3.6 miles, 7 miles (also accessible at 8 miles), and 10.9 miles.

Merchandise:  Barry Buddon T-shirts and Sports towels will be on sale in the gazebo (see Merchandise page).

Spectators:  Good spectating point near Race HQ, at 2 miles;  otherwise good course for spectating by bicycle.

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Maps / Directions to the event below...
           (and layout of Race HQ at foot of page)

Approaching from the west (Dundee / Broughty Ferry), follow the A930 into Monifieth. On reaching the town centre, look for Tesco's on your right, and turn right down the next street, Reform Street. At the foot of Reform Street turn left, then immediately right, under the railway-bridge, then immediately left again. After 300 yards you will enter the military area; follow the signs for Race HQ, which is about a mile eastward.


Approaching from the east (Arbroath), drive west on the Arbroath to Dundee dual carriageway until junction Upper Victoria, where come off to the left and drive a mile south into Carnoustie. At the roundabout turn right, go straight on at the next roundabout, and after another couple of hundred yards you'll see signs for a left turn to Barry Buddon (and Barry station). Drive down this road and across the railway line to enter the military area. Then follow the signs for Race HQ, which is about 1.5 miles to the west.



Layout of Camp Compound / Race HQ


2015 Event  :   report

The winner of the race was Bryan Mackie of Edinburgh AC in 1:13:36.
2nd was Leon Johnson (Edinburgh AC) in 1:13:45
and 3rd was Bruce Carmichael (Bellahouston RR) 1:14:32.

The female winner was Sheena Logan (Fife AC) in 1:26:39.
2nd was Madelaine Bell (Edinburgh AC), 1:27:08
and 3rd was Jo Williams (Lothan RC), 1:27:37

The M50 trophy was won by Martin Ferguson (Edinburgh AC), 1:24:13, with the M60 prize being taken by Billy McNeil (Carnegie) , 1:29:10, and the M70 prize by George Black (Fife AC), 1:54:42.

The F45 trophy was retained by Shona Donnelly (Bellahouston RR), 1:42:23, with the F55 prize being taken by Morag Taggart (Dundee RR),1:51:38, and the F65 prize by Cecilia McIntosh (Tayside Running Sisters).

Team prizes : men's : Edinburgh AC, Dundee Hawsk 2nd, Edin AC 'B' 3rd. Women's team winners were McEwan's Export (Edin. AC)..


East Champs : Gold/Silver/Bronze:
Men: Bryan Mackie / Leon Johnson / Johnny McBain
Women: Sheena Logan / Madelaine Bell / Jo Williams
M40 vets: Colin Williams / Mike Anderson / Stuart Mutch
F40 vets: Melanie Henderson / Elaine Davies / Morag Taggart

    * FULL RESULTS can be seen on the 'Results' page.

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Main photos below...


Bryan Mackie, race winner, with lighthouse trophy and East Champs gold medal.



Leon Johnson, race runner-up, with East champs silver medal.



Bruce Carmichael, 3rd in the Race.



Johnny McBain, East champs bronze medallist.



Martin Ferguson winner of the M50 trophy.



Brian Lees, 2nd M50.



Billy McNeil, M60 winner.



George Black, M70 winner.



Sheena Logan with Women's trophy.



Madeleine Bell, women's runner-up.



Jo Williams, 3rd woman.



Tanya Shields, 4th woman.



Melanie Henderson, 5th woman and
East champs Female vet gold medallist.



Shona Donnelly retained the F45 trophy.



Morag Taggart, F55 winner, with Cecelia McIntosh, F65 winner.



Fiona Edwards, Female Vet prize-winner.


Jane Wright, with Female vet prizes.



The 4 trophies.



Musicians entertaining the runners before the start.









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