Harriers hit hot form

Kerry Maxwell, Brian Harrison, Martine Moore, David Beattie, Jim Howarth, Sarah Howarth, Ailsa Taggart and Frances Butler
Kerry Maxwell, Brian Harrison, Martine Moore, David Beattie, Jim Howarth, Sarah Howarth, Ailsa Taggart and Frances Butler

Members of the Galloway Harriers have been busy again recently taking part in the Dalbeattie half-marathon.

Eight Harriers took part in this run with great success on a course which can certainly be described as hilly and on a day which can certainly be described as hot.

The half-marathon is part of Dalbeattie Civic Week and also includes a 10k and half-marathon walk.

The race started at noon with a wonderful atmosphere being provided by local people cheering on all the runners as they headed out through the town to the course through the country to Hardgate to tackle the hills with a final ascent into the Haugh of Urr, finishing in the school grounds.

It was a tough run in hard conditions and the Harriers turned in some impressive performances.

Jim Howarth came in at 1.24.01 and was third male veteran. Kerry Maxwell came in at 1.44.45 and was third female veteran. Brian Harrison came in at 1.45.18, which was a PB, and he was followed closely by David Beattie in 1.45.50. Hot on David’s heels was Frances Butler in 1.47.45. Martine Moore crossed the line in 2.01.16, with Ailsa Taggart following in 2.12.06 and Sarah Howarth finishing in 2.23.48.