Gala Harriers have been racing in two beautiful capitals recently – last weekend saw Dawn Grant take 8 minutes off her marathon time in a hot and sunny Paris, really enjoying her personal best run in an impressive 3 hours 42 minutes 30 seconds. 

And in Edinburgh this weekend, the sun failed to shine but Darrell Hastie put in a sparkling performance to come in 8th position in the massive field of runners in the Morrisons Great Edinburgh Run over 10 miles.  His time of 55 minutes 22 seconds was mightily impressive, while Anne Purves enjoyed the cool conditions to take 4 minutes off last year’s time, completing the route which winds through the heart of the capital in 1 hour and 53 minutes.