The first of the Moorfoot Runners' trail race series got off to a very successful start with 22 runners taking on the challenging course around Cardrona Forest course.
Organisers James and Rachael had been out the day before marking the 6.5 mile course with flour, which despite the gale force winds during Saturday had remained in place for the much more benign conditions the runners experienced on the Sunday race day.
Runners were assigned handicapped start times based on approximate 10K road race times - the fastest runner (James) starting 26 mins behind the first runners off.
Racing proved to be quite close with the first three runners home being separated by only 30 seconds, and the top ten spread across a relatively narrow 2:30 minutes.
1st Place - Russell
2nd Place - Alison
3rd Place - Colin
Full race time and results - click here
All in all, a very successful event, well supported by the club....a big thanks to James for organising.
Thanks also to Hilary for doing the time keeping, Kirsty for the 'flap-jacks', George for the photos (click here to see the full set on Flikr) and to our guest runners for taking part.
Here's looking forward to the Glentress leg - date to be confirmed and details will be posted on the Blogger.