Sunday, 26 April 2009

Moorfoots Glentress Trail Race - Report

Not to be outdone by some other race taking place in London today, The Moorfoots held its second club trail race at Glentress today. The race actually started and finished in Soonhope Valley on the edge of Peebles, but the route took in sections of Glentress, so was named as the 'Glentress' leg of the series.

James and Rachael planned and marked out another excellent course, and even managed to arrange some sunshine, a tail wind for the ascent, and a light cooling head wind 'breeze' for the long descent from Dunslair Heights.

Twenty two runners lined up at the start, with Chris "Mrs" McLeod leading the way, and James chasing the field home.

Warm dry conditions made for good conditions underfoot and some fast times, but it was Chris and Jock, the first two runners off, who held onto the lead and finished first and second, separated by only six seconds.

Mike McGovern stormed through the field, overtaking seventeen runners for his third place, but was still two minutes down on the first two home.

Well done to everyone who took part, and special mention again the Hilary and Rian for the time keeping, and Kirsty for the "oatie flapjacks"again....

Further trail race planned, possibly in June....flatter course mentioned....keep tuned to the blogger.....

Times and stuff at this link here...

1 comment:

mickwarrington said...

Not a course for the faint hearted, think I'll come back as a mountain goat, might do better then! Thanks James for a challanging morning!