Monday, 16 November 2009

Moorfoots at Norham BXC Round1

Pic - what mud..?
After the wet and stormy weather on Saturday, it was with some trepidation that we headed to Norham for the kickoff of the Borders XC series, the Norham course being infamous for its 'burn crossings' and 'ploughed fields'.

However, the weather was almost perfect - calm, sunny, actually quite warm - and the underfoot conditions were slippery and challenging in places but not quite the nightmare scenario that Saturdays weather had conjured up.

The good weather brought out the crowds (166 finshers in the senior race, 68 in the juniors) and the Moorfoots were again well represented, but with a few 'regulars' missing through illness and other commitments.

James (24:24 5th), Wull (26:12 17th) and Darin 'the comeback kid' Dougal (26:27 20th) led the Moorfoot team home - not sure the team ranking here yet but strong competition from Corstorphine and Dunbar and Carnethy this year....

The provisional recorded results are a bit 'wonky still' after this, but 'unofficially as yet', next home was Kenny (27:56 xxth ?) ahead of Scout (28:09 46th, first Female Junior and 2nd Female) and then Aegir (28:47 51st)....

Close behind was Carol Moss (28:54 55th) whose strong running was good for 1st in the F45 Category - well done !!

Clive Adkins came back under the 30mins barrier (29:51 64th) followed by Alex (30:28 69th) , whose long trip back from her studies in Stirling was rewarded with a 3rd place in the Female Junior cateory.

Wattie stormed home in 30:56 82nd and Julia stuck to her task in perhaps not her favourite conditions or running terrain, recording a 32:03 (93rd) which was also good for a 3rd place in the F35 Category.

Provisional results here... although they are still a bit wonky.

A few of our runners had not put their club (Moorfoot Runners !!!) on the entry forms so initially they did not get flagged as Moorfoots in the results - I have fed back and had this corrected. Note that this can mess up the Club team and individual category placings you may be eligible for, so make sure you take care in future form filling...
And now with some great pictures courtesy of Ian Nimmo.....

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