Pic - Wattie (second from left) dressed sensibly for a days hill running in the clouds
A record 295 starters lined up for the annual Tinto Hill Race, on a cool but sunny November afternoon. The recent rain had made the lower slopes a bit muddy and slippery and there was a bit of cloud on the top, but otherwise good conditions for hill runinng.
First Moorfoot home was Mike McGovern in 23rd place (36:32), running well again after some recent chest problems.
Next home, and claiming a number of significant Moorfoot 'scalps', was Scout in a fantastic 40:45, which was good enough for 69th position and second female.
Johnny was close behind in 41:07 (74th) continuing his good performances and Kenny was a minute or so further back in 42:03 (more than 1 minute faster than last year !!).
Alex Campbell bagged a fine 45:04 and well within the top half of the field in 137th place and Wattie brought the Team Moorfoot home in a sub-50 (49:26).
Some strong performances in a strong field and now looking good for the forthcoming Border XC series which starts next week at Norham.
Provisional results here...