Sunday, 31 January 2010

Moorfoots at Berwick XC

Pic1 - MikeP escapes the advancing tide.. Pic2 - MikeM and Tom battle for home..
Pic3 - strung out already in the first mile...
Seven Moorfoots made the long trip to Berwick for round 4 of the 2009/2010 BXC Series. The trip through the Borders was slightly more eventful than normal, with icy roads, police 'winter safety checks' and a road closure/diversion for a tree felling - so the arrival at Spittal Beach was slightly later than planned.

The sun was out, the surf was up, the tide was in (wet feet !) and a cold (freezing !) northerly wind meant the return leg up the beach was going to be into the headwind.

First home was Mike McG (28:25 6th 2nd MV40) who had a tough battle with Tom (28:54 9th 3rd MV40) most the way round, positions changing regularly over the course before Mike pulled clear right at the end. Russell (31:14 26th 2nd MV50) ran another strong race for third Moorfoot counter, and Kenny (32:36 37th) struggled home a minute or so further back.

Wattie (34:41 56th) and Mike Pearson (57:44 1st MV65 - well done !!!) made their first competative Moorfoot appearances of the year, and the ladies were represented by Alison (38:18 3rd FV40) .

Full results here..
More pictures from Ian Nimmo (thanks again Ian) here...

With four of the six races in the series, the Moorfoot Team is lying in 2nd behind Costorphine, and with Carnethy snapping at our heels in 3rd.

Next race is at Gala (7-Feb) before the series finale at Peebles on 28-Feb (good turn out Moorfoots required to assist with marshalling and other race day duties - please put the date in your diary - more details to follow...)

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