Monday, 29 March 2010
This is the first race of the 2010 Moorfoot Championship Series being organised by Colin, so let's see a large turn out of the 'red and blue' - there were lots of Moorfoot 'PBs' on this course last year, so a good opportunity put in a fast one (conditions permitting !!)
In a field of over 750 finishers (it was a Scottish Road Race Championship Race), Tom recorded a time of 36:53 (58th) for a top ten finish in theMV40 category; Jane recorded a time of 50:24 (355th) to finsih in the top half of the field - well done !
Thursday, 25 March 2010
...run the John Buchan Way from Broughton to Peebles.
Plan would be to meet at the Gytes in Peebles, for 9:30am (note, earlier start than usual !), share the minimum number of cars we can to drive up to Broughton - then run back, in one two or however many 'packs' - stopping off at 'chez Davidson' (52 Edderston Road, Peebles) for a cup of tea and a cake on the way back to the Gytes.
Assuming we get running for shortly after 10:00, we should be back in Peebles by 12:30, even at a sociable pace. (13 miles, 10 min-mile pace, ~2hrs +)
For those who have left their cars at Broughton from the start, we'll arrange a driver to transport you back for collection of your vehicals.
Drop me (Kenny) a note if you are interested, so we can get an idea of numbers.
Sound too long ? We can arrange a 'Half Buchan' (Stobo to Peebles) alternative if there is interest, perhaps starting slightly later such that the Full Buchan runners can merge with you on the way back...
Sunday, 21 March 2010
In perfect conditions (course record broken !), Johnny recorded 1:28:39 (and probably ran on a bit further to 'get the miles in...') - well done...
Hope all the deer stalkers had a good run.Eddie and I ran the Chapelgill Race this afternoon. No other Moorfoots as far as I know, but Ian and Ann Nimmo were marshalling (wise move - the only Moorfoots to win beer). The sun shone despite the forecast earlier in the week for heavy rain. I really like this race - open field parking, start, finish, no facilities, 2 quid entry, enter on day, prize giving 20 min. after the last finish. And that's the inflated version put on for the SHR championship. Simple - that's the key.
I did my usual - reasonable ascent but overtaken by loads of folk on the way down.
I think Eddie [Balfour] had a good run (certainly did it in a good time) but you'd have to ask him.
Results not out yet.
Check on here: http://www.shr.uk.com/Home.aspx
Moorfoots running included (forgive me if I have missed anyone - it's a big finishing list !)
Julia Conner (10K) 1:45:20
Alison Caw (10K) 2:13:44
Mike McGovern (10K) Disqualified (ran off course ?!?)
Jane Hobbs (5K) 1:16:47
Well done too, to Darin Dougal, running under 'The Leithenburnfoot Runner' who won the 10K race, it what looks like an exciting sprint finish....
Anyone who took part that would like to add 'their story' to the blogger, drop me an email...
Provisional results here (5K) and here (10K)
Friday, 19 March 2010
- Fastest man
- Fastest woman
- Fastest overall taking into account age and sex
A score would be awarded for each race based on each persons time compared to the race winners (as a percentage of the winners time).
By looking at the 10k National male and female records for different age group I will work out an overall leader.
I'm looking for ideas for races but I thought the series could consist of 6 races and you would need to do at least 4 to get a placing?
The races I was thinking of are:
Gala 10k, 11th April
Peebles 3 Bridges (3 Miles) early May
Lee Pen (4km, 300m ascent)17 July
Manor Hill Race (15km, 670m ascent) 9 October
Jedburgh Half Marathon 24 October
Any thoughts on the races? let me know - we need to add at least one more
My knee should be healed by the 3 Bridges, so I should back runnig for then (but not very fast I expect!) Cheers, Colin
Monday, 15 March 2010
At last, some decent weather at Glentress for this years duathlon series. November was wet and cold, January was postponed, February was snowed off....March brought some almost Spring-like weather for the rescheduled short course race, although the course was modified to stay off the snow and ice still lying on the higher ground.
Some more great results from the ladies, with Julia getting a third place in Sunday's Ladies race (1:03:29 29th overall, outsprinted for 2nd place) and third overall in the series.
Alison (1:08:41 47th overall) secured the Ladies V40 series prize with another solid result built around a strong cycle leg.
Kenny put in a guest appearance at the short course race, achieving a creditable 15th place overall (1:00:03) - a good run, hanging on a bit in the cycle !! - in a slightly weakened men's field following the rescheduled date.
Great organisation, course layout, atmosphere, facilities and prizes from the PCC organisers again - well done to Pete Baxter and the team !
Full Short Course results here...
Some pictures here..
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Just to let you know I took part in the Meadows Half Marathon on Sunday 7th March. Over 800 runners took part, although when I checked my official time on the web site only about 400 runners had a finishing time. The course was 8 laps of the Meadows with a short climb up to Lauriston Place and back down again each time. I finished in 104th place in a time of 1:40:41 -- 2 minutes quicker than my PB in the Glasgow Half last October. Hope to make it to the training before the lambing starts.
Bye for now --- Wattie.
Well done on the PB !!
Monday, 8 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
A quick summary of upcoming races where there is some planned Moorfoot participation:
Sun 14-March Glentress Duathlon (Short Course) 12:00 (entries closed)
Sat 20-March The Mighty Deerstalker (5K and 10K "trail" races) - entries here...
Sat 20-March Chapelgill Hill Race - details here... good cost per ascent !
Sun 28-March Grangemouth 10K - details here... entries close 21-March !!
Sat 3-April Dunbar 10K - details here... new route; entries close 26-March !!
Sun 11-April Gala 10K - details here... fast course, entry on day...
Any others planned ? Drop me a note or leave a comment on the Blogger....