2010/2011 BXC series is up and running...!
It looked like the winter curse was going to hit Paxton too, after 10cm of snow in Peebles overnight on Saturday. But Paxton, only a few miles inland from Berwick, seemed to miss the snow dump....the race went ahead as scheduled, but with snow and ice from earlier in the winter still a key feature of the course conditions.
The two lap 4 mile course was relatively flat, a couple of short sharp banks to negotiate, but the picking your route through the hard packed snow and icy sections was key to maintain momentum - places easy given away for getting it wrong.
Five Moorfoot seniors made it to the start line - Mike Reid again pushing for top spot, but beaten into second (26:33) this time by Costorphine's Keith Hood, less than ten seconds ahead.
Kenny ran a fast first lap before fading a bit but hung on for a creditable 18th place (29:38); Russell picked up another V50 placing (2nd) in 30:04, with Ian Munro not far behind in 30:54.
Clive Adkin brought home the team in 31:30.
Well done to Run Duns for getting the series up and running and hosting the races in tricky course conditionjs.
Full results here...
Nine Moorfoot juniors took part in the 1.5 mile junior race - great performances by all; special mention for Jacob and Sophie, 'fresh' from district honours at the Edinburgh XC races on Saturday, who were well clear of the opposition in the junior male and female races for a Moorfoot 'double first'.
Junior results here...