Sunday, 22 January 2012

Devil's Burdens 2012

Three Moorfoot teams were entered in  this years Devil's Burdens Hill Relay Race, hosted by Fife AC in the Lomand Hills near Falkland. This year's Moorfoot master strategy was a mix of Male, Female and Male Vets teams, so plenty of inter-Moorfoot rivalry interest as well as taking on the other 160+ teams from all over the country.

Colin storming down the final descent of Leg1
Male Team (aka 'Moorfoots - Pride of the Borders')
A storming first leg (40:42) by in-form Colin and guest runner Paul before the hand over to second leg runner Eddie who put in a solid 32:55 (although it was commented that Deeside runner Robbie Simpson jogging past on his Leg2 days best 23:45 .."made me feel like I was running backwards...")
James and Mike Reid broke the hour over leg 3, before Moorfoot stalwart Wull anchored the team home on Leg4.

15th place, total time 2:43:11
Fi 'work those arms girl !' on Leg4

Female Team (aka Moorfoot Ladies)
Julia and Rachael made light work of the first leg (51:21) handing over to the in form Sarah who blasted out a second leg 29:58 (taking back about six minutes gained on leg 1 from the Moorfoot Male Vets !!). Ruth and Scout tackled the long and challenging 3rd leg (joined by Sarah who kept on running after leg 2!!) and ground out a very strong sub 70min (?) run, only 5 mins or so behind Darin and Mike. Fi Williams completed the final leg in ~36mins.

43rd place, total time 3:06:12 (5th Female Team)

Tom 'Terminator' Hobbs on Leg4
Vets Team (aka Moorfoot Male Vets)
Russell dragged Kenny over East Lomond in 45:36, before handing over to Johnny 'sick bed' Hall, who despite recent unwellness managed to hold off (just!) the fast finishing Sarah to complete leg2 in 35:40. Darin and MikeMcGovern handled the tough 3rd leg in just over the hour (the time sheets for legs 3 and 4 have been 'mislaid' so no offical splits for these legs yet) before the home run from Tom.

24th place, total time 2:51:54 (5th MV40)

So well done again all participating Moorfoots (and friends) - great that a relatively small club such as ours can turn our three full teams, and be competative in what is one of the largest hill running events in the calendar.

Provisional Results here..

Photos on Fife AC bulletin board here...

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