|Mike Pearson in action at Paxton|
The weather was again mild and the rain stayed away - the course, modified from last year, took in a couple of fields and a lovely riverside path and woodland section; largely fast and flat but with a couple of short-sharp bankings to ascend and enough mud (and cow slurry) to keep the 'hard core XC'ers satisfied.
Mike Reid got back to winning ways with another fine win (20:02), which makes for an interesting finish to the series at Berwick and Norham.
Colin Williams' 22:06 (13th) was another fine performance in what has been a good series for him so far.
Kenny (23:56 45th ('off the pace today !!), Russell (24:17 49th '(ran Callander Crags race on Saturday') and Ian Munro (24:36 56th) were bunched together mid pack, with Brian Hood further back breaking the 30min barrier (29:28 122nd)
Alan Strain made a return in Moorfoot colours (33:23 139th) ahead of Debbie (34:10 142nd).
Mike Pearson (37:23 154th) took back the bragging rights from Ian Nimmo (37:56 157th) in their latest BXC 'dog-fight'.
With 160 seniors and 100+ juniors participating, the series proves as popular as ever.
Next BXC series event is at Berwick (Spittal Beach) on Sunday 29-Jan, before the series finale hosted by Norham (and possibly to be held at Floors Castle grounds in Kelso !!!)
Full results here...