Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mighty Deerstalker report

Another good showing from Moorfoot members at this years Mighty Deerstalker at Traquair. 1,602 people completed the 9 mile course, with 2000ft of ascent, and obstacles.

The race was dominated by Scottish Hill Running Champion Murray Strain of HBT. Darin continued his excellent set of results to make it onto the podium again with a strong 3rd place (only 11 seconds down on 2nd in 1:20.38). Colin broke into the top 10 for the first time, to finish 7th in 1:26.34, after having come 11th last year and in 2009 (which I was well chuffed with). Mike McGovern was strong on the first hill but dropped some placings to finish 22nd in 1:32.21.

Ruth McKean had a very strong run to finish 4th woman in 1:37.33 although she was just behind me on the first hill and I heard a rumour she made a wrong turn and lost some time, as if very easy to do in some of the forestry sections in the dark (as Mike will vouch for!).

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