Sunday, 28 October 2012

Jedburgh Festival of Running 2012

Colin at ~1K (photo Bob Marshall)
Tenth anniversary event this year and a record turn out for 10K and Half Marathon, plus a new Ultra Distance event - Moorfoot participation in all three !

OK, the short one, but a lumpy course and the inevitable westerly wind after the half way turn makes for a tough race.

Mike McGovern (39:11) was first Moorfoot home, on his comeback race after a period of injury. Hot on his heels was Kenny (39:21) - pleased with that; well paced and gained a good number of places on the second 5K.

Well done also to Peebles' Corrine McGovern (53:56), Graham Foreman (53:26) and Peebles High School teacher Caroline Wallace (42:19) who took 3rd place in the Ladies race.

Half Marathon
The 'original' Jedburgh Running Festival race - same course as 10K at the start before extending out to Eckford for the turn and the torturous return into the wind.

Darin was first Moorfoot home (1:19:30) and this impressive time was good enough for 2nd Vet40.
Colins was next (1:25:31) in what looked like a good tussle with Innerleithen's Craig Rendle (1:25:14). Andy Cox's hot early pace looked like it 'cooled' too soon, but 1:28:52 was still a very good time. Paul Nichol (1:39:23) showed that his recent Marathon has not slowed him down, and it was good to see Watt Barrie (1:44:12) back in action again...

A mention too for a few of my neighbours - a good turn out from Edderston Road and the nearby streets...

Neil Turner 1:50:53, Sheena Turner 1:54:53, Martin Holt 1:37:20, Iona Minto 2:04:34

The big one - 38 miles, including the Three Peaks of the Eildons (yes, you run almost to Melrose and up the hill before heading back to Jedburgh....) ...yikes !!

Results still coming in - winning time was 5:34....Innerleithen's Izzy Knox was first lady in 6:46
Possible Moorfoot time to capture in  here.....

*Update* - James Britton 7th place in 6:26

All results available here....

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