Three Moorfoots raced at the inaugural Melrose Christmas Pudding Race today. The 8.1 mile course essentially is a loop of the Eildon hills on the roads but included a two sizeable sections on very muddy farm tracks so by the end the runners looked like they had done a cross country race with all the mud splatters. The route was very hilly with the steepest point coming at 2.5miles but with some very serious undulations throughout.
It was a pretty low key event with 50 runners and no medals but a Christmas pud for those who completed the race.
The race was won by Johnny Lawson of Portobello in 49.11. Mike McGovern led the Moorfoots home with 3rd place in 52.33, and Colin Williams in 5th in 53.08, with Alan MacDonald in 30th in his first race for a year.
Results are here: http://melroseroadraces.com/christmas-pudding-race-provisional-results/