|All smiles at the start line - not such a pretty sight at the other end|
Perfect running weather for this years Two Breweries Race with a refreshing breeze on the tops keeping temperatures down.
Moorfoots fielded 5 runners:-
Andy Cox 3:25 (p.b. - special tape on the knees must work)
James Britton 3:27 (p.w - blames biking all summer)
Eddie Balfour 3:45 (better than last year !)
Bruce McGorum 3:50 (impressive time for a first outing)
Alan Elder 5:17 (managed to beat all the cut- offs this year so a great achievement)
Lesley Kirkwood (Peebles Cycling Club) 4:47 - coming out of retirement ??
Cramps seemed to plague many runners as they came off the final descent from Trehenna hill, James was at one point lying flat out on the road about a mile from the finish and my decent from the summit involved hopping from one leg to the other as alternate calves cramped up. Must do some homework on better hydration!
A final word for Colin who couldn't make the race as Fi was not well but was good enough to come to the start line and cheer us off.
post race comment from Alan Elder: Fantastic (if not brutal) outing but walking will be a challenge for the next few days. Will have to review my training plan for next year - those eight, two minute hill reps with Colin last Tuesday night probably didn't prepare me for Glensax or Trahenna!