There are worse ways to negotiate possible race sponsorship............
The AIMUp mountain bike chairlift project proposed for Innerleithen may have hit the buffers but there definitely will be a rollercoaster on Cademuir Hill this year, more precisely the Cademuir Rollercoaster hill race which returns for a second year on Saturday 15 August, and after some "cappuccino negotiations", the race has again secured sponsorship from Peebles’ popular Italian restaurant, Franco’s.
There is a two course menu on offer for the runners, a 3k and a 6k, on the open grassy slopes of Cademuir which provide a sufficiently testing race for the experienced hill runner but not so challenging as to rule out the fit novice, newcomer or junior. The 3k race is open to all, minimum age 11 this calendar year and the 6k is minimum age 15 this calendar year.
With the race sponsorship deal and vouchers as prizes secured Italian style over an al fresco coffee on Franco’s new summer terrace, Franco himself, proprietor Francesco de Martino, said “Marisa (Ed note: the real boss!) and I are very pleased to be supporting another of our local community clubs with this event. We hope the runners and spectators are blessed with some Sorrento-like weather and come and enjoy an al fresco refreshment afterwards on our new terrace.”
For more information on the race, course routes and entry details go to the main club website www.moorfootrunners.co.uk