Sunday, 5 June 2016

Yetholm Hill Race 2016

Six Moorfoots headed to the 7.5 mile, 2,500ft Yetholm hill race on a hot, parched day. It is a race of two halves with some pathless rough and very steep ground largely following a boundary dyke until the high point at half way when you pick up the well used trail of the Pennine Way for the mainly down hill return.

The race was also the third round of the Scottish Borders Hill Race Series which was won by Doug Tullie of HBT in 1.08.31 with a larger field of 58 runners compared with the last couple of years.
Colin, Darin, Andy, Mike, Magnus and Scott all looking rather happy before the race!

A very strong run by Andy Cox saw him continue his good form and was the first Moorfoot home in 5th place. Andy was up in the race for third place when ex SHR hill champion Brian Marshall passed him about half way round (with no shoes on!) however Andy closed the gap on the guy that was 4th to 30 seconds but never caught him fully.

Special mention to Magnus getting round in a decent time only a week after his 3hr 14minute Edinburgh Marathon!
The Moorfoots results were:

5 Andrew Cox M 01:17:25
7 Colin Williams M40 01:22:04
17 Michael McGovern M40 01:26:52
21 Darin Dougal M40 01:29:38
26 Magnus Skea M 01:32:03
35 Scott McDonald M40 01:38:35

Full results here
Race route and profile here

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