Three Moorfoots took part in the annual Lasswade 10 Mile Road Race - Alex Nisbet, Darin Dougal and Colin Williams. Scott MacDonald had also entered the race but unfortunately had a bad fall the day before during an easy run and injured his leg and had to withdraw on the morning when it hadn't improved (get well soon Scott).
I (Colin) have done the race once before back in 2011 and didn't remember it as well as I should have as it's an absolute brute and might . It's 'only' 10 miles but it have a lot of steep ascent and descent which pushes you to limit early on.
It was a case of friendly inter club rivalry for Colin and Darin who ran next to each other for almost the whole race before Colin managed to get a small gap in the last mile to finish in 14th in 62.03, with Darin 15th in 62.10. Alex put in a strong showing having raced the Glentress trail half the weekend before and finished in 77.15.
Results here: (without category positions at the mo - will update when they are issued but don't know Vet / Female placings right now). Route here: https://www.strava.com/segments/8990266 (The route was changed this year with a detour in the last mile - you didn't go on past the big house on tarmac but along a most mucky potholed dirt track round the back of Rosewell)