Monday, 28 August 2017

Hawick 10km report

On Sunday Colin Williams and Darin Dougal took part in the Hawick 10km organised by Teviotdale Harriers. The 10km course is two laps of the 5km - it's advertised as a course with PB potential and is along flat paths either side of the river Teviot, except one cheeky short sharp climb which I'm sure gets steeper on the second time. The race attracted a decent field and was won in the super fast time of 31:40 by Ian Harding of Morpeth Harriers. Colin was first Moorfoot in 37:23, in 9th place (3rd MV40) with Darin 13th close behind in 38:08 (1st MV45). Full results here: Other locals also racing were Roger Crippin from Peebles, who recorded a very credible time of 42:20 and Brenda Dougal of Innerleithen running well to finish in 56:49.

There was also a 2 mile fun run with some budding future Moorfoots in action but most notable was the 8 year Kate McKean who won the prize for 1st girl and 4th overall and beat many much older.

A very well organised and friendly event with selection of cakes and bakes available afterwards that I whole heartedly recommend - many thanks to Teviotdale Harriers for such a good event. It is also next the new £3.5m renovated playpark and coincided with the show of massed silver and brass bands from all over the Borders so what else could you ask for!

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