Monday, 9 October 2017

Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run 2017

This is the second year of the Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run and it is proving to be a very popular race with runners travelling from far and wide.

It dishes up a little something for everyone - outstanding scenery, flat trails, tarmac, open hillside, challenging climbs, thrashable descents and a surreal dry-iced-disco-balled-tunnel-of-coiled-luminescence. 'And the big wheel keep on turning.... neon burning up above'....Shoulda worn the platform Hokas!

Although this clashes a bit with the sweat and glaur, it's certainly an unusual ending to a slog around a very handsome corner of the Tweed Valley.

The event offers 2 routes. A 10K and a 20K route - below. (Courtesy of Hillside Outside)

The 10K is much the same as the 2016 route but the 20K now takes a kick up around Cademuir Hill - probably to make up for the lap of Haylodge Park that was not included this year. A good move I feel!

All in all - a very enjoyable run - with good performances in the 40+ Ladies - won by Moorfoot's Ruth McKean and not far behind (soon-to-be-Moorfoot!?) partner Roger was first 40+ male.

Iain Roberts had a good run in the 10K for 7th in the M30 category

Alan and Pete duelled for the first V50 Moorfoot slot - and in doing do - managed overall 1st and 2nd V50s - Though setting off 25 minutes apart, and running very close splits ( 3 seconds at one point!) Alan managed to get to the line, a smidge before Pete.

Full results HERE

A really well organised event courtesy of Neil Dalgleish and the team at Hillside Outside.

Big thanks too to all the volunteer helpers and marshals who support the event and make it enjoyable for all the runners taking part.

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