Monday, 25 June 2018

Eildon Three Hill Race Report, Saturday 23rd June

The Eildon Hill race is a traditional event which has taken place in late June for over 50 years and is part of the week-long Melrose Festival. It starts in the centre of Melrose and the route takes you to the summit of each of the three Eildon Hill covering 4.4miles with 1500ft of ascent (7.2km, 480m ascent). It's a very tough course - you always seem to be flat out up or down - the dry conditions allowed for some quick running.

This year the race was the event chosen for the East District Hill Running Championships so there were some quick runners at the front of the field, with Andy Cox in amongst it at the beginning of the race. Andy maintained a high placing throughout and was first Moorfoot home in 6th place, in 39:41. The race was won by James Espie from Aberdeenshire's Deeside Runners in 35:27 to win the East District title.

Colin Williams was next home in 44:35 (15th, 5th M40) and then Pete Hall (53:08, 11th M50). Also running was Scott MacDonald, who is now running unattached, in 48:12. Full results:
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