Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Magnus and Colin skip training for a pub crawl

Magnus Skea and Colin Williams headed to the Lauderdale Limpers 2 Pubs race on Tuesday evening. It's a great local race where you register at the Lauderdale Hotel and then the whole field is bused to Oxton. We resisted the urge and saved the beer for after the finish! It used to run in alternate directions every year and finish in the Tower Pub in Oxton but its always north to south now.

The race is 4.75 miles (or 7.6km as Magnus would say) run mainly on a grassed over disused railway but with road sections too. There is quite a cheeky climb of 80m around the 2 mile mark and followed straight after by quite an interesting descent as we wore road shoes and found the wet grassy fields certainly kept you on your toes, literally. Here is the route on a funky flyby tool:

It's very friendly field with 65 taking part and almost half of them coming from the host club Lauderdale Limpers. It was a good Moorfoot showing - the race was run by Limper Leahn Parry in 29:11, followed by Colin almost a minute back in 30:10 and closely followed by Magnus in 3rd in 30:26. Full results:

Congratulations in particular to Magnus on this first top 3 finish since the years of school sports day.

The food spread but on in the Lauderdale Hotel was outstanding and we enjoyed our post race refreshment - me more than Magnus as he was driving! Thoroughly recommend the race for others in the future.

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