Monday, 23 July 2018

Innerleithen St Ronans Border Games 2018 including Lee Pen Hill Race

There was another good Moorfoot turnout at the Innerleithen's St Ronans Border Games.

Moorfoot athletes won both the Youth and Open 800m in a repeat of last year’s victories with Craig Angus and Kobe Stevens winning the respective races, both having to do it as back markers. Very well done. Track results are here


The Lee Pen Hill Race was won by Scott Fraser of Hunters Bog Trotters in the very quick time of 24:45, slightly ahead of his team mate James Dunn who already has had success this season in the Tweed Valley by winning the Gypsy Glen race in May.

First Moorfoot home was Andy Cox in 4th in a new PB for race in 27:17 and picked up the first local prize, and snapping at the heels of the evergreen Colin Donnelly who recently returned with an M55 individual silver medal from the World Masters Mountain Running Championships in Slovenia. Despite the PB Andy was disappointed with his race and got it out of his system by running it again after the Games were over (and still ran it in under 29 mins!).

Dave Gaffney had a very strong run continuing to see his times improving on the hills to finish in 7th and clock 28:52 (second Vet and second Local), and 40 secs faster than last year, and finished ahead of the new M40 East District Hill Champ, Jamie McGowan from Gala Harriers. Colin Williams on the over hand recorded a Personal Worst in 32:12, but it’s the taking part that’s important....

First female home was Innerleithen local Kathleen Henderson with a very impressive 32:56, managing to catch the 1st Woman Vet, Gillian Cairns of Penicuik Harriers on the descent (34:16).

Full results here . Many thanks to Bob Johnson of Gala Harriers, and Walkerburn resident, for sponsoring the Hill Race, as well as finishing 17th in it.
The Tension builts

Dave Gaffney leaving the park, local Kat Henderson following
Scott Fraser back in the field about to finish

Dave Gaffney going to the line
Photo Album by Alan Clyne has some good pictures

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