Sunday, 4 April 2021

Club Membership Renewals for 2021/22

 

Moorfoot Runners Club Membership Renewals are now due for 2021/22

(Year runs 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022).

 

We have kept to the same system of  renewal as last year with Entry Central. The costs are also  the same as previous years (Entry Central costs are being absorbed by the club).

 

Please click on the relevant link depending on your membership type:

 

Link for Individual Memberships (£15):   https://www.entrycentral.com/club/106659

 

Link for Couple/Family Membership (£20); https://www.entrycentral.com/club/106660

 

Link for Junior Membership (U18) (£10):   https://www.entrycentral.com/club/106784

 

 

Many thanks

Eddie Balfour

Moorfoot Runners Club Treasurer

Monday, 22 March 2021

Senior training under the latest COVID guidance 11 March onwards

This post covers the Moorfoot senior training arrangments in order to accommodate the additional COVID measures, as of 11 March 2021, until further guidance is issued. Also a summary of the ScottishAthletics guidance at the bottom. 

We will be keeping a note of everyone who attends training on both nights in case we need to look back at it in a 'track and trace' situation.
 
The guidance specifies that there should be a maximum of 15 adults within a training bubble, and on Tuesday attendance is typically around this number, so the following arrangements will be in place on Tuesdays only: 
  • Two training groups will be used, one led by Colin Williams, and the other led Dean Carr or Gillian Carr.
  • The group led by Colin will gather near the entrance to Kingsmeadows carpark,
  • The group led by Dean or Gillian will gather on the far side of the carpark towards the river and the pirate ship play park.
  • On arrival you must decide which group to approach and stay with that group for the entirety of the training session, and not mix after. Please think about this before you arrive to ensure no mixing.
  • Both groups will be undertaking the same training session but at different locations , and both groups will cater for all abilities.

If on the night once everyone has arrived it is the case that in total there are 15 or less attendees then both groups may join together and be run as a single group, but this will decided on the evening on a case by case basis.

Of course if you are not comfortable with attending training then that's absolutely fine and don't feel any pressure to attend and of course you could always do the interval session or trail run in your own time!

Updated Scottish Athletics Guidance 11 March 2021

Please heed this advice from Scottish Athletics as updated on 11 March: https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/clubs/club-support/coronavirus/

We have now updated our Covid Framework and Covid Guidance for athletics and running.

Following the link above and check the documents dated 11/03/21 for further detail.

We’re pleased to say these moves bring about a return to group training from Friday – up to 30 athletes and coaches at U12 age group; 12-17 year-olds – groups of 15; and adults – groups of 15.

The Level 4 refers to all areas of Scotland currently with exception of a number of island communities who are now Level 3 (except Skye which is Level 4).

The key changes are summarised below:

From Friday 12 March:

Age 12+ (Level 4)

  • Those aged 12+ and over can take part in organised athletics training, group exercise and competition within their usual club or facility environment.
  • Group sizes of up to 15 people, including coaches and officials, are permitted at any one time.
  • Physical distancing should be maintained at all times.
  • Where there are multiple bubbles operating at the same venue risk assessments must be completed to ensure there can be no mixing of participants before, during or after the activity.

Travel

  • Adults (18+) should only travel locally (within their local authority area) to take part in organised sport or physical activity.

Physical distancing & good hygiene behaviours

Follow Scottish Government advice on physical distancing at all times when not taking part in the activity.

• Do not share food, towels, and drinks.

• Clean your hands and equipment frequently.

Participants must practice good respiratory hygiene during the activity (i.e. coughing, sneezing into a tissue or the crook of an elbow).

• Avoid spitting.

• Avoid touching your face.

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Moorfoot Festive Run Results, Innerleithen - Sunday 20th Dec

Another great turnout by the juniors and seniors in Innerleithen at the festive runs today, to follow up on the Cardrona runs last month . Details explained in the earlier blog post http://moorfootrunners.blogspot.com/2020/12/moorfoot-festive-handicap-innerleithen.html

A big thank you to the marshalls and timekeepers (no easy task with everyone finishing so close together): Fiona and Alice Williams, Dave and Lewis Gaffney, and Oli Jepsen. Also thanks to Debby Strain and Innerleithen Golf Club for use of the car park and for the cafe being open for us to enjoy refreshments after, and the club for subsidising drinks and treats.

Well done everyone and it was great to see people out and enjoying themselves.

Junior runs

First up were the juniors with two course distances with 16 runners in action:

U12 course, 1 mile, 80 feet ascent

Position

Name

Finish Time

1

Dan Moore

00:07:55

2 =

Sam Fitzgerald

00:07:56

2 =

Robert Horton

00:07:56

4

Austen Williams

00:08:13

5

Oscar Alcorn

00:11:07

6

Isaac Alcorn

00:11:38

7

Emma Humphreys

00:12:03

 U16 course, 2 miles, 200 feet ascent

Position

Name

Class

Finish Time

1

Kieran Fulton

U16

00:11:31

2

Jake Lockyer

U16

00:12:56

3

Lola Lockyer

U14

00:13:07

4

Shaun Pyman

U14

00:13:14

5

James Moore

U14

00:13:24

6

Sabine Jefcoate

U14

00:13:35

7

Luke Grieve

U14

00:13:43

8

Elena Lee

U16

00:14:05

9

Callum Fitzgerald

U14

00:14:40

(Apologies if I have anyone mixed up in the results as I don't know everyone on sight. Any queries please email colin.m.williams@talk21.com)

Senior Handicap

26 runners took part in the senior handicap, with a few local friends taking part in addition to club members. Ali Burrell was first off and held the advantage all the way to be first home - congratulations, with the quickly improving Kyle McColm second and Pete Caddick in third. The fastest scratch time was again recorded by Marty Davidson dipping under 31 mins (30:59), with Simon Hammond and Colin Williams 2nd and 3rd. Fastest female was Amy Alcorn (38:09) registering the 11th time overall, with Alex Campbell and Rosie Shankley 2nd and 3rd.

Name

Estimated   Time (minutes)

Start Time rounded

Finish Time

Finishing Position

Scratch Time

Scratch Position

Ali Burrell

00:55:00

09:35:00

00:52:46

1

00:47:46

25

Kyle McColm

00:45:05

09:45:00

00:53:36

2

00:38:36

13

Pete Caddick

00:49:30

09:40:30

00:54:32

3

00:44:02

22

Tim Warner

00:49:18

09:40:30

00:54:48

4

00:44:18

23

Kerry Law

00:51:24

09:38:30

00:55:20

5

00:46:50

24

Rosie Shankley

00:43:17

09:46:30

00:55:26

6

00:38:56

15

Vicky Morrison

00:46:04

09:44:00

00:55:37

7

00:41:37

19

Becky Henderson

00:55:00

09:35:00

00:55:52

8

00:50:52

26

Amy Alcorn

00:41:48

09:48:00

00:56:09

9

00:38:09

11

Simon Hammond

00:35:29

09:54:30

00:56:30

10 =

00:32:00

2

Robbie Devlin

00:37:28

09:52:30

00:56:30

10 =

00:34:00

5

Alex Campbell

00:41:48

09:48:00

00:56:33

12

00:38:33

14

Colin Williams

00:35:29

09:54:30

00:56:35

13

00:32:05

3

Dean Carr

00:38:12

09:52:00

00:56:37

14

00:34:37

6

Alan Elder

00:43:13

09:46:30

00:56:46

15

00:40:16

17

Mike McGovern

00:36:47

09:53:00

00:56:50

16

00:33:50

4

Marty Davidson

00:33:56

09:56:00

00:56:59

17

00:30:59

1

Brian Smith

00:40:37

09:49:30

00:57:03

18

00:37:33

10

Magda Janus

00:42:42

09:47:30

00:57:16

19

00:39:46

16

Katie Grieve

00:45:00

09:45:00

00:57:28

20

00:42:28

20

Ross Grieve

00:45:00

09:45:00

00:57:28

21

00:42:28

21

Darin Dougal

00:38:16

09:52:00

00:57:33

22

00:35:33

7

Gillian Carr

00:42:21

09:47:30

00:58:20

23

00:40:50

18

Daniel Lavin

00:36:10

09:54:00

00:59:57

24

00:35:57

8

Craig Henrys

00:37:54

09:52:00

01:00:10

25

00:38:10

12

Scott McDonald

00:33:18

09:56:00

01:02:06

26

00:36:06

9

We are awaiting the updated Scottish Athletics guidance following the announcements of tightening of COVID restrictions yesterday to understand how this may affect the plans for training and other social runs over the festive periods, and will update once we can.