Sunday 22 February 2009
The new Moorfoot Runner colour coordinated shorts. Cut a dash on the road running or hill running scene with the distinctive 'red and blue' (or is that 'blue and red ?) racer shorts - it's the 'new black'.
Available from club secretary Mike McGovern to club members for the very reasonable price of £10.
Looking for a 'catwalk' to strut them on..?
Lasswade 10 on Sunday 1-March - big Moorfoot contingent going - online entry only here
Pic - anonymous Moorfoot Runner member modelling the new shorts
Wednesday 18 February 2009
(also can't resist this one - check out the photo of Colin from this year's Peebles XC at Haylodge here)
As part of his build up and 'getting the miles' in, he is planning to do the following races...if you fancy joining Colin in any of these races, give him a shout and see if you can share a lift...
Kielder Borderer - Sunday March 8th 2009. 11:00 am from Kieder Castle, Kielder, Northumberland. Tea and cakes for finishers. 17 miles, 3000ft (BM). £5 on the day + £3 parking for each car
Perth Heaven & Hell 1/2 marathon on 5th April, £12
Edinburgh - North Berwick Road Race 22miles 2 May, £12
Edinburgh Marathon is on the 31 May.
I'm going to do this Lakes fell race on April 11th. It's on the high fells above the southern end of Derwent Water (south of Keswick, on the "right" side of Cumbria for us). 11.5 miles and 1100m of climbing.Company will be more than welcome!
Johnny Hall (Cardrona)
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Sunday 15 February 2009
Moorfoot Runners took the Team prize for the third year running in the Borders XC series, following the final 2008/09 leg at Berwick.
With four from six team scores to count for the series, it looked unofficially like the team prize was staying at Moorfoot HQ again before the final race. But with some of the regular team runners unavailable for the final weekend due to participating at yesterdays Carnethy5 or otherwise engaged, it was down to the 'super subs' to fly the flag.
Conditions were benign - the tide being far enough out not to affect the route over the beach, but the wind did play it part as did the rather soft conditions up on the cliff top at the far end of the course.
First home was Steve Martin followed closely behind by Russell Anderson (obviously having left something in the tank from the Carnethy5 the day before) and (not so closely) by Kenny Davidson.
Ian Munro, Julia Conner and Alex Campbell were next home, with Dave Wardman making a return to the cross country after some back problems and the ever youthful Jock Douglas fighting it out in the age categories. Mike Pearson brought the team home for another successful Borders XC series.
Other Series successes for the Moorfoots were:
F 35 4th position Julia Conner
F Junior 2nd position Alex Campbell
MV65 2nd position Jock Douglas (same points as winner, but runner up on a count back)
Well done to all those who have participated in all of the six rounds.
Full Round 6 and Series results (full six rounds results now posted...) at the link below:
Saturday 14 February 2009
Mike McGovern 1:03:46 46th place
Wull Hynd 1:04:56 62th place
Mark McLeod 1:05:26 71st place 2nd Male Junior....
Russell Anderson 1:05:56 80th place
More details on the Carnethy website...
Monday 9 February 2009
Rumour has it that the BBC 'Adventure Show' will be at the event to film the race for a forthcoming show. No BBC scheduling details yet but we'll keep our eyes and ears open.....
If you are running it, make sure you get the 'red and blue' Moorfoot colours to the fore.
Conditions under foot could be interesting....
Last in 2008/2009 series with the Moorfoot men's team in the lead (we think...) but a number of mathematical possibilities for other teams to bring in a team of 'ringers' and cause havoc with the 'four results from six to count' rule.
Wrap up warm.....
Tuesday 3 February 2009
"As we were in Aberdeenshire at the weekend we (Rachael & James) decided to enter the Forfar Multi Terrain half marathon. The route starts off with a pleasant run around Forfar loch and then gets progressively less pleasant (flooded farm tracks, marshes, a mile long hill climb and finally ploughed farmers fields). James came in first in a time of 1:18:43, beating the second placed runner by just 6 seconds, Rachael finished 67th and 13th lady in 1:43:05".
Moorfoot runners who fancy a go at beating James' time on slightly easier terrain should pencil in the Alloa Half Marathon (Alloa Stirlingshire rather than Aloha Hawaii...!!) on 22-March. Online entry available and recommended (this can be a popular event for London Marathoners looking for a timed 'warm-up')