Monday 30 March 2009
Note the change to 5:30pm start time for the period commencing 14-April
Aprils training and race details below.
Note the Moorfoot trail race on Sunday26th April so no club training that day as we'll all be 'huffing and puffing' up a big hill somewhere and then eating flapjacks afterwards.
I've listed a couple of races that I know Moorfooties are planning to go to, and don't forget that Sunday 12th April is Easter Sunday.....
Not on this list yet but worth highlighting is that the Three Bridges Race is Sunday 3-May, so another date to get into your diary - if you're not running it, it would be good to see you out cheering on the 'blue & red' shorts (and vests...:>)
Tues 31-Mar Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 2-Apr Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sat 4-April - Dunbar 10K Boundary Race 11:00am
Sun 5-Apr Peebles Gytes 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Tues 7-Apr Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 9-Apr Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 12-Apr Cardrona (Village Hall) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +) ** Easter Sunday **
Tues 14-Apr Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 16-Apr Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 19-Apr Innerleithen (Hall St) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Also Gala Harriers 10K 11:00am
Tues 21-Apr Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 23-Apr Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 26-Apr Moorfoot Trail Race (Glentress) - more details to follow...
Tues 30-Apr Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Some people took it as a rest weekend, others did there own thing on the Saturday and did we have anyone at Grangemouth for the 'Round the Houses 10K'..?
So, apologies - next month with five Sundays is May (the fifth Sunday is 31-May), so we'll ensure we get it right for then....
Friday 27 March 2009
Set your Sky boxes, VCRs or book your viewing slot with the family...(fortunately the 'Strictly Come Dancing' season is over, so I may have an outside chance of watching it in my house...)
More details on BBC website
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Monday 23 March 2009
Exact route and starting location to be confirmed but there have been murmurs about 'the radio mast', and perhaps starting at Soonhope (just up from the Hydro stables on the outskirts of Peebles) such that you don't have to pay £3 to park at Glentress.
'Oaty flapjacks' will be back again by popular demand too....
The turn-out and support at Cardrona was great - let's see if we can match this again.....if you have any suggestions or comments about race format, handicapping, etc. drop a 'Comment' at the foot of this post on the blogger....
Sunday 22 March 2009
First home, was Wull Hynd in a time of 1hr 17mins. This was Wull's second Half marathon in two weekends, having run the Meadows Charity event last weekend in a 'tu-tu' in a time only one minute slower than his Alloa time.
The ever improving Aegir Maciver came home next in 1hr 26mins, removing a huge nine full minutes from his previous Half Marathon best at Jedburgh in 2008. (we told you the new Moorfoot 'racer' shorts were fast....)
Kenny Davidson put in a solid shift with 1hr 27mins; Steve Martin was a bit below par at 1hr 33mins; Julia Conner though found the course and conditions to her liking and despite recent fatigue still managed an excellent 1hr 36mins.
Final times at the race website
Monday 16 March 2009
Sunday 15 March 2009
Saturday 14 March 2009
Mike P 10:00:00
Mrs McLeod 10:07:12
Mike M 10:24:48
The first of the club handicap trail races organised by James Britton is at Cardrona on Sunday 15-March, meeting at Cardrona Village Hall at 9:45am; the start line is about 10 mins warmup from here.
(See earlier post - click here)
Please indicate if you are planning to participate by posting a 'Comment'* providing your name and a fairly recent 10K time such that James can work out your handicap in advance.
(Those who have run in the recent Borders XC series will have their handicaps calculated from their race times)
It's a fun event, so let's see if we can get a good turn-out and make it a good social event as well as a good run.
The distance is about 6 miles and the course is mainly on the forest roads, so there are no special footwear requirements (standard road trainers will be fine)
There are two further races planned, probably in May (Glentress ?) and June (John Buchan Way ?), so keep watching the blogger for more details.
* Posting a Comments - remember to provide your name by highlighting the Name/URL radio button; comments come to the Webmaster for 'moderation' before being published, so you may see a slight delay from the time you write the comment until it appears on the blogger
Tuesday 10 March 2009
The course is 17 miles with approximately 3000ft of climbing and carries the warning that owing to the severity of the event (distance, terrain and weather conditions), the organisers strongly recommend that only experienced persons should consider entering.
45 runners braved the biting wind, sleet, hail and snow and the boggy conditions to take part in the 2009 Borderer.
James Britton came in third in 3hrs 16, and was just two mins behind the winner and said:
"it was a tough day out. I lost loads of time by not knowing the best lines, I'll try and do a recce before next years race. "
More details here: http://ce-gs09.ncl.ac.uk/kielder/
(Note from the Webmaster - well done James - you're obviously in good form; we'll discuss how this affects you handicap for Sunday's Cardrona trail race and get back to you....)
Monday 9 March 2009
Details now on the Moorfootrunners.co.uk website including downloadable entry form for 10K and Junior 3K races.
Start emailing your non-Moorfoot running pals - let's make 2009 a record entry...
Volunteers as ever required on the day for the various tasks which need done to make the race a successful event. Let Dave Wardman know your availability....
I've postponed my plan to run the Southern Upland route at the end of the month. I'm going to revert to my original plan to run from Moffat to Peebles over the hills, sometime in June or July, when the days are longer and the weather more predictable.Instead, I've plotted a route from Peebles that goes in a circle, clockwise from the Gytes, up Gypsy Glen, over Birkscairn, Stake Law, Dun Rig, Glenrath Heights, Middle Hill, Hundleshope Heights, Stob Law, Canada Hill and back over Cademuir.It's 18 miles and about 1100m of ascent. I'm planning on doing it on Saturday the 28th of March.
I'm guessing that it'll be about 3 to 3.5 hours, depending on the weather. Everyone is more than welcome to join me. I was up there today and it was a bit muddy in places and the wind was biting, so fell shoes and wind or waterproofs are probably going to be the order of the day.
Map of route here
(Use the 'Comments' at the foot of the post to flag your interest....)
Monday 2 March 2009
The results are here (I know the organiser, hence the familarity in the results.)
I came 36th out of 141 covering the 9 mile course (1,500 ft ascent) in 1hr 17.52 http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/results/race09/09_high_cup_nick.htm
It's a good race with a friendly feel - perhaps deserves a trip from a Moorfoots contingent next year?
Sunday 1 March 2009
The first day of March was almost 'Spring-like' but there was a significant breeze which came into play on the first half of the course.
First Moorfoot home was Wull Hynd in a very impressive 58:22 to pick up 5th place, with Mike McGovern a couple of minutes back in 11th place, just failing to dip under the one hour mark at 60:24.
Aeigir Maciver ran strongly for this 67:30 and 56th place with Kenny Davidson less than a minute back on 68:22 (70th place)
Dave Wardman pulled up around the 4 mile mark with breathing difficulties but put his time to good use leafleting cars with the Beltane 10K entry forms and picking the brains of the club officials on how they manage their race.
(The Lasswade 10 is a very well run race - a very slick operation...)
The combined performances of Wull, Mike and Aeigir were good enough for third place in the team event...
(and although not an official prize, we think we won 'best dressed' team......)
Full results here
Again, note that the sessions start fairly promptly at the times stated, so try and be there 10 mins or so in advance. Where there is a race scheduled for the Sunday, there may still be a number of runners still wanting to train, so feel free to stick an email around the club distribution list (or I can stick something on the blogger) if you want to arrange an alternative session....
Sun 1-Mar Peebles Gytes 10:00am (also Lasswade 10 mile RR)
Tues 3-Mar Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 5-Mar Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 8-Mar Cardrona (Village Hall) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Tues 10-Mar Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 12-Mar Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 15-Mar Cardrona Trail Race (~6 miles) – meet at Cardrona Village Hall ~9:45am for ‘handicap’ allocation - email James Britton or leave details on 'Comments' on the Blogger to confirm your participation and for your handicap to be calculated...
Tues 17-Mar Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 19-Mar Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sat 21-Mar ‘The Mighty Deerstalker’ Race at Traquair
Sun 22-Mar Alloa Half Marathon RR
Sun 22-Mar Walkerburn (Bridge) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Tues 24-Mar Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 26-Mar Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:00pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 29-Mar TBC…
(Grangemouth ‘Round the Houses 10K or social run St Mary’s Loch to Traquair..?)