Monday 24 August 2009

Training and Race Dates - September09

A busy September schedule coming up....

Sun 31-Aug Fifth Sunday of month...let us know what you want to do...
Also Teviotdale 10K at Hawick on the 31st
Tues 1-Sept Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Tues 3-Sept Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 6-Sept Peebles (Gytes) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Also PCC Sportif on Sunday 6th and Great Scottish Run on Sunday 6th
Tues 8-Sept Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 10-Sept Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 13-Sept Cardrona (Village Green) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Also Calderglen Harriers 10 miler on Sat 12th and Hawick Half Marathon on Sun 13th
Tues 15-Sept Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 17-Sept Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 20-Sept Innerleithen (Hall St) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Tues 22-Sept Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 24-Sept Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 27-Sept Walkerburn (Bridge) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Also Two Breweries Race Sat 26th
Tues 29-Sept Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 01-Oct Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work

New Moorfoot Running Jackets

As per earlier email of 23-August to Club Members, orders and size confirmation to Mike Pearson this week please, such that the orders can be placed.

Those who did not receive Mike's email, check your contact details with Club Treasurer Mick Warrington to ensure that your email address is valid and that there is an up to date record of you having paid your 2009 club membership subscription....

Sunday 23 August 2009

Moorfoots at Gytes Duathlon

Pic - Kenny & Colin battling it out in the final 5Km (Lap2)

Three Moorfoots took part in Sundays Borders Sport & Leisure Trust Gytes Duathon (based at the Peebles Swimming Pool) in damp and blustery conditions.

The course was a 5Km run (two laps of three bridges course), a 20Km cycle (Peebles to Howford Farm and back) and a final repeat 5Km run.

In the first run, there wasn't much between Kenny and Colin; Colin coming out of cycle transition 2 secs ahead, only to be overtaken on the bridge while doing some shoe 'faffing'. Andy 'Coxy' Cox was only some 2o secs behind, having chosen a 'one pair of shoes' strategy, shaving time from his cycle transition.

On the cycle leg, Colin and Kenny changed places several times until the final big hill on the way back in where Kenny pulled out a 40 sec lead into the final run transition. Coxy on his first ever road bike outing (" hard can it be - it's like running but sitting down...") followed closely behind only some 30 secs further back.

On the final 5Km run, Colin pulled level after lap one, showing good strength to maintain the pace and finish ahead by 25sec in a total time of 1:16:04 and 15th place; Kenny following him in on 1:16:31 for 16th place. Coxy faded a bit on the final run but still finished a very creditable 26th place on 1:19:03.

A good local event, somewhat down in numbers this year (49 finishers) due to the poor weather forecast and slightly expensive entry fee (£23 !), but worth a go.

Winning time this year was 1:04:52 (18:10 (5Km+transition); 29:00 (20Km ); 17:42 (5km + transition), the final leg here being a particularly impressive run.

Some pictures here...

Official results here...

Monday 17 August 2009

Moorfoots at Lomond Hills Race

Pic - Tom in action

Tom Hobbs and Russell Anderson were in action this weekend at the Lomond Hills race in Fife, Tom taking 13th place in 1:51 and Russell 33rd in 2:06 over the 11 mile/3400' ascent course.

Results here...

Some Quick Updates...

There were few Moorfoots racing this weekend, but there was a good turn out to Sunday training (eleven starters) at Innerleithen, where the 'Two Breweries' race preparation has kicked off in earnest, with the training run being the Innerleithen 'Five Peaks' which tested everyone over the 2hr + run (and some 'walky & talky' bits too...)

Some updates and dates for your diaries...

  • Thirlestane 5 mi multi terrain trail race appears to be cancelled this year -lack of sponsorship apparently...let's hope it's back again for 2010
  • James Britton's Moorfoot Trail Race Series continues on Sunday 4th October at Cademuir - more details to follow but get the date in your diary; this is a very sociable wee event for the club and the first two races at Cardrona and Glentress were very successful..see you there !
  • Online entry for Two Breweries race on 26th September now open...Sunday training now being geared towards this event, so if you like long runs and hills....

Further race dates in the Blogger Race Calendar....

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Moorfoots at Idle 10K Trail Race

Pic - Dave outsprinting the local ladies at Idle
The 'Idle 10k trail race' is run on the outskirts of Leeds. The course was quite flat for the first three miles two miles being along the towpath of the Leeds/Liverpool canal but once away from the canal, miles four and five where quite tough and hilly over trails and footpaths. Mile six was flat on grass to the finish line. My time of 52-27 2nd in MV/60 category finished 114th out of 254 runners..


Dave Wardman

'On yer bike' - PCC Tour of Tweeddale Cycle Sportive

The local Peebles Cycling Club host their annual Tour of Tweeddale Cycle Sportif on Sunday 6th of September - choice of 50/70/90 milers.
This is a 'mass participation' event rather than a race or time trial, and a great opportunity to take in some of the 'big country' on our doorstep. You don't need to have a fancy road bike - in fact a mountain bike gearing could be beneficial in a few places...
There are a number of check points to report in to and a 'broom wagon' follows the 50 mile route should you have a problem...

Good 'cross training' opportunity - the climb from Talla over to Meggat being something of a test piece that you have a go at sometime in your cycling life.

Online entry here..

More details on the PCC website here...

See you en route...

Sunday 9 August 2009

Weekend Roundup

Lots of Moorfoots in action this weekend....north, south, east (and still to get confirmation of any Moorfoots in actions in the west...)

Alan Strain and Mick Warrington took on the Haddington Half Marathon, both recording very respectable sub 1hr 40mins times in hot conditions on a hilly course. Talk of some future big races...could be an 'ultra thing' going on here in 2010....

Down in the borders, there was a Moorfoot one-two at the Morebattle Games Hill Race, with Mike McGovern coming out on top as winner, ahead of Darin in second. In the ladies, Alex Campbell ran uncontested to take the top spot.

Further north at Tyndrum, Paul Nichol was taking on the De'il o' the Highlands ultra race (Tyndrum to Fort William on West Highland Way - 43 miles), finishing in 90th place in 10hrs 15mins - well done !!!

I did manage to track down some action from the 'west' - well, St Mary's Loch and the Durty Triathlon from the weekend of 1-August, where a few Moorfoots were secretly in action...

Well done to Johnny Hall for a 4th place in the Senior 'Short Fast Durty One' , Laurence Carvalho for a sixth place in the 'Short Fast Durty One' Relay.
Andy Cox was also running as part of a Relay team - can't find your name (and didn't know your team name), but he tells me he ran 'a blinder' in the offroad 10K....

Let me know if I've missed any recent race action....

Saturday 8 August 2009

Training and Race Dates - August09

August tends to be a quieter month for races, with most people either holidaying or easing themselves back in to their training regime after a mid summer break.

The Teviotdale 10K takes place in Hawick on the last Sunday of the month - a good race to use as a target for your post summer 'come back' and preparation for the busy Autumn running season....

Sun 9-Aug Cardrona (Village Green) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Tues 11-Aug Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 13-Aug Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 16-Aug Innerleithen (Hall St) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Tues 18-Aug Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 20-Aug Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 23-Aug Walkerburn (Bridge) 10:00am Long steady run (1hr +)
Tues 25-Aug Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Thrs 27-Aug Innerleithen (Hall St) 5:30pm Intervals & Speed Work
Sun 30-Aug Fifth Sunday of Month !!!
(Teviotdale 10K Road Race Hawick)