Monday 29 March 2010

Gala 10K - Sunday 11-April

Details of the Gala Harriers 10K here - Sunday 11-April; note 11:00am start...entry on the day.

This is the first race of the 2010 Moorfoot Championship Series being organised by Colin, so let's see a large turn out of the 'red and blue' - there were lots of Moorfoot 'PBs' on this course last year, so a good opportunity put in a fast one (conditions permitting !!)

Moorfoots at Grangemouth 10K

Tom and Jane Hobbs recorded good times at Grangemouth on Sunday, at the 'Round the Houses' 10K road race - a flat course, but with a big field, and this year, very blustery conditions.

In a field of over 750 finishers (it was a Scottish Road Race Championship Race), Tom recorded a time of 36:53 (58th) for a top ten finish in theMV40 category; Jane recorded a time of 50:24 (355th) to finsih in the top half of the field - well done !

Thursday 25 March 2010

Club Run Sun 18-April - the John Buchan Way

A change to the normal Sunday run planned for Sunday 18-April.... the John Buchan Way from Broughton to Peebles.

Plan would be to meet at the Gytes in Peebles, for 9:30am (note, earlier start than usual !), share the minimum number of cars we can to drive up to Broughton - then run back, in one two or however many 'packs' - stopping off at 'chez Davidson' (52 Edderston Road, Peebles) for a cup of tea and a cake on the way back to the Gytes.

Assuming we get running for shortly after 10:00, we should be back in Peebles by 12:30, even at a sociable pace. (13 miles, 10 min-mile pace, ~2hrs +)

For those who have left their cars at Broughton from the start, we'll arrange a driver to transport you back for collection of your vehicals.

Drop me (Kenny) a note if you are interested, so we can get an idea of numbers.

Sound too long ? We can arrange a 'Half Buchan' (Stobo to Peebles) alternative if there is interest, perhaps starting slightly later such that the Full Buchan runners can merge with you on the way back...

Sunday 21 March 2010

Moorfoots at Alloa Half Marathon

Johnny Hall was the sole Moorfoot at the Alloa Half Marathon - using this race as a 'marathon pace' training session in preparation for his Lochaber Marathon in April.

In perfect conditions (course record broken !), Johnny recorded 1:28:39 (and probably ran on a bit further to 'get the miles in...') - well done...

Moorfoots at Chapelgill Hill Race

There were other races on this weekend too....the Chapelgill Hill Race near Broughton kicking off the SHR championships.

Russell reports:

Hope all the deer stalkers had a good run.Eddie and I ran the Chapelgill Race this afternoon. No other Moorfoots as far as I know, but Ian and Ann Nimmo were marshalling (wise move - the only Moorfoots to win beer). The sun shone despite the forecast earlier in the week for heavy rain. I really like this race - open field parking, start, finish, no facilities, 2 quid entry, enter on day, prize giving 20 min. after the last finish. And that's the inflated version put on for the SHR championship. Simple - that's the key.
I did my usual - reasonable ascent but overtaken by loads of folk on the way down.
I think Eddie [Balfour] had a good run (certainly did it in a good time) but you'd have to ask him.

Results not out yet.
Check on here:

Cheers. Russell

Moorfoots at 'The Mighty Deerstalker'

The weather stayed fair and a record (?) 1800+ runners completed the two races (5K and 10K).

Moorfoots running included (forgive me if I have missed anyone - it's a big finishing list !)

Julia Conner (10K) 1:45:20
Alison Caw (10K) 2:13:44
Mike McGovern (10K) Disqualified (ran off course ?!?)
Jane Hobbs (5K) 1:16:47

Well done too, to Darin Dougal, running under 'The Leithenburnfoot Runner' who won the 10K race, it what looks like an exciting sprint finish....

Anyone who took part that would like to add 'their story' to the blogger, drop me an email...

Provisional results here (5K) and here (10K)



Friday 19 March 2010

Proposed Moorfoot Club Championship Race Series?

I mentioned an idea at the club AGM this year that we should pick a number of races that based on the results could be used to have a Club Championship with an award given for the:

  • Fastest man
  • Fastest woman
  • Fastest overall taking into account age and sex

A score would be awarded for each race based on each persons time compared to the race winners (as a percentage of the winners time).
By looking at the 10k National male and female records for different age group I will work out an overall leader.

I'm looking for ideas for races but I thought the series could consist of 6 races and you would need to do at least 4 to get a placing?

The races I was thinking of are:
Gala 10k, 11th April
Peebles 3 Bridges (3 Miles) early May
Lee Pen (4km, 300m ascent)17 July
Manor Hill Race (15km, 670m ascent) 9 October
Jedburgh Half Marathon 24 October

Any thoughts on the races? let me know - we need to add at least one more

My knee should be healed by the 3 Bridges, so I should back runnig for then (but not very fast I expect!) Cheers, Colin

Monday 15 March 2010

Moorfoots at Glentress Duathlon (Short Course)

Pic - Kenny gets his 'shopping bike' up to speed on the final sprint...

At last, some decent weather at Glentress for this years duathlon series. November was wet and cold, January was postponed, February was snowed off....March brought some almost Spring-like weather for the rescheduled short course race, although the course was modified to stay off the snow and ice still lying on the higher ground.

Some more great results from the ladies, with Julia getting a third place in Sunday's Ladies race (1:03:29 29th overall, outsprinted for 2nd place) and third overall in the series.

Alison (1:08:41 47th overall) secured the Ladies V40 series prize with another solid result built around a strong cycle leg.

Kenny put in a guest appearance at the short course race, achieving a creditable 15th place overall (1:00:03) - a good run, hanging on a bit in the cycle !! - in a slightly weakened men's field following the rescheduled date.

Great organisation, course layout, atmosphere, facilities and prizes from the PCC organisers again - well done to Pete Baxter and the team !

Full Short Course results here...

Some pictures here..

Saturday 13 March 2010

Moorfoots at Meadows Half Marathon

Moorfoot Walter "Wattie" Barrie reports:

Just to let you know I took part in the Meadows Half Marathon on Sunday 7th March. Over 800 runners took part, although when I checked my official time on the web site only about 400 runners had a finishing time. The course was 8 laps of the Meadows with a short climb up to Lauriston Place and back down again each time. I finished in 104th place in a time of 1:40:41 -- 2 minutes quicker than my PB in the Glasgow Half last October. Hope to make it to the training before the lambing starts.

Bye for now --- Wattie.

Well done on the PB !!

Monday 8 March 2010

Moorfoots at Lasswade 10 mile RR

Pic - Julia, in the bunch at mile 2
In very Spring-like conditions, a huge contingent of Moorfoots (both runners and supporters - the Hobbs girls) travelled to the village of Roslin for the 2010 Lasswade AC 10 mile road race.
Spoils for the day included the men's team prize, second place in the women's team prize and a handful of 'course bests' over the hilly route. (I can only recall one short section of the route which could be considered flat...all that hill rep training is finally paying off...)
Mike Reid (56:46 10th), James (57:23 11th) and Wull's (59:28 16th) sub 60' times secured the first team prize of the year for the Moorfoots, with Tom (60:29 23rd) amd Darin (60:46 24th) not far behind...
Johnny's 'sub 65' target for the day sounded ambitious but he achieved this with ease (64:33 39th). Kenny's 65:46 47th was almost 3 mins faster than last year (beat that !! 1 year older, 3 mins faster !!), enough to hold off the fast improving Julia (67:24 62nd, 5th lady !) who lead the charge for the Ladies team.

Rachael's top 100 position (71:46 95th) consolidated the Ladies team position and Alison secured the second place for the team with a solid 77:30 (164th) for a comfortable top half of the field finish.
The day was rounded off nicely with some top nosh back at the Whitehill FC ground - the weather being pleasant enough to sit outside, believe it or not....
Full results here...

Sunday 7 March 2010

Upcoming Races

The Cross-country season is now behind us and the road and hill seasons begin to gather pace....
A quick summary of upcoming races where there is some planned Moorfoot participation:

Sun 14-March Glentress Duathlon (Short Course) 12:00 (entries closed)

Sat 20-March The Mighty Deerstalker (5K and 10K "trail" races) - entries here...
Sat 20-March Chapelgill Hill Race - details here... good cost per ascent !

Sun 28-March Grangemouth 10K - details here... entries close 21-March !!

Sat 3-April Dunbar 10K - details here... new route; entries close 26-March !!

Sun 11-April Gala 10K - details here... fast course, entry on day...

Any others planned ? Drop me a note or leave a comment on the Blogger....