Wednesday 23 March 2011

Edinburgh Half Marathon - Sunday 10th April

Hi I'm doing the Edinburgh Half Marathon on Sunday 10th April and was wondering if anyone else was? It's a 9am start, but does not start and finish in the same place so I was looking to coordinate with transport. let me know if you are, Cheers Colin 01896 831 866

Sunday 20 March 2011

Run the John Buchan Way - Sunday 10-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 (start from Broughton Place) - then run back, in one two or however many 'packs' - stopping off at the Davidson house(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...

Weekend Roundup

A busy weekend , with Moorfoots competing in the local Deerstalker and 'adventure' race, Chapelgill Hill Race and further afield at the Alloa Half Marathon.

At the Deestalker, the Moorfoot charge was led by Darin and Colin, achieving 4th (1:20) and 11th (1:25) respectively, but unable to hold off the HBT raiders who took the first two places, well clear of the rest of the field.
The Moorfoot rearguard action was led by Mile Pearson and his daughter Kate, who finished in 3:26 (in the dark !!) - well done...

Eddie Balfour was the sole Moorfoot at the Chapelgill Hill Race, securing a good 14th place in this short and very sharp 'to the summit and back' sprint.

Out on the roads of Alloa, Johnny and Steve were battling it out - a close one this - with Johnny taking the honours this time by a slender margin in 1:23:11 (55th) against Steve's 1:23:54 (66th) - two PBs..?

And not to be out done, James has been continuing his Ultra distance training...

James wrote:
"I ran from Traquair to Moffat along the Southern Upland Way (about 33 miles) on Saturday. The route to the Ettrick valley makes for an excellent run, the 5 mile road stretch up the Ettrick valley into the wind was a hard slog and the final 10 miles over to Moffat is a real wilderness. The route took 5 hours."

Friday 11 March 2011

2011 Moorfoot Runners Memberships now due...

Dear Moorfoot,

Following our AGM last Friday, the subs for 2011 have been agreed and remain unchanged from last year.

Annual membership subs are due now for membership from 1st April 2011 to 31st March 2012.

Please find 2011 membership renewal form at this link:



Durty Triathlon and new Durty Trail Race

Some 'Durty' News....thanks to Johnny for passing this on...

Durty Tri 2011 30-July-2011

Race date this year is Saturday 30th July. Durty Tri is proud to host the Scottish Off-Road Triathlon Championships this year - all Tri Scotland Race Licence holders are eligible, and there are cash prizes for the first 3 Men and Women across the line. Yee-hah!. Of course, there will also be the usual range of truly amazing Durty Tri trophies as well. Hmmm. Well, beer anyway.

The event details are at

Those good folks at the Tri Centre in Edinburgh are supporting us again this year. Please help us by helping them - they'll sort you out for wetsuit hire, and shiny triathlon toys of all kinds -

Durty 10km Trail Race 28-July-2011

New for 2011, and due to popular demand (well, we hope it will be popular!), we've added a 10km trail race to the Durty roster. It's over the same ever-so-slightly-tough-and-undulating 10km course that the Long Hard Durty uses. A good opportunity fto race or your long-suffering water-hating friends and supporters?. We hope so.

The course starts with the beautiful undulating lochside paths, and then climbs, climbs and climbs on forest roads through the Bowerhope Forest. Did we mention the course climbs yet? A short rough and a little bit boggy (!) section through a forest break takes you out onto the amazing open hillside, with spectacular views over the Yarrow Valley and St. Mary's Loch. You'll then plunge headlong down the hillside on rough quad track and re-emerge for tea + medals (well, possibly not medals, we think they're a bit naff) in the finish field to the respect and adulation of your family and pals. Sounds great, huh?.

Online entry for both events at

Monday 7 March 2011

Moorfoots at Bishop Hill

With the SHR season well underway, it was a return to the Lomond Hills, scene earlier this year for the Devil's Burdens, for Julia and Russell.

A short, sharp one thjs, by the looks of the times - Russell in 28th place (22:48) and Julia in 52nd (26:07).

More info here..

Moorfoots at Lasswade 10 miler

Colin in action...
The Lasswade 10 mile road race unofficially marks the end of the XC season and the start of the road racing season, and usually proves to be a good judge of winter form for all those 'returning to the road'.

A capacity field lined up at the start, with six Moorfoots in the mix this year, looking to put down a good start to the season. Despite the sun being out for this year's race, a cool breeze kept the temperatures on the chilly side, but still ideal racing conditions.

First Moorfoot home was Mike Reid (57:05 7th) securing a top 10 placing in a strong field.
Wull Hynd, returning after rest from a niggling injury, put in a strong run for 11th place in 58:36 (and 3rd MV). Mike McGovern's 24th place (61:22) secured an overall Moorfoot team placing of 4th, behind Costorphine, HBT and Lasswade.

Darin came home close behind in 61:41 (28th), with a very strong run from Colin Williams (62:55, 37th) showing that his early season training for a Spring marathon must be going well.

Last Moorfoot home was Kenny in a new PB of 64:39 (47th) - more than a minute faster than last year !

This years race also incorporated a Scottish Vets series leg, and a chance catch up with some former clubmates from Calderglen Harriers. I heard you liked the 'hills'...!!

Full results here...

Bob Marshalls photos here...

Thursday 3 March 2011

Entries now open or Jura Fell Race

Russell writes to say:

Isle of Jura Fell Race is open for entries. Entry form on the race website. Should sell out within a few days.

Cheers. Russell

More details on SHR website: