Tuesday 26 July 2011

Moorfoots at Oxton Games Hill Race

First place and third place to Darin and Mike McG respectively....well done both !

More details here...

Sunday 17 July 2011

Moorfoots at Lee Pen Hill Race

 A record 46 runners entered Lee Pen with a good quality field. Al Anthony won.Mike McGovern was 6th, Will was 9th and  Sarah McCormack 2nd lady.

Results here...

Saturday 16 July 2011

Moorfoots at Rattlesnake Point (Ontario, Canada)

Spot the Moorfoot...
When arranging  our family holiday to Canada to visit some friends, we managed to find details of a nearby trail race, sponsored by Salomon - part of the 5 Peaks Trail race series - which fitted nicely into our schedule.

So the running gear was packed in the suitcase, and the first week of the holiday had some early morning runs squeezed in, trying to acclimatise to the mid 80s F temperatures.

Race day was hot - but the trail was bone dry and dusty (and rocky and rooty !) - an unusual course starting at the top of the Niagara escarpment, running through the shade of the trees along the edge of the canyon, before a descent down to the canyon floor, a long climb up the other side, before re descending and then climbing back up the other side again to the finish - just under 13km for the 'Enduro' course.

The heat took it toll latterly but I still managed a respectable 55mins (54:58) for 20th from 319 finishers and 5th in the MV 40-49 category. Full results here...

Eilidh raced in the shorter 'Sports' course (4.7Km), finishing in 27 mins and actually taking first place in the W10-14 category - 'go girl !!!"

Wednesday 13 July 2011

Lee Pen Hill Race - Sat 16-July

Run up a hill, run down a hill, relax with a beer or ice cream to watch the St Ronan's Games....what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in July.

The Lee Pen Hill race is this weekend (Sat 16-July) starting at Victoria Park in Innerleithen - sign-on/registration around 1:00pm in the football ground.

Moorfoots in Turkey

A 20-hour journey, temperatures approaching 30°C, and 1600m altitude - these were just some of the challenges faced by Scout Adkin and Sarah McCormack at the European Mountain Running Championships on Mount Uludag near Bursa in Turkey on Sunday 10 July, never mind the select fields of Europe’s top mountain runners from 26 different countries.
In her first outing in a GB vest Scout (17) secured a hugely creditable top half finish, coming home 15th in the Junior Women’s U20 race. She completed the uphill only course of 4km and 405m of ascent in 25mins 10 seconds, just over 3 minutes behind the clear winner and defending champion Denisa Dragomar from Romania and one place and a few seconds adrift of her GB team-mate Ffion Price from Wales, reversed form from the selection race four weeks ago.
Sarah was making her International debut for Ireland in the senior women’s race over 8.5km and 865m climb and picked up a few places with a strong second half to finish 42nd and top Irish finisher in 56 minutes and 33 seconds, not too far behind 4th GB counter Nicola Meekin.
This was a huge learning experience for both. Scout is still eligible for the U20 age-group next year and Sarah is still a relative newcomer to hill running so there is much potential for further progress. After a short re-charge, their attention will now focus on gaining selection for the World Championships in Albania in September.