Friday 30 September 2011

Moorfoots at Norham 2011

With many Moorfoots at the Two Breweries Race on the Satrurday, the Norham 10K RR on Sunday was always going to be a lower turn out, but three strong Moorfoot performances non the less...

Darin 5th place in 37:03 on the tough hilly course.

Hilary, a fantastic 53:51 (is this a PB ?) from a fast improving runner who only broke the hour mark for a 10K earlier this year (correct me if I'm wrong...)

Mike P. (Mr Moorfoot) bringing rhe 'red and blues' home in 66:50....

Sunday 25 September 2011

Two Breweries 2011

Team Moorfoot  - Two Breweries 2011
After the recent spell of mixed weather, Saturday stayed fair and it was actually quite warm in the glens while breezy on the tops - ideal weather for this years Two Breweries Race.

The under foor conditions were perhaps slightly wetter and slipper than you might expect at this time of year, but it didn't seem to affect the race times too much.

Tom Hobbs, racing his first Breweries Race, led the Moorfoots home in an impressive 3:16(14th), closely followed by Wull (3:17 16th) in a closely fought race.

Mike McG, starting to come back to form, followed in in 3:25 (23rd) and was pleased with his race.
Kenny and Colin had a closely fought battle, Kenny reversing last years result in 3:38 (37th) to Colin's 3:44 (40th).
Julia, running in her 40th SHR race of the year, brought the Moorfoots home in 3:46 (43rd).
Full results and analysis on the really rather good Scottish Hill Racing website...
Lots of tired legs afterwards but we still managed to hobble along to the Broughton Village Hall for refreshments and a blether before the return drive home.
Another grand day out, and top marks again to Pete Baxter and his team of helpers for putting on another great race.

Porties' blog on this years race here... including some good pics

Lots of good SHR photos of the race here by Ian Nimmo...
(including the one of me simulating running at the top a Trahenna !!)

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Title for Julia

Moorfoot Julia Connor was yesterday named first female in the Dumfries and Galloway hill
running championship. This championship, now reinstated after a gap of
ten years, is based on the 5 hill races in the region: Criffel, Screel, Durisdeer, the Devil's Beeftub and Merrick. Trophies were awarded after the Merrick Race prizegiving.

Well done Julia !

Sunday 18 September 2011

Two Breweries Hill Race 2011 - Roll Call

Smile for the camera.....
One week to go until the 2011 Two Breweries Hill Race (Sat 24-Sept 1200 start) - the local hill running classic.

Looks like another good Moorfoot entry again this year but with a few 'Breweries regulars missing this year due to other commitments.

Don't forget that it is pre-entry only - see link below:

Tom Hobbs and myself did a quick recce on parts of the course on Saturday - it's wet and muddy up there on Hundleshope and Whitelaw Hill !!

Moorfoots at Hawick Half Marathon

This is about the third running I think of the Hawick Half Marathon - a hard hilly road running route, which puts off all but the toughest runners.

Wull Hynd was back again this year as defending champion and made a good effort at defending his title, only losing out this year to Grant Wilkie (Costorphine) by a matter of seconds over thr 13.1 mile course.

Grant 1:18:14
Wull 1:18:28

Good also to see Walter "Wattie" Barrie back in the results with a solid 1:53:29.

Moorfoots at Kelso Two Bridges Race

Scout is first lady at Kelso Crawlers Two Bridges Race....

Photo and results here..

Moorfoots in Albania

Sarah continues her globe trotting in Irish Hill Rinning colours...

Strength and mental fortitude are essential attributes for hill runners and
Sarah McCormack certainly proved her elite status in Tirana, Albania last
Sunday when representing Ireland in the World Mountain Running
Championships. She was delighted to finish in 37th place out of an elite
field of 63 from all round the world, despite turning an ankle on what
others have described as a very dangerous course over 8.8km and 500m of
ascent/descent. She was the first Irish finisher and came home ahead of one
of the GB team which picked up team bronze. No Scots made the GB team.

Sarah said "I was happy with my run but the race itself was awful - 35
degrees, no shade, they ran out of water, and very dangerous narrow
switchback descents. Half the Irish team was injured or sick or both. I came
down with food poisoning after the race and was ill across three countries
on the return journey!" An enforced but deserved rest follows.

USA took gold, as in the men's race, Kasie Enman finishing over 1 minute
ahead of the field.

(No results published online yet but report here )

Monday 5 September 2011

Moorfoots on Ben Nevis 2011

Well done to Darin who ran in this year's Ben Nevis race, finishing in 1:52 (well within his sub 2hr target) for an excellent 38th place.

Good also to seee the return of Ben Nevis veteran Russell Anderson after a prolonged absence, recording 2:12 (151st).

Scotland most prolific ladyohill runner (?) Julia Conner was there also, making her first Ben Nevis appearance, recording a very meritable 2:27 (255th)

480 (!!) finishers.....

A race for every hill racer's racing CV (I may regret saying that !!!)...well done to all...

Results here...