Tuesday 10 July 2012

Moorfoot Social Run to the Top of the Moorfoots - Sunday 15 July

hi - please let me know if you are coming as I only have 1 definite. Cheers

I am planning to take a social run from Innerleithen up to Windlestraw Law, which at 659m is the highest point in the Moorfoot Hills. Meet at the Cuddy bridge behind our house, 52 Leithen Road, at 10am on Sunday morning if you are interested.
This date clashes with the Kelso 10k so let me know if lots of people are planning to do this as if they are I can move it.
It is quite a long run 16km there and back and about 700m ascent so I would expect 2 -2.5 hours for a social relaxed pace run. Depending on the turn out we could split into two groups - with a more relaxed pace or shorter route and a faster group if some people want to have a bit of blast. Either way it will be good training for the Lee Pen race at St Ronans Games the week later.

Tea and cakes will be laid on at our house afterwards. Please let me know if you are thinking of coming so I can get enough cakes!


email - (replace at with @) colin.m.williams (at) talk21.com

Saturday 7 July 2012

Sarah 8th at Euro Mountain Running Champs

No feedback from Sarah McCormack from Turkey yet (her own blog to follow) but the official results are here http://www.denizli-pamukkale2012.org/2nd_language/index.html  A fantastic top ten finish and only 1s off 7th. A great improvement on last year. She was comfortably ahead of the 3rd counter in the GB team which took team gold. Looks like she was 7th at the top of the first lap ascent, picked up on the descent to 5th, was 8th at the top of lap 2 and after the lap 2 descent, and only just failed to get 7th on the run-in. She finished in 40.55 only 1.01 behind the winner.
Some consolation for Scout who only just missed out on the GB U20 team was that the GB U20 girls also took team gold with 1st, 4th and 6th demonstrating that the GB trial was a top-notch race.
Short video from EAA on this link with a couple of quick shots of Sarah in the green of Ireland (No. 75). You might need to use your pause button though!
Also lots of photos here