Thursday 27 September 2012

Tuesday Evening Group Runs Resume 2 October

Tuesday night "winter" group runs will resume in Peebles at 6.30pm on Tuesday 2 October. These are very informal and not restricted just to the juniors. Everyone is welcome. Indeed it's good to have some mums and dads or seniors to  run "shotgun". (However parents of U-16s should note that this can’t be guaranteed.)  
It's as safe an evening route as you will find - up Springhill Road, round behind Spar, through Victoria Park and back along Kingsmeadows Road to start the loop again (i.e. no roads to cross). There aren’t too many driveways but you do need to stay alert to the possibility of cars coming out of driveways. Also, take care not to send pedestrians flying when you run round corners! If you need to pass someone, either a pedestrian or another runner, choose a good time and place so it is safe (for both you and them). It doesn’t matter if you are slowed down for a few seconds. Don’t run in too tight a bunch. Watch your step until you get to know the route. Take care on the bumpy pavement by the tennis courts. Take it easy when you turn left at Spar which is a blind corner. The pedestrian path into the park is steep and you should avoid running too fast downhill on such a hard surface. (You can use this downhill section to ease off for a wee breather, then pick up the pace again when you are back on the level.) Take care at the steps out of the park at Priorsford Bridge. There are also a few places on the loop where the pavement/path is a little bit uneven. Take extra care if it is icy and don’t run if it is too slippy. As you will be running on a hard “road” surface for quite a long way, good running trainers should be worn, not casual or fashion trainers.
We will aim over a few weeks to build up the distance covered at a fairly easy pace, then we start to vary the pace a bit, then look for a harder more sustained pace. We have a real mix of ability and speeds, but it is about everyone doing what is right for them, whether that is a fairly easy 3 laps (c. 2.25 miles) for the younger ones (or older mums/dads!) or 8 hard laps for the more experienced runners. 
See you Tuesday at Kingsmeadows car park - ready to run when the Parish church chimes 6.30pm i.e. be warmed up before then. Although it won't be dark when we start, it will be getting gloomy towards the end so wear something light in colour and preferably something high vis. 

Sunday 23 September 2012

The Two Breweries 2012

Cool dry and sunny conditions for this years Two Breweries Race  -soft underfoot conditions though due to some very wet conditions through the week.

A good showing of Moorfoots - Mike Reid leading the charge (3:07), taking some twelve mins off his previous best time, followed by James (3:16), Andy Cox (3:32), Colin (3:37), Julia (3:42) and Chris Blackwood (4:15)

Results still to be published but should be available here soon.....
Thanks to Ian Nimmo for the photos taken at the top of Trahenna, just prior to the final ridge run, descent and run along the road to the finish....

Scotland Vests for Scout and Jacob

Scout and Jacob Adkin were both in action for Scotland at the hill running Home International at Melmerby near Penrith on Saturday.

Jacob, in his first international race (he was selected in June for the WMRA International but could not attend due to a clash with the PHS battlefields trip) had a stormer to finish 6th and first Scot over the 4.3km uphill only Under-16 course. He had finished 3rd in the Scotland trial but was finishing strongest that day and he duly turned the tables this time, again closing in on those ahead towards the finish at the top of Hartside.

Scout, an experienced international at junior level for Scotland and GB, was earning her first senior vest having only just turned 19. She too had an excellent run over the 10km uphill course, finishing strongly after a sensibly steady start to come home 12th overall and 3rd of the 5-strong Scotland team. A couple of firsts for Scout - she actually overtook someone on a downhill section across the undulating ridge to Hartside and she also won a sprint to the line!!! :-)

Full results here

Saturday 22 September 2012

Date Change to BXC 2012/13 Opener at Lauder

Was Sunday 28-October, which clashed with Jedburgh Festival of Running.... moved to Sunday 4-November (Lauder, including registration for full series)

More details at

Now you can run both !!!

Culter Fell Horseshoe Race 2012

Eddie on Culter Fell
Two , Eddie and Russell at the reinstatment of the Culter Fell Horseshoe Race.

Good runs by both - Russell 11th in 2:37 and Eddie 21st in 2:52 - 53 finishers - over the tough 18Km course with almost 1500m of climbing.

Full results here..

Sunday 16 September 2012

Sarah and Scout in Scottish 10k Road Race Championship Wins

Flash news from the Stirling 10k this morning which comprised the Scottish 10k Road Race Championship is that Sarah McCormack took the senior women's title in an unofficial 33 mins 33 seconds and Scout Adkin took the junior women's title in 38.43. Double gold for Moorfoots!

Saturday 8 September 2012

Paul at the Great Scottish Run

Paul does the Mobot
I think that I was the only Moorfoot there although as usual there was good representation from Peebles.
Weather was perfect. Dry and warm but not too warm. Managed a 1/2 marathon PB (1.38.19) and over 5 minutes better than last year. Must be the new training regime and diet.
The photo is of the Peebles crew doing the Mobot in George Sq after the race. Couldn't miss an Olympic moment.
Next race is Kielder marathon on the 7th Oct. If anyone else is going and want to share a lift email me at


Wednesday 5 September 2012

BXC 2012/13 - Dates now confirmed

See link to BXC news page below:

All kicks off at Lauder on 28-Oct (clash with Jedburgh HM and 10K !!) ; Peebles leg on 2-December !!

SPORT KELSO Two Bridges Race

SPORT KELSO Two Bridges Race - ~5K multi terrain

Local race at Kelso this weekend (Sunday 9th September 2012 at 1.00 pm )

Registration from 11.30 am  at Shedden Park, Kelso; entry on the day

More details from: 07805 034932

Details of last years race (results and times) here....

If you are going, please also get in touch with last years ladies race winner Scout Adkins (01721 729651) - she has a trophy she is looking for someone to return for her (she cannot make this years race...)

Tuesday 4 September 2012

Sarah at World Mountain Running Championships

Gregor has texted in a quick update....

"Sarah was 15th at World Mountain Running Champs today - brilliant ! Beat Wilkinson, Robinson and Clayton from GB. Results at WMRA website...

Also, at Scottish Home International Trials at Menstrie - Scout 3rd in Ladies, Jacob 3rd in U16 Boys and Lucas 7th in U16 Boys
Puts Scout and Jacob in reconning for International call up at end of September..."

Results here...