Tuesday 30 July 2013

The Bridge Inn First Friday Summer Series - Race #5 (Friday 2-August)

Race #5 of the summer series this Friday coming (2-August)

Same format as previous months - registration under the north arch of Tweed Bridge from 6:15pm

Race starts on seventh strike of bells at 7:00pm

Runners registered from previous races - turn up with your number on the start line (after your warm up obviously)

New entrants - registration from 6:15pm

This months race is a two lapper for seniors and the regular one lapper for juniors.

The Bridge Inn First Friday Summer Series - Race4 Results

Shockingly long gap between race and race results being published...apologies !!!

Results to Race#4 here...

Results to the four races to date on the Moorfoot Runners website


Sunday 28 July 2013

Ice Cream Run - the Magnificent Seven

"No Gregor, you can't take the big ice cream home with you !!"
On a day where Nikwax was a more appropriate application than sun cream (yes, it chucked it down for the whole run!), seven hardy Moorfoot souls made it down the new Peebles Innerleithen path for their Caldwell's ice cream.

Colin make it into a personal epic, running from Innerliethen to Peebles over the hills before the Peebles-Innerleithen path leg; Lucus ran Cardrona - Peebles, Peebles-Innerleithen, Innerleithen-Cardrona; Lucy, Euan, Brian and Gregor did the more conventional Cardrona-Innerleithen-Cardrona and Kenny did the regular Peebles-Innerleithen-Peebles route.

Well done to all - one I'm sure we will repeat again on a nice day !
Plenty of ice cream kitty left for the next time !!!

Sunday 21 July 2013

Moorfoot Ice Cream Cone Run - Sunday 28-July 2013

A chance to run the new path from Peebles to Innerleithen AND get a free ice cream at Caldwells in Innerleithen....

When - Sunday 28-July-2013

How far is it ? - 6 miles (Peebles to Innerleithen)

Where - meet at Gytes Leisure Centre Peebles and be ready to start running at 10:00am.
(Alternatively, if 6 miles is a bit daunting, we will pick up runners at the Cardrona Village Hall on the Green at 10:30am...Cardrona to Innerleithen is ~2.5 miles)

How do I get home ? - you can either run back, get the bus or arrange a lift....
(If you start at Cardrona, the Cardrona-Innerleithen-Cardrona distance is ~ 5miles)

How fast ? - we'll try and run down to Innerleithen as a group, so sociable pace with regular regrouping; on the way back, runners can run back at their own pace or return via alternative transport as necessary

What's the path like ? - 90% tarmac surface, very flat (no hills), lovely new bridge over the Tweed beyond Cardrona - suitable for standard road running shoes

Drop a quick email to Kenny (kg.davidsonATbtinternet.com)if you are planning to come along, such that we can plan numbers...

Scout 4th for Scotland at Snowdon (TV highlights Sun 7.30pm)

While the hardy locals were lining up in Victoria Park at the St Ronan's Games ready to endure the rigours of Lee Pen, Scout was toeing the line in Llanberris with 600 others about to set off on her toughest challenge yet - the Snowdon International race over 16.1km with a climb of 1006m. Whilst still very warm, Scout reported it to be not quite as hot as the previous day's 30C. Undeterred by what lay ahead, particularly the brutal 8km descent, Scout headed her Scottish team-mates for most of the way up, only being overtaken by Jill Mykura as they approached the summit where Scout turned 4th woman in 57.03. Now for the descent, not her strong point (Gregor says!) - but it has been improving in recent races. One place lost, to the fast finishing Jackie Lee of Wales, but also one place gained by overtaking none other than experienced England and GB internationalist Pippa Maddams (!) saw Scout home for a fantastic 4th place finish in 1.28.33. With Jill picking up a place on the descent for 2nd behind Irish winner Sarah Mulligan, and Charlotte Morgan home in 6th, it was team gold for Scotland ahead of Ireland and the other home countries.
Gregor adds "When we sat down to plan her 12-13 season back in September 2012, Snowdon was on the race list as a target just for participation and experience as she tackled her first full season out of the junior ranks. To then make the Scotland team for the race was a boost but to go on to finish 4th and be a crucial counting member of the winning Scotland team is way beyond what we could have hoped for. It's testament to all the hard work and dedication which Scout has put in over the last year in making the transition to the senior ranks."
There is a highlights programme on Welsh language channel S4C on Sunday evening 7.30-8.30pm which cooncil TV folk can watch online.

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Jacob 8th in Europe

A big well done to Jacob Adkin who was running for Scotland in the World Mountain Running Association International Youth Cup in Gap, France on 7 July and finished a highly commendable 8th in what is effectively the U-18 European Championships. This matched big sis Scout’s finishing position in the same event in 2009.

Up against athletes from the traditionally strong mountain running countries such as Turkey, Italy, England, France, Poland, Bulgaria and Russia, as well as the 30C morning heat, Jacob completed the 5.3km/335m course over 2 minutes ahead of his two Scotland team-mates in 26th and 27th and only just failed to catch the second of the England runners on the run to the line. The 3-strong Scotland team finished 6th overall, one point shy of Russia. 

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Moorfoots at Calderglen Trail Race 2013

Record turn out for this years Calderglen Trail Race, boosted by a strong contingent from the Moorfoots.

Results and write up on Calderglen Harriers blogger here