Saturday 31 October 2015

Quizzing Eggheids a Solid Third

Beardiebutbaldie, Burnie Caffs and Trucker Collins was the diminished Moorfoot Eggheids team for the PRFC Sports Club quiz with fourth man Quarryman Stevens a late call-off. Five rounds of 15 questions each (averaging a Guinness per round!) saw the Eggheids mid-pack amongst the ten teams at the half-time interval and a strong picture round saw them climb to 3rd equal by the finish, only 4 points shy of the runner-up prize won by Quiz Team Aguillera (Peebles Netball).
Burnie Caffs' impressive knowledge of the German origins of lager, Trucker Collins' personal experience of the Munich Oktoberfest (held in September!) and Beardiebutbaldie's eventual recognition of TV tottie Julia Bradbury, all helped score valuable points.
Points were missed (amongst others) on which other English football team apart from Newcastle play at St James's Park, the band that played the theme tune to Friends, which European country after Russia has the most lakes, and in which European city the next Ryder Cup will be played. Any ideas?

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Halloween Handicap Results 2015

Scary looking bunch....
Another 'monster' performance from Colin who ran from the scratch position through the field to win the Tues Night Halloween handicap.

Close racing though, with the first five finishers all within 30 seconds of each other, over the twisting and turning Glentress Green MTB trail.

Battery checks and head torch shake down required by some before the next night run....just saying...

Thanks to Kirsty for starting/finishing/recording the times.

We'll organise another one soon if there is further interest....

Results below:

Runner Distance KM Corrected Time Handicap Scratch Time Position Pace (Min/Km)
Colin Williams 3.5 00:16:06 00:03:45 00:12:21 1 00:03:32
Kenny Davidson 3.5 00:16:16 00:03:00 00:13:16 2 00:03:47
Eddie Balfour 3.5 00:16:23 00:02:30 00:13:53 3 00:03:58
Robert Wilson 3.5 00:16:28 00:00:00 00:16:28 4 00:04:42
Mike McGovern 3.5 00:16:35 00:03:30 00:13:05 5 00:03:44
Alan Elder 3.5 00:19:53 00:02:15 00:17:38 6 00:05:02

Jedburgh 10K Road Race 2015

Another Moorfoot Winter Series counter, there were four Moorfoots out on course at this year's Jedburgh 10K. Conditions were good, for a race which has had a 'windy' reputation over previous years, so only the lumpy nature of the course to use as an excuse this year...

Darin Dougal 36:58 (6th) - usual strong performance and 2nd MV40
Scott McDonald 38:30 (14th) - good run only a month after running a marathon
Kenny Davidson 40:29 (21st)
Alan Elder 42:55 (32nd) - massive PB !

366 runners

Full results here...

Sunday 25 October 2015

Run Of The Mill - Alva

Still has to be one of my favourite races on the calendar, good runnable tracks along the Ochils with a fantastic decent into Alva to finish. This is the third time I have run it and I finally got to see some of the views looking over the Forth Valley.
Not my best time - but thoroughly enjoyed the race!


Wednesday 14 October 2015

Halloween Headtorch Handicap

The Tuesday night training group are planning a wee handicap race on Tuesday 27-October up in Glentress Forest. Route at this link - ~4Km on good trails.
Everyone welcome....

First runners off at 7:00pm - meet up at exit of the Green Mountain Biking Trail for ~6:50pm.

There will be a group running up from Kingsmeadows car park leaving promptly at 6:30pm, via the bike path and road  up Jenny's Brae.
If you are heading straight there, you can drive up to the Buzzard's next car park in Glentress and access from this side  - exit of Green Trail (handicap start)  is ~5 mins jog from Buzzard's Nest car park.

Remember your head torch !!!

Sunday 11 October 2015

Manor Water Hill race - Round 1 Club Winter Champs

Lucas nearing the summit of The Scrape

Father David still smiling!

Another great day for this years Manor Water hill race. 
In the Junior race Ethan Elder came home first in a time of 22mins
Senior race:-
Darin Dougal   1:18  (8th) - 4th MV40
Lucas Cheskin  1:25 (21st)  - suffering from a cold
David Wilson 1:31 (26th) - great run - Tue night sessions working well.
Eddie Balfour 1:36 (30th) - suffering from old age
Alan Elder 1:41 (37th) - put in a great sprint finish (a familiar trait now)
David Cheskin 1:47 (45th) - good first half of the race -faded a bit on the way home

Free beer at the end for all those who finished. A very amusing bunch of Dutch runners who travelled all the way to Peebles for the weekend to do a hill race and then a days mountain biking.
Race results and report

Friday 9 October 2015

PRFC Quiz Night for Sports Clubs

Peebles RFC are holding a quiz night for local sports clubs in the rugby clubrooms on Friday 30 October at 8pm. £10 for a team of four with raffle proceeds going to the winning team’s sports club. We can have more than one team. I have entered the Moorfoot Eggheids - me, Pete Collins and two non-baldies Alan Elder and Willie Stevens. If anyone else wants to enter a second team (or third) then text Shorty at PRFC on 07772 834483.  PS I gather it is a general quiz, not just a sports quiz.