Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Moorfoot’s hosted round of the Borders XC series in Peebles

Sunday saw the Peebles leg of the Borders cross country roll into Haylodge park.

Firstly many thanks to all marshals and helpers involved for a very well organised and run event, especially to Mike Pearson, Eddie Balfour and Gregor Nicholson whose input is key.

Some great times and running on a difficult course at its slickest, with mud virtually everywhere in sparkling sunshine.

A total of 114 runners finished the junior race. Lots of runners in the colourful kids race over a hilly course round the park. Full Junior results at:  https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=126552
East Lothian 16-year-old Fraser Kelly won the junior race after leading from the start. Fionn Hollingsbee finishing seventh for the Moorfoots. Mussleburgh's Flora Henry triumphed in the girls' race, winning the sprint for the line from Beth Hobbs of Peebles.

A total of 189 runners completed the senior four-and-a-bit miles course. Carnethy's Eoin Lennon yet again showed he is a class above by maintaining his unbeaten record this winter on the Borders Series.
With so many on marshal duty only two Moorfoots were in action in the senior race, Colin Williams in 22nd (6th M40; 28:47) and then Alan Elder, (14th M50; 34:33). Both had helped set the course the day before and were glad to have had the chance to test their tree jumping skills to negotiate the fallen trunk blocking the path near Neidpath Castle and avoid some especially squelchy sections.

Photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125100284@N03/albums/72157663382335167 Thanks to Alex Corbett (Teviotdale Harriers)

 Report inspired by   Peeblesshire News / Ian Munro - thanks

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