Monday, 7 January 2019

Round up of senior Moorfoot socials over the festive period


A belated round up of the activities over the festive period.

Christmas food and drinks, Tues 4th Dec
There was a good turn out for the Christmas drinks and food on the first Tuesday in December.
The opportunity was also taken to award the club cup for the best performer of the year. There were lots of great performances this year which made it a hard choice but the award went to Amy Alcorn for a excellent debut time at Edinburgh Marathon of 3:36:33 and then at the Tunnel Run in October and winning the senior woman’s first prize. 


Innerleithen Festive Handicap  Sunday 23rd Dec
There was handicap held in the woods in Innerleithen for Moorfoots and friends. https://moorfootrunners.blogspot.com/2018/12/moorfoot-festive-handicap-innerleithen.html

There were 10 runners:
Finish Position
Name
Predicted Time (mins)
Start time
Finish Time
Scratch Time
Scratch Position
1
Benjamin Hindley
36
00:23:10
00:58:15
00:35:05
1
2
Colin Tweedie
45
00:14:10
00:58:25
00:44:15
6
3
Alan Elder
44.5
00:14:40
00:59:06
00:44:26
7
4
Simon Hammond
37
00:22:10
00:59:36
00:37:26
2
5
Lucy Colquhoun
42
00:17:10
00:59:44
00:42:34
5
6
Lucy Oldham
50.5
00:08:40
01:00:06
00:51:26
8
7
Colin Williams
38.5
00:20:40
01:00:37
00:39:57
3
8
Dave Gaffney
38.5
00:20:40
01:01:56
00:41:16
4
9
Vickie Morrison
50.5
00:08:40
01:02:20
00:53:40
9
10
Callum McBride
45
00:14:10
01:09:27
00:55:17
10

Benjamin Hindley was both the fastest on scratch and caught the field on the handicap. His time was the course record! Many thanks to Dave Gaffney who helped me course setting, Pete Hall (timing) and Andy Cox (marshalling / photos) and Austen Williams for being a very enthusiastic helper!
Also to Fi Williams for manning the fort for refreshments and treats (mince pies and mulled wine etc) afterwards and it was a good catch up afterwards for runners and family.
Lucy and Lucy
Benjamin scorching

Alan Elder
Dave Gaffney
Annual Boxing Day run to the mast at the top of Glentress

The annual run to the mast was very well attended with 15 runners burning off that turkey and then most headed to the Peel cafĂ© to meet with the juniors who had been taking part in Gregor’s handicap and ‘refuel’.



New Years Eve run through Bowbeat Windfarm

The weather was kind although very blowy (well it is a wind farm!) and the five runners (plus two dogs) taking part in the 13 mile run with 1,800 ft ofclimb were treated to some great views. You can see the route here: https://www.strava.com/activities/2046293497




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