Monday 16 January 2023

Feel the Burns 2023 (by Kerry Law)

 The weather gods were kind to us again for Feel the Burns this year. It was a cold, clear day with a dusting of snow on the tops and eight Moorfoots headed to Selkirk for the race. 


The start was as tough as always, with the climbing beginning after the first mile, but it was nice to head up though the bracken and into the sun. After the lung-busting climb up to the Three Brethern the race follows the Southern Upland way along the tops on a lovely runnable track. There were a lot of muddy puddles, and some snow and ice to dodge, but the views of surrounding hills were beautiful. And helped distract from burning calves!


It was great to be cheered on by Dean and Gillian, who’d run up to the summit of Brown Knowe, and their vegan sweeties were much appreciated! The marshals all around the course were great too, always with a smile and offering encouragement as we ran past. 


There was a chance to enjoy the long descent to Broadmeadows Farm—lots more muddy puddles and far-reaching views—before steeling ourselves for the last steep climb up the aptly named Foulshiels Hill. 


Back at the rugby club we enjoyed the simple pleasures of dry socks and hot tea! The soup and haggis pies made for a good post-run feed too. 


The Selkirk Fund Runners managed to capture some great pictures of us all grimacing. I’m sure we were smiling on the inside!

And special mention to Diana who came 2nd in the W40 category. Well done! 

Full results are due soon here.  

Sunday 8 January 2023

Kielder Winter Trail 10M (By Dorien Kimenai)

On 7th January, a few Moorfooters crossed the borders and headed off to England to run the Kielder Winter Trail 10M. The organization should be applauded for this race as the route was beautiful and the runners were smiling all the way despite the very heavy rain. With the endearing Kielder Castle in our back we started the race. The first 6 miles included some effort with a big ascent, but the downhill was superb, and the last 4 miles were Scottish flat. Team Moorfoot did great as we all ended up in the top 5 of our age category! A special mention to Martin who came 1st in his age category 5 years ago and did it again this year – well done!

Results: Kielder Winter 10 Miles Race (

1st MV50 - Martin Holt

4th FV40 - Gillian Carr

4th FS - Kerry Law

5th MV60 - Tim Warner

2nd FS - Dorien Kimenai

We warmed up again in the car on our way back with dry socks, heated seats (sorry Kerry and Gillian, next time you can sit in the front!) and with the lovely Sun that came out. The Moorfoot team couldn’t resist a stop at the Three Hills in Selkirk for coffee and cake. It was another great day out and a race I would love to do again and definitely recommend!

Masters Cross Country Championships 2023

 Hi Everyone,

The Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships 2023 is on the Sunday 5th February at Tollcross Park in Glasgow.

If you are a Vet runner (40+) and fancy running have a look at :

Its a great event and a chance to run at national level for your club against other clubs in Scotland.  

I think it would be good for the club profile and I'm looking to see if anyone is interested in completing.  To be eligible you must be a member of Scottish Athletics and the Moorfoot Runners must be your first claim club.

If you are not a member its easy to join and if you race in Scotland often its worthwhile as you get a discount on most race entries:

Entries must be declared by the 19th January.  If you are interested please get in touch with me (Dean) via Whatsapp, Facebook or by email deanocarr@aolDOTcom (replace DOT with . to avoid me getting spammed by Internet Bots) by Monday 16th January.

Many thanks


Wednesday 4 January 2023

Greenmantle Dash 2023 (Gillian Carr)


A cracking start to the new year!

After a break of a few years the Greenmantle Dash was back with vengeance. Now hosted by the Penicuik Harriers the short dash up the front face of Trahenna on a glorious sunny day, drew over 100 runners from the south and beyond.

A few Moorfoot Runners made their way along to Broughton, including Heather & Dorien who cycled there, warming up on this frosty morning, and racking up a few extra miles for Doddie Aid.

The race is only 2 miles long, but full of challenges! Starting at Broughton Brewery, first you have to loup over a wall, wade across the river (which wasn’t as bad as a couple of days ago) but still knee deep! Plod through a muddy bog and then slog up to the top of the hill! Beautiful views and you were certainly warm by the time you got to the top! Then it was a case of trying to stay on your feet on the steep slippy down hill, back through the muddy field and then a flat sprint along the road to the village hall.

Everyone had well earned their soup & Broughton Ale!


A really friendly event, well organised by Penicuik Harriers, encouraging Marshalls and great kitchen helpers

Some great prizes as well - a box of organic veg & eggs for the winners from each age category!

A few Moorfoot prize winners -

3rd MV40 - Andy Cox

2nd FV40 - Gillian Carr

2nd MV70 - Mike Goddard


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