Saturday 13 July 2024

Club Champs Update No 9 - Sat 13th July


A fairly busy week so updates on events, latest standings, date changes, next events & the eliminator!

Kelso 10k - A strong Moorfoot turnout this morning with the team narrowly pipped to the team prize by Gala [Note to selves - we can beat them next year!] Carol Moss was first Moorfoot home, second lady and 1st FV60. Colin Sandie was next home completing his first 10k in several years with a very strong run. Martin Holt, Mike Goddard, Kerry Law, Scott Gourlay, Ian Munro and Andrew Fish were the other Moorfoots with some fine runs all round on the a very varied course. A fine buffet followed thanks to the efforts of the local ladies fundraising for Cancer Research. Carol picks up bonus points for FV60 win and other podium points may be awarded as and when I can find a full set of results. 😉

Moffat Gala Race - Dorien Kimenai, Ewan Gibson, Sam Layton, Tim Warner & Fee Hodgkiss all braved the weather for the traditional 9 mile Tuesday night run. Well done all. Top marks also to Pete Caddick for providing excellent away support on an inclement evening. 

Eildon Black Hill Race - This has already been reported on BUT the results on the Scottish Hill Runners website have now been updated to include age categories (although not necessarily the correct ones - a view shared by others). I've awarded podium points retrospectively based on those results, adjusted for known errors. Half of the 12 Moorfoots participating have thus picked up podium points. 

Overall Standings

It is now very tight at the top with Gillian still top, Carol second, having closed to within just 10 points of Gillian and Jen in third. Andrew Fish is fourth leading a group of folk who are into three figures and closing in on the 125 point threshold.

Full Spreadsheet

Date Changes
(1) The 5km Time Trial that was originally scheduled for this Tuesday has been moved to 10th September. 
(2) Lilliesleaf 10k has moved back a week to 20th October and is back once again clashing with Devil's Foot Half and 10k so there are 3 races to choose from that day.

Next Events
- Lee Pen is next up on Saturday 20th July. A generous 10 points on offer for a 3 mile race! 😉
- The Northumberland Coastal Half is Sunday 21st but entries closed without any Moorfoot representation.
- Age graded 10k Time Trial on Thursday 1st August.

The Eliminator!
- "What's this?" they cried, "Is this new?" Nope. This is the Club Champs which means you need to be in the club. The spreadsheet elves have sent out many reminders (which gets a bit boring tbh), and so from 1st August only club members who have renewed their membership will be included in the champs. Thankfully most folk have diligently done this, but for anyone who recognises 29/4/83, 7/10/85 or 28/9/77 as a significant date, please check your email or that of your significant other & renew if you intend to remain in the club (champs).

Wednesday 3 July 2024

Club Champs Update No 8 - Wednesday


The main action of the last week has been at two events:

At the Lairig Ghru Race on Sunday Andy Cox, Dorien Kimenai and Heather Young all completed this classic Cairngorm route in excellent conditions. At fractionally over marathon distance they all picked up 20 bonus points.

Last night the Earlston Black Hill Race had a very strong Moorfoot representation making up over 20% of the field. The dozen strong contingent comprising David Carter-Brown, Carol Moss (2nd Female), Alex Campbell (3rd Female), Mike Goddard, Coreen McGovern, Jen Misak, Neil Jackson, Vicky Morrison, Ian Munro, Sarah Burthe, Andrew Fish & Scott Gourlay. Bonus podium points to Carol and Alex for 2nd and 3rd Female respectively. I am not seeing any age category classifications for this modest sized field but if anyone can evidence results with these on we can re-evaluate bonus podium points! ;-)

So the position at the top of the table is Gillian still in the lead with Jen in 2nd and Carol in 3rd, with all 3 reaching the Champs Medal Threshold. It is then very tight with just 20 points separating 4th to 11th place.

Full Club Champs Spreadsheet

Next up we have the Moffat Gale Race next Tuesday and the Kelso 10k on Saturday 13th July. Both cracking events.

Also worth flagging that as yet no one has claimed any "Team Player" points for a Moorfoot Relay Team. So, just a wee plug for Run The Borders should anyone fancy pulling together a team to do the Borders Abbey Way on 24th August as a relay team?  

Run The Borders

As always, any errors, omissions, Park Runs or whatever =>

Sunday 23 June 2024

Club Champs Update No 7 - Sunday 23rd June

After 12 weeks and 12 events we now have a clear leader in the 2024 Club Champs. Gillian Carr continued her current good form to finish 2nd female in there 2 Pubs race on Tuesday evening and then backed that up with a 2nd in FV40 at the Black Rock 5, throwing in a Park Run yesterday morning to complete a 35 point week, and with it taking her lead out, also to 35 points. 

Gillian also becomes the first person to clear the 125 points threshold and thus qualify for the prestigious Club Champs Medal (ooooh!).

David Carter-Brown was also in action at the 2 Pubs and claimed 2nd in the mens race. Dean, Andrew Fish plus Mike & Coreen McGovern were also at the 2 Pubs, but as not a Champs race, points only for podium finishers. (Much lobbying to get this race added to the 2025 Champs has been noted).

On Friday evening, some 1,100 runners took on the Black Rock 5 which sold out in staggeringly quick time. In addition to Gillian, Dean Carr and Sarah Burthe were quick enough to get an entry in and bag 10 points a piece.   

Yesterday was the Eildon 3 Hill Race, which was won by our own Thomas Hilton. Thomas is still a junior but take note he will be eligible for the 2025 Champs (I'll be heading down to Labrokes shortly). Spare a thought for Lauderdale Limpers' Marc Wilkinson who once again found himself looking at Thomas's back from a distance of 100 meters to finish second. Great runs from other Moorfoots including Andy Cox 2nd MV40, Mike Goddard winning MV70 with Paul Nichol and Scott Gourlay completing the Moorfoot cohort.

A retrospective shout out to Colin Williams for his phenomenal Erwald Trail Ultra in the Alps and a very well earned 25 points for that.  

There has also been much Park Run activity - too numerous to mention individually.

So the top of the table has Gillian in the lead followed by Jen Misak in 2nd, Carol Moss in 3rd with Andrew Fish and Coreen McGovern in joint 4th.

As always, errors, omission, Park Runs or any other results to declare =>


Sunday 16 June 2024

Club Champs Update No 6 - Sunday 16th June

A modest number of updates since last week, but significant ones in the overall standings.

Gillian Carr and Dorien Kimenai both took on the Edinburgh 7 Hills Race today with Gillian claiming 1st FV40 and winning a nice piece of Edinburgh rock for her efforts as well as 15 bonus podium points.

This means that we have join leaders in the champs now with Gillian Carr and Jen Misak both on 115 points, Carol Moss on 100 and Fee Hodgkiss is up to 4th on 85 having bagged some more Park Run points.

Scott Gourlay was the only other person to bag points this week again with some Park Run activity.

Next weekend we have Black Rock 5 (Friday) and Eildon Hill Race (Saturday). Then it's Earlston Black Hill Race the week after and followed by Moffat Gala Race (15km) and the Kelso 10k on Sat 13th (Note the date change to Saturday this year).

If you have any results to declare then =>

Full spreadsheet:

Sunday 9 June 2024

Club Champs Update No 5 - Sunday 9th June


End of Week 10 - With no Champs races since the last update it has been an opportunity to pick up bonus points with people doing everything from Park Runs to Ultras, and we have a new name at the top of the Club Champs Leaderboard....

Jen Misak - Did the Strathearn Marathon today picking up 3rd FV40 in blustery conditions. Add in a couple of Park Runs and Jen's tally increases by 35 points taking her to a table topping 115 and moving ahead of Carol in 2nd place.

Fee Hodgkiss picked up a couple of sets of Park Run points to move into joint 3rd with Gillian

Tim Warner & Ewan Gibson (pictured) both completed a very warm 60km Cairngorm Ultra last weekend, taking Tim up to 75 points to join Alex Campbell and Andrew Fish in joint 5th place. 

Club Champs Spreadsheet

Top of the leaderboard now looks like this:

PositionRaceTOTAL Points
1Jen Misak115
2Carol Moss100
3Gillian Carr80
3Fee Hodgkiss80
5Alex Campbell75
5Andrew Fish75
5Tim Warner75
8Sarah Burthe65
8David Carter-Brown65
8Coreen McGovern65
11Kerry Law60
11Dean Carr60
13Kiri Langmead50
13Scott Gourlay50
15Neil Jackson45
15Ewan Gibson45

Next up are 7 Hills, Blackrock & Eildon Hill race.

Monday 27 May 2024

Moorfoot Weekly Email 27th May 2024


Club News.

The club has been busy this weekend with members running in the Stornoway half marathon, and closer to home the Wobbly Bridge Race in St Boswells and the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.  Martin has done a good write up in the club champs blog which you can read about here:

Wobbly Bridge race results:

Peter Caddick has done a write up of the Stornoway weekend on the clubs Facebook page.

Track taster night 11 June 7:15 pm.
We are holding a training session on the running track at Tweedbank on the 11th June.  This will be a taster session to introduce members to what its like to run on a track.  If it proves to be popular we plan to run some more track sessions over the summer.  If you would like to come or want more information please let me know.

Club Memberships.
A gentle reminder to members that this year's membership fees are due and can be paid via Entry Central.

Club Vision working group.
The committee would like views from the membership on what they would like from our running club.  It would be great if we could get a small group together to discuss this and help the committee to form a vision for the club.  If you are interested, please let me know.  No one has come forward thus far.  It's a great opportunity to get involved.

Club kit working group.
The club are looking to partner with a sports clothing manufacturer to offer a range of club apparel via an online store.  If anyone would like to be involved in this please get in touch.  Again, no one has come forward for this.  A great opportunity to help design our club apparel.

Mental Health Awareness.
For those who took part in the 1st Headstrong mental health in sport session, there is a 2nd session focusing more on Suicide awareness.  It is advised that only those who attended the first workshop attend the second due to it being informed level training. It is proposed to hold this on Wednesday 12th June. Venue TBC.

Senior sessions this week

Tuesday 28th May (Interval Session).
This week we will train on the nice new paths in Haylodge park.  The session will be 4 min, 2 min intervals  * 4 (2 min recovery). 
Meet at Kingsmeadow Car park 7pm.  Coach/Leader: Dean Carr.
Road shoes recommended.

Thursday 30th May.

Meeting for a 7pm start outside No.1 Cafe in Innerleithen.

Run Leader – Kerry Law

Route – Lee Pen circular, approx 5 miles. And for if anyone fancies we'll pop into the Durty Brewing taproom afterwards.

Social pace with stops to regroup. Approx. 60-75 mins running time.

Trail shoes best.

And if you can't make the run but still fancy a drink and chat, we'll be in the taproom from about 8.30pm.

Upcoming Championship races

Latest update from Martin:

Current Results:

Club Champs races for June, July and August.


7 Hills



Black Rock



Eildon Hill Race




Earlston Black Hill Race



Moffat Festival Gala Race




Kelso 10k



Age graded 5km TT (Tweedbank)



Lee Pen



Entry on day

Northumberland Coastal Race




Age graded 10k TT (Bike Track to Eddleston)



Cademuir Rollercoaster


Entry on day

Scottish Half Marathon / 10k



Let Martin Holt know if you have any results to declare.

Results Spreadsheet:
Results 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 Position,Race,TOTAL Points,Age Graded 5k TT,Run Mhor Hidden Glen 10k,Age Graded 10k TT,Penicuik 10k,Note date change:Stag to Hynd Race Moffat,Gypsy Glen,Rigg Race (Balerno),Stornoway Half Marathon,Wobbly Bridge,7 Hills,Black Rock,Eildon Hill Race...

Other Races:

Penicuik Harriers are organising the Turnhouse hill race again (12/06/24; 7.30pm) .

More information, also on the main race, can be found here:

Lauder Limpers are hosting the Two Pubs Race, from Oxton to Lauder.  This is a 4.7 mile handicapped race between the Tower Hotel in Oxton and the Lauderdale Hotel in Lauder. The race has some off-road trails, sections of road and tarmac...basically everything and a hill.

** Post race buffet supper included after race in the hotel, highly recommended **

Please note there will be no organised training session on this Tuesday (12th June)

If you have anything that you would like me to add to next weeks email, please get in touch on :

Happy running

Dean (Senior Group Coordinator)

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Club Champs Update No 4 - Monday 27th May

Photo Credits: Michael Phelp Photography @ Wobbly Bridge & Peter Caddick Photography @ Stornaway.

By my maths at least 24 Moorfoots racing this weekend - please let me know if I missed anyone!

On Saturday, up in Stornaway at the half Gillian Carr was 3rd Female home and 2nd FV40, in a cracking time of 1:36:30. Dorian Kimenai, Kerry Law, Sarah Burthe, Ewan Gibson & Tim Warner were the other Moorfoots Running on what looked like a fun weekend with Pete Caddick leading the cheerleading & photography effort.

Also on Saturday at the EMF there were great runs from Thea Harris from the Moorfoot Juniors and Andrew Fish - I think they got the best of the Edinburgh weather this weekend.

On Sunday, it was the Wobbly Bridge trail race, a Moorfoots favourite, with a dozen Moorfoot Runners in action. David Carter-Brown was first overall having lead from the off, with Dean Carr picking up 2nd MV. Carol Moss was 1st FV and 2nd female overall, promoting her to the main podium, making space for Coreen McGovern to sneak on to the FV podium with Alex Campbell 3rd female overall and 2nd Female senior. Other Moorfoots in action were Jen Misak, Kiri Langmead, Vicky Morrison, Ali Hilton, Maggie Oliver, Neil Jackson, Ian Munro & Scott Gourlay.

Also on Sunday, up in Edinburgh, Amy Alcorn & Paul Nichol were braving the deluge in the Edinburgh Half. And finally, with perhaps the biggest personal achievement of the weekend, Fee Hodgkiss completed her first marathon - very well done Fee! 

So feeding all that into the spreadsheet - Carol continues to hold the lead and is the first to reach 100 points, leading Gillian and Jen who are joint second on 80, Alex & Andrew in joint 4th followed by Fee in 6th. It's proving very close at the top.

Full spreadsheet:

There is now a bit of breather before a trilogy of races w/c 16th June: 7 Hills, Black Rock and Eildon Hill Race - all perfectly timed for Beltane Dodgers!

As always, errors, omissions, Park Runs & the rest =>

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Club Champs Update No 3 - Tuesday 21st May

There was a strong turn out at Gypsy Glen both of volunteers (thank you!) and runners. David Carter-Brown led the Moorfoots home picking up some bonus podium points as 1st MV40. Last night was Balerno Rigg Race with Scott Gourlay, Coreen & Mike McGovern, Andrew Fish and Jen Misak all enjoying the sunshine and trying to outrun dinosaurs and assorted other fancy-dress characters as well as some strong club runners of course! Jen picked up podium points with an FV40 win.

So feeding this all into the spreadsheet it is looking very competitive at the top end. Carol Moss still has the lead. Jen Misak has closed to second with Gillian Carr, Alex Campbell and Andrew Fish all in joint third on 55 points. 

It is a big weekend ahead with Stornaway Half & Wobbly Bridge as well of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, which has Moorfoot interest in the 10k, Half and Marathon. It's quite possible we might even see the first claim(s) for those bonus 10 points for running a Personal Distance Race Record? 

Next update early next week once the holiday weekend results are fed through.

As always, errors, omissions, Park Runs & the rest =>

PositionRaceTOTAL Points
1Carol Moss75
2Jen Misak70
3Gillian Carr55
3Alex Campbell55
3Andrew Fish55
6Sarah Bruthe50
6Coreen McGovern50
8Kerry Law45
9Kiri Langmead40
9Fee Hodgkiss40
9David Carter-Brown40
9Dean Carr40
13Mike Goddard35
13Tim Warner35