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

Sunday 12 May 2024

Club Champs - Update No 2 - Sunday 12th May

Club Champs Update - No2


It's been a busy week in the Club Champs with everyone in the top 13 picking up points.


Carol Moss continues to set the pace, with a fantastic club record setting, 10k age graded Time Trial on Thursday evening, to take her tally to 75 points.


Gillian Carr moves up to second place with 55 points after the Leed's Half this weekend, claiming 3rd in FV40 and also doing Crighton Park Run en-route to Leeds.


Andrew Fish is in 3rd place with 40 points, very quietly volunteering, doing some Park Runs as well as a great 10k at Penicuik.


4th place is shared by 5 people all on 35 points: Jen Misak claimed 2nd FV40 at Stag to Hind to boost her score, Alex Campbell had a great run at Penicuik showing no ill effects after her virtual London Marathon, Coreen McGovern claimed 1st FV50 at Stag to Hind and then followed that up with Penicuik 10k, Kerry Law volunteered at the TT and did Penicuik and Dean Carr, like Gillian did Crighton PR & Leeds-half.


In joint 9th on 30 points are Tim Warner & Fee Hodgkiss who both pulled-off two 10ks in 3 days to boost their scores and Kiri Langmead who claimed 1st FV40 at Penicuik to move up the leader board.


Notable mentions also for Mike Goddard who had a great time trial, Mike McGovern who opened his account with 3rd in MV50 at Stag to Hind, Sarah Bruthe who battled the heat at Penicuik, Dorien Kimenai for her Stuc a Chroin hill race, showing in true Dutch style that half-marathons don't have to be flat folks! Sam Lydon & Brian Smith had great 10k TTs and finally, really good to see Robert Wilson back racing again after being out for 15 months & putting in a great time at Penicuik.


Just a reminder that Club Champs medals are up for grabs for anyone reaching 125 points over the season. With 6 weeks down and 27 still to go, anything above 20 points at this stage is probably "on track".


More racing over the next two weeks with Gypsy Glen on Wednesday, Balerno Rigg (about 10k) the following Monday and then for the Bank Holiday Weekend there is Stornoway Half, Wobbly Bridge and a number of folk taking on events in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. 

Link to full spreadsheet:


As always, any errors or omissions, Park Runs or indeed any races of note =>