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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