So as myself, Ngeme and Vicky left Penicuik yesterday it looked like the wind and rain were going to be the winners of the day. The wind was certainly challenging however it did remain dry in Jedburgh for both the 10k and half marathon races. Both races set off at the same time beside the beautiful abbey in the town centre of Jedburgh with about 800 runners in all competing in both races. The 10k race peeled off after about 5.5km at which point most of the half marathon runners suddenly realised that they were perhaps overdoing their pace. Well I did anyway!! The wind was also gusting in the right direction at this point.
So the half marathon continued along the lovely country roads of the borders for another few miles towards Kelso before turning around. As both courses were out and back the return leg was a bit of a nightmare in the wind. Sorry, total nightmare in the wind!! The organisers also managed to find a nice large hill to throw in at mile 11 as well. That was nice of them!!
A great race all round and well organised.The roads were completely closed to traffic as well.
A good turnout of Harriers for both the 10k and half marathon. Results as follows:
Rachael Campbell (110th) 49mins
Vicky Lyon (323rd) 1hr 10mins
Mark Snodgrass (18th) 1hr 25mins
Jan Dawson (99th) 1hr 38mins
Mark Dawson (220th) 1hr 50mins
Ngemi Ntuli (334) 2hr 1min
Congratulations to Ngemi who shaved off 15mins from last years time and to Jan who came 4th in her age category.
I think Alan may of been doing the 38 mile Ultra race but i am not sure!!! Alan?
A great day out. Windy but good fun.