Moorfoot XC – Peebles 1st December

So another cracking afternoon for cross country this time in Peebles. Not sure what happened to the sun that was sitting over Penicuik all morning but it was a tad cloudy in Peebles, but mild and ideal conditions for a good run. With a full complement of Harriers once again for the Borders XC there was a field of about 180 runners lined up at the start in Haylodge Park, Peebles.

After a quick lap around the park it was off through the woods past Neidpath Castle following the banks of the River Tweed. All was going well following the forrest trails until we stumbled across Heartbreak Hill ( I could use other descriptives here but not sure this report would get published). The hill was pretty steep and just kept on going with most people walking the final metres to the top. I am sure this must of sapped most people’s energy for the final 1.5 miles!! The course continued with one other uphill section through a field but soon flattened for the final descent and race home.

A great race and a fine afternoon in Peebles.


Mark – 30.11

Stuart – 30.33

Amy – 37.37

Tracy – 37.48

Rachael – 38.28

Mark – 39.47

Chris – 39.53

Sarah – 41.15

Fran – 41.39

Gilly – 47.37

Bill – 49.11

I cannot seem to find a time for Kirsty who finished as well. Apologies if I have missed anyone else out.

Well done all,

Cheers, Mark

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2 comments on Moorfoot XC – Peebles 1st December

  1. Susan says:

    Some excellent times posted there, on what sounds like a testing course. Well done to all those who ran. Bill – at least your jacket was nice and warm for you. As club coach, maybe you should be demanding your jacket to be warmed up for you at the end of every race…

  2. bill bennet says:

    I agree with Mark, a fine day and a really good, testing and scenic cross country course. Kirsty did finish; and what a finish as she outsprinted Ian Nimmo right on the line. Her time would be about 54m35s. (I’ve emailed Mike Pearson about Kirsty). Having enjoyed the run enormously the only downside for me was, that by the time I got back to where I had left my Harriers running jacket, it had gone. It was eventually found on the back of one of our quicker runners. I must find a way of speeding up!

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