Moffat Race 14th July 2015

Well this is my 1st race report on the page. Tracy and I arrived in Moffat early afternoon as we were staying in the campsite for a couple of days. Plenty parking in and around the town centre although the Main Street is closed off at 4pm to accommodate the junior and main race. Registration at the town hall was easy and ran by friendly volunteers, also spaces available on the day for late entries. The race started at 7.15pm and had a fantastic turnout of around 180 runners from various clubs and individuals as well. The Penicuik team including Yan Horsburgh, Tracy Philp and myself.
The 9.3 mile route left the town along a beautiful undulating B road for about 3.5 miles to a farm at the base of the famous Devils Beef Tub, here you faced a fantastic climb for approximately 1 mile up a farm track to the top (thank you for Thursday Hill Training Bill Bennet), I only wish I had my camera to take some pictures of the fantastic view.

This only left a fantastic 4 mile run back down the Beef Tub via the main road back in to Moffat town centre, the route was well marshalled and also drew out a lot of spectators along the way at the numerous cottages and farms along the way. The highlight was running back in to high street to be met by what seemed like the whole population of the town. Fantastic goodie bag with T shirt, hat, mars bar and a slate plaque to commemorate the event, not to mention cake made by the local Jogscotland members at the finish line too. I for sure will definitely do it next year.

Yan Horsburgh 19th 62.08 (2nd super vet)
Tracy Philp 78th 75.41
Michael Philp 117th 82.01

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3 comments on Moffat Race 14th July 2015

  1. Gillian Cairns says:

    Well done to you all, especially Yan as 2nd super vet! Sounds fab!

  2. Sadie Kemp says:

    Sounds great guys. I am definitely tempted to give it a try next year. Well done to the 3 of you x

  3. Bill Bennet says:

    Great report Mike and great running from the 3 Penicuik Harriers. There’s another opportunity to climb out of the Beeftub in September. The race is called the Devil’s Beeftub and it starts from Corehead Farm, up the hill to the road, and them to the right round the northern edge of the Beeftub, before a steep descent to the finish at the Farm or thereabouts. It’s only 3.2km with a climb of 230m.

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