Sunday 30th August 2015, 10.30am
We arrived Sunday morning to a sunny day in the borders town of Melrose, Easy parking in the town centre as lots of on street spaces available. Registration for the race took place in the Corn Exchange within the town centre itself. After a short race briefing we where escorted to the race start which was about a 10 minute walk from registration next to the town crematorium.
The route itself was a circular route around the country B roads outside the town including a few off tarmac sections along gravel tracks through a couple of farms outside the town.
The first part of the route was a steady but undulating climb for about 10km with a fairly steep descent for the last 3km to the finish back in to the town on what was the old town railway station platform.
With a entry total of about 43 the race was tough but rewarding with some excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
All finishers received a great little medal and small goodie bag and where rewarded with an excellent buffet back at the Corn Exchange in the town centre, Trophies where also presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female finishers.
If it’s a race you like the sound of you can do it again in reverse on December 13th this year for The Melrose Christmas Pudding Race.
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5th Kevin Anderson 1.02.36
9th Sadie Kemp 1.05.58 (2nd Lady Whoop Whoop)
12th Tracy Philp 1.09.02 (3rd Lady)
17th Michael Greens 1.13.23
18th Melanie Dunbar 1.13.50
23rd Michael Philp 1.16.09