Lasswade XC at Goreglen

A beautiful Sunday afternoon at Goreglen, wouldn’t think it was just about November, various XC races taking place from junior up to senior events, a great calendar of events, the very 1st time I have raced in a specific category which brought back all the fear and trepidation I had as a school kid from years gone by. Needless to say as always unlike school, everyone was extremely encouraging and friendly, its amazing how many new friends you make doing this running malarkey.

The race around grass fields and tracks through the old coal mine bing sites at the back end of Gorebridge, was not as steep and muddy as the Borders series I did last year, but certainly still very energy zapping in its undulation and longer length, 1 short loop and 2 long for the ladies (3.8 miles) and 1 short and 3 long loops for the senior males, (6 miles).

A very enjoyable day, very well marshaled and organised, great to see a well attended junior event as well. Great to have two new Penicuik Harriers in Chris Falconer and Charles Crawford taking part and in there 1st XC events too.


Ladies 27 runners

10th Zoe Fowler  25.06

21st Rachael Lees 30.42

23rd Tracy Philp 33.08 (plus 38 Ultra miles)


Men 85 runners

56th Chris Falconer 42.27

60th Charles Crawford 43.27

69th Allan Dunbar 45.52

74th Ian Forrest 47.24

83rd Michael Philp 51.12






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5 comments on Lasswade XC at Goreglen

  1. Mark Dawson says:

    Good to hear about the different XC events. I’ve only done the Borders XC. One to do in the future for sure. Well done everybody who took part!

  2. gilly says:

    Good start to the XC season, nice that it was not clashing with the Borders this year. Well done everyone especially Tracy after yesterday’s exertions 🙂

  3. Gillian Cairns says:

    Well done to you all, sounds like a good set of XC races. Great Harriers turnout too. 🙂

  4. Tracy philp says:

    Fab race report Michael and great times for everyone.
    Sadie I’m sure you could have ran it with me it was more of a jog for me but still a great little xc race a wee warm up for the start of the Borders next Sunday.

  5. Sadie Kemp says:

    Well done all, especially Tracy. I couldn’t have run to the end of my street yesterday!

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