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Des Crowe ran for GB at the World Masters Mountain Running Championships in Slovakia on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Stewart Whitlie ran an excellent race finishing third and claimed the Bronze Medal. As Des Crowe was also placed well up, … Continue reading
I would like to pay tribute to the Fabulous Five who turned up at Hillend this evening to run 7 times up and down our hill rep course in unremitting rain. The FAB FIVE, in alphabetical order, were: Gillian Cairns, … Continue reading
Great results from a hilly and sunny Melrose 13.1Km Road Race on Sunday. 5th Kevin Anderson 63.36 9th Sadie Kemp 65.58 2nd lady, 12th Tracy Philp 69.02 3rd lady. 17th Michael Greens 73.23 18th Mel Dunbar 73.50 23rd Michael Philp 76.05. There were … Continue reading
The Harriers have a hill reps session near Hillend Ski Slope over the summer months. We meet at the Hillend roadside car park at 6.50pm and jog up to the hill rep course: 1st rep at 7pm. The course we … Continue reading
Congratulations to the Harriers who completed the 2014-2015 Borders XC series; and particularly to Ian Forrest, who was 3rd over 60, and Michael Greens who was 3rd Junior.
Congratulations to Sarah McKechnie who had a superb win at Kinnoull. Her time was 31m04s which I think is her best time for the race. Sarah had a win at Kinnoull in 32m10s in 2007 but this one was even better.
Isobel Knox HBT won the Scottish 100Km Championship last weekend. The championship was run as part of the Anglo Celtic Cup in Newport, Wales. Despite blistering heat, she managed to maintain a steady pace to finish 12 minutes ahead of Gail … Continue reading
We had a wonderful day at Floors Castle, Kelso for the last race of the Borders XC League. Chris Downie drove Gilly Marshall and me down, the sun was shining and when we reached Floors, the snowdrops were out and … Continue reading
There was some snow in Penicuik when we left but the weather in Peebles was relatively balmy by comparison, well until about halfway through the race when the snow started. It was round about that time that I thought that … Continue reading
Gala XC, 27 November 2011 The locals told me that the conditions were better than last year when the course was covered by about two and a half feet of snow. Last year’s race, of course, was cancelled. This year … Continue reading
What a wonderful day at Dunbar: wall to wall sunshine and really quite warm. So warm in fact, that a fair number of runners cooled down in the sea; and I heard that one very brave chap called Mike Brooks … Continue reading
Chris Downie had a great race at Caerketton, 28th out of 56 starters, in an amazing time for an over 50 of 6mins 54secs, just over 90 secs behind the winner. We all know now why Chris was looking a … Continue reading
I saw very little of the race since I was confined to the start/finish field looking after two of my grandchildren. It was a fine evening and 3 Harriers completed the race, Paul Pollard in 15th place, followed by Kevin … Continue reading
Eildon 2 Hills Race, 25th June 2011 A great day at Melrose, unlike the last 3 or 4 years, it was merely slightly damp, the course was in great shape and 217 it. I understand the there were 220 starters … Continue reading