Thursday, December 21, 2006

More Cross-Country Races

Two more of the Borders Series of Cross-Country races have taken place
recently, with a number of East Lothian runners braving the conditions
to take part.

The event at Hay Lodge Park, Peebles on Sunday 3rd December took place
in heavy rain, with the 50 junior competitors and the 110 seniors
negotiating their way over some very soggy ground on a partially
flooded course. In the junior race, Bruce Lindsay of Dunbar led the
way for his club coming in 13th with a time of 11:15, followed fairly
closely by his team mate Cameron Law in 11:19. Hamish Law, Harry
Steele, Joanne Lindsay, Elliot Mullen, Martin Sparksman, Katriona
Proudfoot, Gemma Bolton and Isabelle Taylor also put in excellent
runs. In the senior race, Ian Rowland came in 6th overall, with club
mates Colin Menzies, Richard Taylor, Grant Noble and Anne Hay also
putting in a good effort on the day.

The event at Galashiels on Sunday 17th was sunny and cold with very
muddy conditions after all the recent rain. In the junior race, Alex
Noble of Dunbar came in 12th out of 49 competitors, with Bruce Lindsay
not far behind in 14th place. Team mates Cameron Law, Hamish Law,
Andrew Taylor, Cory Smith, Martin Sparksman and Katriona Proudfoot all
again had excellent runs. In the senior race Dunbar's Ian Rowland
came in 4th out of 121 runners in a time of 26:48, with Colin Menzies,
Ian Sills, Grant Noble, Anne Hay and Neil Teather all having good runs
on the day.

All the runners are looking forward to the next round of the series
which takes place in Berwick on 7th January.