Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Last of the Borders Series

The final race in the Borders Cross-Country Series took part on Sunday18th February at Norham in quite pleasant conditions. The course atNorham, while undergoing a change this year, was still somewhat challenging and is a particular favourite of a several Dunbar runners.

Dunbar fielded 14 runners in the junior event, with Alex Noble coming in 7th overall in a time of 11:55, Lewis Ross coming in 12th in12:41 and Bruce Lindsay not far behind in 13:05. Hamish Law, Cameron Law, Joanne Lindsay, Cory Smith, Lucy Hall, Rachael Lindsay, AndrewTaylor, Gemma Bolton, Katriona Proudfoot, Martin Sparksman and Isabelle Taylor added to a strong team on the day putting Dunbar in 3rd place overall.

In the senior race Ian Sills came in 5th, narrowly beating his teammate Ian Rowland by 7 seconds with a time of 26:43. Dunbar was well represented on the day with a number of runners taking part in the event.

The presentation of trophies and medals for the series took place inNorham village hall afterwards with Alex Noble taking first place forthe M13 category and several Dunbar juniors qualifying for medals including Bruce Lindsay, Hamish Law, Cameron Law, Gemma Bolton andMartin Sparksman, who took part in six out of the seven races, Joanne Lindsay, Cory Smith, Andrew Taylor, Katriona Proudfoot, IsabelleTaylor and Lewis Ross also received medals for completing four or more races in the series.

Ian Rowland took the trophy for 1st male in the 40-44 category as well as joint first from the organising clubs. Colin Menzies was 3rd male junior overall, with Anne Hay taking 3rd prize in the female 40-44 category.

All competitors joined in to thank the organisers on the day for an enjoyable end to the series.