Last weekend saw the twentieth season of the Borders Series of cross-country races get off to a great start on with 260 runners signing up for the first race at Lauder. All the runners were tested with a muddy, undulating course which also incorporated several stream crossings.
In the junior race, Dunbar were well represented with Adam Redpath finishing in 6th place overall in a time of 13:11 and club mate Cameron Law finishing with an impressive sprint to the line to take 10th place in 13:22. Bruce Lindsay took 13th place in 13:57, with Campbell Patterson taking 16th place in 14:29. A good race was also had by Emma Yule 15:42, Joanne Lindsay 16:40, Katie Proudfoot 16:53, Joseph Kowbel 16:56, Cory Smith 16:58, Nicole Turner 17:19, Freya Renwick 17:34, Isabelle Taylor 19:05, Katrina Maguire 19:44, Megan McLaren 20:07, Kirsty Wilson 23:46, Ruth Kowbel 23:53 and Rebecca Turner 25:12.
In the senior race, seventeen year old Andrew Crichton of Dunbar RC took the lead finishing 2 seconds ahead of Brian Marshall of HELP in an impressive 26:13, Ian Sills finished in 22nd place overall in 29:16, followed by club mates Ian Rowland 29:38, George Gilhooly 29:47 and Stuart Hay 30:08. Other runners making a good start to the series were Ross Combe 31:42, Rhona Anderson 33:56, Anne Hay 37:35, Neil Teather 37:47, Andrew Anderson 37:53, Emma Taylor 41:03, Mary Pattison 41:06 and Jane Timms 47:19.
All runners are looking forward to the next race in the series in Galashiels at the end of the month.