Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cross Country - Galashiels and Peebles

The second race in the Borders Cross-Country Series took place at Galashiels on Sunday 30th November, with a large number of runners braving the icy cold conditions to get some good results on the day.

In the junior race, Alex Noble came in 3rd in a time of 14:15, with Bruce Lindsay taking 10th place in 15:11 and Adam Redpath in 14th place in a time of 15:10.  Cameron and Hamish Law finished in 15:33 and 16:37 respectively, with Campbell Patterson finishing in 16:46, Katie Proudfoot 17:53, Joseph Kowbel 18:04, Emma Yule 18:27, Joanne Lindsay 18:34, Greg Noble 20:18, Nicole Turner 21:18, Katrina Maguire 21:35, Megan McLaren 23:11, Isabelle Taylor 23:28, Rebecca Turner 23:40 and Ruth Kowbel 23:50 added towards an impressive field.

In the senior race, Andrew Crichton once again took first place finishing in an impressive 24:38, well ahead of team mate George Gilhooley 27:22, with Stuart Hay and Grant Noble not far behind in 27:34 and 27:42.  Ross Combe finished in 28:18, Rhona Anderson 30:42, Richard Taylor 32:01, Anne Hay 34:33, Andy Anderson 35:01, Emma Taylor 36:44 and Mary Pattison 37:48.
 
Last Sunday was the third race in the Borders Cross-Country Series, commencing at Hay Lodge Park, Peebles and taking in some very muddy stretches by the river.

The numbers in the junior race were a little lower as several were competing in events at Kelvinhall, but Dunbar was again well represented by Hamish and Cameron Law finishing in 12th and 13th place with times of 10:29 and 10:32 Cory Smith finished in 12:07 with Katie Proudfoot finishing in 12:07.  Also completing the race were Megan McLaren 14:14, Katrina Maguire 14:28, Isabelle Taylor 14:39 and Ruth Kowbel 17:12.

In the senior race, Andrew Crichton took second place overall finishing in an excellent time of 23:07 with Stuart Hay in 22nd place with 26:48. Richard Taylor finished in 30:13. Rhona Anderson was first East Lothian woman home in 30:44.  Neil Teather 33:27, Steve Pattison 33:42, Anne Hay 33:48, Andy Anderson 35:13, Jamie Cherrie 35:40, Emma Taylor 36:51 and Mary Pattison 37:24 all enjoyed the race on the day.