Friday, December 31, 2010
For the first time in a few years, the weather was kind and there was no sign of snow or ice. Welcome news indeed for those that insist on "vest and shorts only" for this race.
23 runners, from young to not-so-young, ran along Edinburgh Road to West Barns before doing a quick loop and retracing their steps in this 1.5 mile dash.
Provisional results are:
Andrew Crichton 07:20
Ian Sills 08:26
Stuart Hay 08:30
Ian Rowland 08:53
Mark James 09:17
Finlay Smith 09:27
Julie Oswald 10:59
Greig Noble 11:27
Anne Hay 11:29
Cameron McPheat 12:33
Graham McPheat 13:03
Catriona McPheat 13:07
Jane Timms 13:08
Val Herring 13:08
Sheila Morrison 13:45
Thersea Leslie 13:45
Andrew Bennett 14:24
Richard Bennett 14:33
Robbie Bennett 14:33
Rebecca Weissgerber 14:52
Frank Weissgerber 14:52
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
date 2nd january
Start time -10.00 am at Tweedbank Track
finish time 11.30-12.00 at Lauderdale Hotel where there will be changing/heat/toilets/parking.
Cost £5.50 for tea/coffee and bacon rolls/egg rolls.
The full route is via the Southern Upland Way and is around 9 miles but if you feel you are not up to it you can start at Mosshouses 6 miles or Blue Cairn 4 miles.
Or you can do any run you like and meet us for breakfast at the times above.
This is a great way to blow of the cobwebs and set yourself up for the new year. It is not a race-the idea is to run with friends or even people you do not know and enjoy the crack,scenery,wildlife and breakfast. Take a camera/dog etc. all welcome. But do be prepared to cope with any weather the borders does throw at us. Take a drink and some enegy bars/mars bars etc
It is up to all runners to find their way to their prefered start and to arrange a journey home. There is no entry fee or marshals or first aid. It is at your own risk-saying that we have had years with over 50 runners from both clubs turning up as it is a truely great event.
Please by return give me the following simple information for Lauder Runners only..
1) Reply Yes I am definately coming and the number of family members/guests who will be having breakfast (The hotel trade is having a rough time and we need to give them as much notice as we can)
2) Reply no I will definately not be there
3) I might be coming and the date I will let you know by.
Gala are co-ordinating their own numbers but if any other club would like to co-ordinate your members then you will be most welcome. You will have to pay £5.50 to the hotel for numbers confirmed by Friday 31st December.
Look forward to a great morning running/eating and chatting.
Keep on running
Thursday, December 09, 2010
We thought you might like to know that Marathon Talk (the UK's number 1 running podcast) has recently interviewed legendary global leader in running research and author of the 'The Lore of Running' Professor Tim Noakes. The podcast is available to listen to for free via itunes or directly from the web and is a great resource for runners & triathletes.
Website is HERE http://www.marathontalk.com/
iTunes page is HERE http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/marathon-talk/id350035346
Facebook page is HERE http://www.facebook.com/marathontalk
Marathon Talk is a weekly online magazine style radio show by Martin Yelling & Tom Williams. Each week they interview a wide range of guests, including the fastest female marathoner of all time, Paula Radcliffe, the current men's Olympic Champion, Sammy Wanjiru, the fastest American born runner of all time, Ryan Hall, the British Paralympian and gold medalist at five Paralympic games, Noel Thatcher, and some of the Worlds greatest ultra runners including Bruce Fordyce and Scott Jurek.
It would be great if you could share the latest interview and links within your running club and wider running network.
Martin & Tom
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Bad news folks. The second leg of the XC due to be held at Lauder this Sunday (12th December) has also been postponed/cancelled.
Please keep an eye on the borders XC website (http://www.bordersxc.com) for any news of reorganised events or future cancellations.
And remember: just because a race is cancelled it’s not an excuse to sit about eating sweeties and watching crap on the telly. Get your grippy soled shoes on and get out there!! It’s lovely.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
However, it may be prudent, given the weather conditions, to either slightly amened the route or the format (possibly switch to a group start rather than individual handicaps).
Either way, if Hallhill's open we plan to do some sort of run - so see you there!