Results to download are HERE
Jubilee Race Report
Saturday past saw Teviotdale Harriers hold their annual Jubilee Club Race. Held on Hawick Moor in atrocious weather, conditions were very wet, very cold and very windy to say the least. A real baptism of fire for first time runners Jack Mitchell, Robin Lowthian, Liam Bouglas, Macy Cropper, Natasha Aitken and Richard Allott. Having endured heavy rain during their warm up the juniors lined up wet and cold but undeterred to take part in their race. First off were the u13 girls and boys and the winners were: Boys – Sam Allott 1st place in 14.38, 2nd Fraser Clyne in 14.55 and 3rd Liam Bouglas in 15.08. Girls – 1st Lucy Ash 15.50, 2nd Sophie Allott 16.03 and 3rd Carly Blaikie 16.05. Newcomer Macy Cropper lost a trainer in the mud but she retrieved it and carried on regardless showing true spirit and determination.
Next off were the u15 boys/girls/senior women. Victory in the female race went to Ishbel Inglis in 21.58, 2nd Pam Paxton 22.44 and 3rd Donna Inglis 23.17. 1st male Joseph Tottman in 21.19 and 2nd Jamie Waugh 21.32.
Last race of the day saw senior men line up for their extremely punishing course as the weather deteriorated once again. Coming on to the finishing straight newcomer Richard Allott was the front runner with Alan Inglis a close second, they both surged for the line with Richard coming out the victor in 36.12, Alan 2nd in 36.15 and 3rd place for Barry Spence in 36.28. All times contain handicaps.
The club would like to publicly thank Robson’s Funeral Directors for their sponsorship of the special 125th centenary medals for this race which will be presented at our Presentation Night in March 2014. Much appreciated by all at Teviotdale Harriers.
Congratulations to all who braved the atrocious weather conditions on Saturday at the Moor. Very wet, windy and cold with muddy underfoot conditions. Thanks to timekeepers, officials and marshalls for working under difficult conditions.
1st Sam Allot
2nd Fraser Clyne
3rd Liam Bouglas
Fastest actual time Fraser Clyne
1st Lucy Ash
2nd Sophie Allot
3rd Carly Blaikie
Fastest actual time Carly Blaikie
1st Joseph Tottman
2nd Jamie Waugh
Fastest actual time Jamie Waugh
1st Ishbel Inglis
2nd Pam Paxton
3rd Donna Inglis
Fastest actual time Ishbel Inglis
1st Richard Allot
2nd Alan Inglis
3rd Barry Spence
Fastest actual time Derek Scott
North Lanarkshire Council have put a few videos of the Relays onto YouTube. We get a mention in the highlights, and if you keep your eyes peeled you’ll see one or two Harriers. (note that Teviotdale Harriers aren’t responsible for external content)
Highlights (7 mins) HERE
Young Girls race (5 mins) HERE
Young Boys race (6 mins) HERE
Senior Womens race (7 mins) HERE
Senior Mens race (7 mins) HERE
The Scottish Cross Country Relays were held in Cumbernauld on Saturday 26th October 2013. This year saw a record 2,000 entrants for this event from local club runners like our own Teviotdale Harriers to GB internationalists Laura Muir. This is a great experience for the Teviotdale Harrier juniors and seniors to race against competitors from all over the country including the cream of Scottish athletics. Eilidh Child, winner of the Kukri Athlete of the Year was spotted amongst the spectators which gave the younger members of the team quite a thrill.
Lining up first were the girls in the u13/u15/u17 race. Distance was 2,500 metres over a steep and hilly muddy course. Teviotdale were delighted to have 2 teams. Times were as follows:- Team A – Connie Lothian 13.06, Carly Blaikie 13.44, Ishbel Inglis 11.41. Team B – Lucy Ash 14.13, Skye Patterson 13.08, Emma Grieve 13.02. This was a first outing at the relays for both Lucy and Skye and they both thoroughly enjoyed the event and ran well for their team.
Next up were the boys u13/u15/17. First off was Fraser Clyne who finished in 10.32, next leg Jamie Waugh in 11.09 and Joseph Tottman on the final leg in 12.42. Well done boys!
Following the boys were the senior/junior ladies. Teviotdale Harriers had 4 women for this 4,000m event, the relays are the only event on the East District cross country calendar where both men and women run the same distance. First leg Catherine Mercer 18.01 and Donna Inglis 21.07, having missed the last 2 cross country events due to injury Catriona Young ran the next leg in 21:58 and despite being in obvious pain following a recurring injury from the previous event Lauren Corbett completed the final leg in 21.25.
The final race of the day was the senior/junior male event. Harriers had 5 runners. First leg Craig Grieve 15.17 and Paul Lockie, at his first attempt at the relays, though nursing a bad knee completed in 19.43, 2nd leg Alan Inglis in 15.39, 3rd leg, back in competitive running Alex Corbett finished in 17.51 and the final leg to a rousing cheer by the juniors was run by President Alan Coltman in 19.23.
Once again the juniors ran not only their race distance but probably ten times as much as they ran around the course shouting and cheering not only each other on but the rest of the team as well. The volume was such that they drowned out another team that had brought along a small band equipped with drums and bells. At one point as they were chanting the name of one female member of the team as she tackled the final hill the 3 men standing next to them joined in as well, such was their enthusiasm. Well done juniors and thanks for all the great support. Decked out in your hoodies no one was in any doubt Teviotdale Harriers had been around.
Photos from Alan Clyne HERE
Scott Watson has the honour of being Men’s Captain for our 125th year celebrations, seen here running in the colts race in January 1988.