Category Archives: Race reports

Victory Galore at Dramathon

Teviotdale Harriers were the toast of the Dramathon last weekend, returning with victories, unique medals, memories and whisky aplenty.

A mini bus full of giddy runners made the long journey north to Dufftown, deep in the heart of Scotch Whisky, to take part in a race with a difference. The Dramathon, organised by Durty Events, was a brand new idea that offered four races around one course. Continue reading Victory Galore at Dramathon

Anderson and Welsh put on a show at Alwinton

Irvine Welsh, Derek McHugh and Rory Anderson headed over the Border to the 151st Alwinton Show. Nestled deeply amidst the scenic Northumberland National Park, the annual sheep show, terrier racing, Cumberland wrestling and hound trails had all locals geared up for an exciting day.

However, it was the fiery quick 3 mile Fell Race that the three boys from Hawick were there to compete in.

Leaving early Saturday morning, Derek (due to a knee injury) was designated chauffeur but this proved not to be the end of his jobs for the day. He assumed many important roles, ranging from kit man, binocular and position finder to cheese and tomato sandwich making machine and paramedic/first aider. Continue reading Anderson and Welsh put on a show at Alwinton

Penchrise Hill Race

Great event coming up as Teviotdale Harriers host the Penchrise Hill Race.  With both a senior and junior races, this event is becoming a firm favourite in the Harriers calender.

16 years and over tackle the 8k route with 12 year old and over (on the 24th Sept) running a 5k route.

More details here

Walker Runs To Fastest Time In Britain

Local running legend Alastair ‘Sammy’ Walker continued his recent running renaissance by impressively claiming the fastest V60 5k time in Britain this year.

Competing at the recent Quayside 5k organised by Gateshead Harriers, Sammy finished first in the over 60’s category in an astonishing 17:35, smashing the record time in the process.

Finishing 60th overall in the race seemed fitting for veteran Sammy who on his Strava feed declared, “Fastest V60 time in UK 2017, mission accomplished.”