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Runners Tackle Uphill Battle

1514 Uphill Mile – 9th May 2017

On a glorious Tuesday evening, 37 runners raced through the streets of Hawick in the annual Teviotdale Harriers 1514 Uphill Mile.

In the 27th running of the 1514 Club sponsored event, Rory Anderson, Lauren Corbett, Fraser Clyne and Lucy Ash emerged worthy winners in the various categories over the challenging route.

Harriers President Alan Coltman, Lucy Ash, Rory Anderson, Fraser Clyne and 1514 Club President Mick Hogg. Photo : Kenny Baillie.

The relentless rise from the Moat Park Gates tests competitors with a continual climb of around 550 feet to the lung bursting summit at Crumhaughhill Farm.

As ever the current 1514 Club President was on hand to start proceedings on the Loan and then make the mile dash himself to be on hand to present the prizes.  President Mick Hogg, made the journey in record time but was later disqualified as it emerged he had received a lift.

On the starters gun Rory Anderson assumed his customary position and raced to the front.  Steven Beattie, Fraser Clyne and Greg Walker all followed on close behind as runners ascended the Loan before turning right at ‘The Auld Man’s Seat’ and then begin the climb of Crumhaughhill Road.

It’s was at this point where the race really took shape. This sapping stretch saw Rory open a slight but significant advantage as Steven and Fraser also moved further away from the fading Greg. Lauren, Fraser and Lucy were well on the way to victory in their respective races as gaps grew wider with every leg burning step.

Rory Anderson relentlessly raced to the top and for the third time in four years and claimed the Senior Men’s 1514 trophy in 6:38, with Steven Beattie (6:52) an impressive second and Scott Watson (7:28) completing the podium.

Rory Anderson stretches away. Photo : Kenny Baillie.

Lauren Corbett retained her Ladies title stopping the clock at 8:58. The always enthusiastic Ann Aitken took silver (10:42) with a determined Wendy Cross (11:51) earning bronze.

Ladies winner Lauren Corbett. Photo : Alec Corbett.

In the Junior Boys’ race a dominant Fraser Clyne also emerged victorious for the third time in four years. Fraser finished first boy in (6:54) but notably crossed the line third overall. Young Conan Harper (7:35) looked in great form finishing second with Ben Morozzo (7:48) not far behind taking bronze.

Junior winner Fraser Clyne and second Senior Steven Beattie. Photo : Alec Corbett.

The Junior Girls’ gold was superbly won by Lucy Ash. Lucy also emerged first female overall running hard from start to finish in (8:44). Maisie Ballantyne (9:32) also ran well to take silver with Sophie Allott (9:51) a hard earned third.

Lucy Ash closes in on victory. Photo : Kenny Baillie.

The trophy presentations were made by 1514 Club President Mick Hogg and Mick couldn’t hide his admiration for all runners and paid tribute to the weather for playing its part. Mick also gave thanks to Tony and Ashley Reilly who had provided medals for all finishers.

Lucy and Mick. Photo : Kenny Baillie.

Rory and Mick. Photo : Kenny Baillie.

Fraser and Mick. Photo : Kenny Baillie.

Teviotdale Harriers would like to say a huge thanks to the 1514 Club for their continued support, Rob Halliday for organising and to all officials, marshals, photographers and the many supporters who lined the streets to cheer on the runners.

Alec and Anne Corbett’s photo’s here 

Results 1514 Uphill Mile 2017

Time Trial 1 – Wednesday 29 March 2017

Well done to everybody that took part in the first “Summer” ?? time trial last night in miserable conditions. We had eight seniors taking part with three recording personal bests (Lauren Corbett, Kirsty Hughes and Ishbel Inglis). It was Ishbel’s first attempt at the senior route.

Thirty four juniors took on an altered route. 

Courtesy of Alan Inglis

Results 2017 TT 1

Menzies Races – Saturday 19 December 2016

Click on link for full results MENZIES TROPHY 2015

It was a busy weekend for Teviotdale Harriers with 2 races taking place. The Menzies Races on Saturday and the Christmas Relays on Sunday.  A total of 42 athletes lined up on Saturday despite the strong wind and heavy rain. First away were the u11/13 boys and girls. Victory for the boys went to Thomas MacAskill in 10.06, followed by newcomer Langholm lad Conan Harper in 10.34 then Jai Patterson one second later to take 3rd place.  Fastest actual time Jai Patterson.  In the girls race Maddie Hewitt was 1st in 10.35, 2nd Ava Hughes in 11.22 then Maddi Patterson in 11.38.  Fastest actual time Maddie Hewitt. All times include handicaps.

The men, women and u15/17 boys and girls then lined up together outside the park gates for their sealed handicapped competition.  Women and youngsters follow a route through the park to Martin’s Bridge then down the A7 to finish at the High School, whilst the men continue from Martin’s Bridge to the Joogly Bridge, then Branxholm Bridge, down the A7 to the same finish at the school.  In the u15/17 boys race Fraser Clyne crossed the line first in a time of 18.57, 2nd place went to Jamie Waugh in 20.24. In the ladies/girls event Lauren Corbett was first in 22.32, 2nd Pam Paxton in 23.13 with Ishbel Inglis taking 3rd place in 23.27. Handicap winners were Jamie Waugh and Lucy Ash, 2nd Macy Cropper and 3rd Anne Aitken.  Fraser Clyne was presented with the J M Hamilton Trophy after the race by Mrs Marjorie Hamilton.

First to cross the line out of the 16 competitors in the senior men’s race was Rory Anderson in 27.22, 2nd Greig Walker in 28.16 then Andy Goodair in 30.03.  Handicap winner was Greig Walker 2nd Francis Cannon and 3rd Derek McHugh.