Saturday 6th January saw the Harriers congregate at the site of the as yet unopened new park cafe for the first race of 2018, the Langheugh writes Alex Corbett.
Amongst the runners were 3 young Teviotdale members who have been selected to run for the East in this weekends Inter District Cross Country Championships at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh against teams from the North, South and West, the club would like to congratulate Fraser Clyne, Eilidh Jaffray and Iona Jamieson and wish them well as they represent themselves, their families, their club and their District on Saturday.
The 1st race to be contested was the u11/13 boys and girls and their route was a full lap of Wilton Lodge Park. James Wood crossed the line 1st in a time of 10.36 closely followed by his big brother Robert (10.44) with debutant Greg Watson (10.55) in 3rd.
Fastest actual time was Conan Harper (7.42). Victory for the girls went to Iona Jamieson in a time of 11.17 with Sophie Swan (11.28) 2nd Iona had the fastest actual time of 8.12.
Next away were u15/17 boys/girls and senior ladies who ran from the park through Wilton Dean Village, Scawmill, Violet Woods and back to putting green. Ladies Captain Pauline McAdam just managed to hold onto victory in 19.45 with the fast finishing Eilidh Jaffray (19.49) 2nd and Lauren Corbett (20.14) 3rd Fastest actual time was Eilidh Jaffray in 15.24. The very talented Fraser Clyne won the boys race in a time of 18.34 with Thomas MacAskill 2nd in 19.37, Fraser’s excellent time of 12.34 was the fastest actual time.
Last race of the day was the senior men’s race over a demanding, muddy cross country 5.6 mile route. Victory went to Paul Lockie in 59.17 with John Tullie 2nd in 59.44 and scratch man Greg Walker (60.46) 3rd Greg had the fastest actual time of 40.46.
Runners regrouped later in the day along with family and friends at the Cricket Club for their annual dominoes tournament and social kindly organised by Degsy. Overall winner was Ishbel Inglis with Ava Hughes runner-up.
At the recent Menzies Races, 2 new cups were kindly donated by Grant and Mary Moyes as well as the Carruthers family, Teviotdale Harriers would like to thank them for their generosity.
Alex Corbett’s photos here