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East District Championships – Cupar


A small number of Harriers took the road to Cupar last Saturday for the East District Cross Country Championships. The conditions were tricky due to frozen rutted mud and the bitterly cold wind.
In the Under 17 Women Teviotdale’s Catherine Mercer was 18th in 26 minutes 52secs. In the Senior Men’s race Alan Coltman was 203rd in 54.02.

This Sunday has the popular Harriers Christmas Relays in Wilton Lodge Park. Races start at the Museum from 1pm with a prize for the best fancy dress and all runners receive a Team Prize.

I was unaware of these weekly events until i signed up last Thursday in order to take part in the event in Strathclyde Park last Saturday. Sign up is free and you print off a barcode which is your personal entry to any of the the worldwide parkruns. They are 5k in length and take place on Saturday mornings at 9.00am (9.30am in Scotland). No raceday registration is needed hence no numbers are issued as they use individuals barcodes to track times and performances. Scottish events are held in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow,Dundee and other locations. Always something to try if no club races are on that weekend. Details are at