Club Championships – report

Teviotdale Harriers held their Club Championships on Saturday past. Once again the weather was wet and windy but that didn’t deter a total of 44 runners taking part. 19 youngsters took off first including newcomers Ellis Hodgins, Archie Young and Eve Tottman. Picking up the title of u11 girl champion was Sophie Allott. In the handicap 1st place went to Ellis Hodgins, 2nd Robyn Crawford and 3rd Poppie Gibson. In the boys race Robin Lowthian took the title of u11 boy champion. In the handicap 1st place was shared by brothers Hector Patterson & Corrie Patterson and 3rd was Sam Allott. The u13 girl champion was Carly Blaikie from Langholm with another 2 Langholm girls Macy Cropper 1st and Natasha Aitken 2nd in the handicap, 3rd place went to Skye Patterson. First to cross the line and u13 boys champion was Fraser Clyne.

As this is a sealed handicap race the men, ladies and u15/u17 boys and girls line up together but leave in different directions. The men on their route of nearly 7 miles head off through the park, whilst the ladies and u15/u17 youngsters head off up the avenue to leave by the park gates. Picking up the title of male Club Champion was veteran John Tullie. In the handicap 1st place went to Alan Inglis, 2nd place mens’ captain Scott Watson and 3rd Keith Murray. In the ladies race the title of Club Champion went to Ishbel Inglis. In the handicap 1st place went to ladies’ captain Lauren Corbett, 2nd Ann Renwick and 3rd Pam Paxton. Jamie Waugh was the u15/17 Champion with Joseph Tottman 1st in the handicap.