Cup Races 5/3/11

Cup Races 5 March 2011


Teviotdale Harriers held their last Cross Country races of the season (The Cup Races), up on Hawick Moor on Saturday 5 March. In the main race of the day for the Teviotdale Harriers Cup, first run over a hundred years ago, making it the oldest Cross Country race in the country and the Blue Riband of the Harriers season, it was the evergreen Bill Knox who crossed the finish line first to lift the coveted trophy in the time of 22mins 11sec, with Alan Coltman behind in 22mins 51sec and in third place was Michael Yule 23 mins.
The race for U/13 boys was won by David Mercer who lifted the M & M Trophy, after one and a half laps of the racecourse in the time of 10mins 17sec, with Harry Marshall second in 10mins 43sec and Callum Murray third in 10mins 56sec.
In the U/13 girls race for the Fire Brigade Trophy, it was Ishbel Inglis who romped home first in 10min 23sec, ahead of Holly Grieve in 10min 48sec and in third spot was Molly Marshall in 10mins 53sec. The race for U/17 boys and senior ladies, which was run over 2 laps of the racecourse and at the finish it was Kyle Potts who got the judges verdict and with it the Junior Cup, over Keith Learmonth in one of the closest finishes for years, with both boys recording the time of 13mins 31sec. Third place went to last years winner Charlie Marshall.
The Ladies race was won this year by Catherine Mercer in the time of 13mins 48sec. With another close run race for second spot with Sylvia Grieve getting the decision over club mate Anne Renwick, with both runners recording the same time of 14mins 10sec.