Jubilee Trophy Races

Photos on Alan Clyne’s album HERE

Saturday 7th November 2015 Teviotdale Harriers held their annual Jubilee Trophy races.

The Jubilee Trophy races were first held in January 1939 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the club. The trophy was presented by Mr G L McDonald and the race has now taken part on seventy occasions. There was a break from the first running in 1939 until the second in 1947 due to WWII. The most prolific winner is Bill Knox with five victories. His father William Knox was the second ever winner in 1947, and success went to his brother Jim in 2009.

First to run in pretty atrocious weather conditions were the u11/u13 boys and girls including newcomers Lana Stanger, Hope Stewart and Thomas MacAskill. First to cross the line was Harrison Hughes in 13:13, 2nd boy Hector Patterson in 13:24 and 3rd boy Jai Patterson in 13:35. Fastest actual time Jai Patterson. First place for the girls went to Nadine Elder in 13:23, 2nd Sinead McHugh in 13:29 and 3rd place Maddi Hewitt in 13:37. Fastest actual time Maddi Hewitt.

The rain had abated slightly for the next category, the u15/u17 boys/girls and also senior ladies with newcomer Carole Allott participating in her first race for the club. First over the line and winner of u15 boys category was Fraser Clyne in 19.40, 2nd was Jamie Waugh in 20.45. Fastest actual time Fraser Clyne. In the u15/17/senior ladies race Lauren Corbett was first to cross in a time of 19.58, 2nd Pam Paxton in 20:16 and 3rd Carly Blaikie in 20.19. Fastest actual time Lauren Corbett.

Finally the senior men lined up for the last race of the day over a course often described as one of the hardest cross country courses in Scotland. There were 15 entrants in this race including newcomers Frank Birch, David Bell and Greg Walker. Winner was Craig Grieve in 34:00, after a fierce sprint for the line 2nd place went to Bruce Hughes in 34:34 with Greg Walker taking 3rd spot in 34.37. Fastest actual time Rory Anderson.

All times include handicaps.

See Keith Murray’s photographs HERE