Moffat Festival of Running 15k and Fun Run

Rain, rain and more rain was the order of the day on Tuesday 10th July, the date of the Moffat Festival of Running – a regular fixture on the running calendar over many years for Teviotdale Harriers. Turning out for the juniors on this dreich night were Fraser Clyne, Helen Clyne, Emma Grieve, Ishbel Inglis and Mhairi Inglis. For the seniors 3 men, Alan Inglis, Ian Williams and Michael Yule. The first race of the night was the under 11 years race. The kids set off at a good pace then disappeared off the high street for their jaunt down by the river and back into town. Fraser Clyne ran a magnificent race and came in first, streets ahead of the rest of the under 11 pack, leaving a huge gap between himself and the second finisher. For his fantastic effort, Fraser picked up both the cup for overall race winner and the prize for 1st boy aged 10 years. Next in for the club was Emma Grieve, picking up the prize for 1st girl aged 11 years. Fraser’s little sister Helen followed soon after. This was her first time in an out-of-town race and although she arrived back more than a little muddy was still smiling as she crossed the line. Well done.

Next race for the juniors was the 12-16 year old race. Sisters Ishbel and Mhairi took part in this one for the first time, Ishbel moving up an age group and Mhairi after a long break from running deciding to have another go at the sport. This route was further out of town and somewhat hilly so more muddy trainers. Ishbel broke the tape picking up the title as 1st girl overall and also 1st girl aged 12 years. Mhairi finished the race as 4th girl in the age 14 years category.

I am still waiting on the times from the Moffat website for the juniors and will add them once I have them.

With the rain still pouring down the adults race set off for their 15k route incorporating ‘that hill‘. First in for the gents was Ian Williams in a time of 58.14. Next in was Alan Inglis in 62.29 then Michael Yule in 67.46.

Click here to view slideshow  (courtesy of Alan Clyne)