Last Sunday saw Teviotdale Harriers host their annual Penchrise Pen Hill Race and with the race also doubling up as the final counter in the inaugural Borders Hill Running series a record field of thirty eight runners lined up to contest this year’s renewal at Stobs camp. Despite a headwind on the outwards journey conditions proved pretty good for racing and some fast times posted with pride of place going to Lucas Cheskin of Moorfoot who blasted away from the pack and led the field home in a new course record of 34:19, 35 seconds inside the previous mark of Haddington’s Brian Marshall who finished third with another previous record holder Andrew Cox of Moorfoot sandwiched in between. Lucas also became the first recipient of a new trophy for the race kindly donated by regular participant Will Donald of Bonchester. First lady home in a time of 40:11 was Susan Ridley of Edinburgh AC with Pauline McAdam of Teviotdale second and Sarah Mcadam third.
After the Penchrise presentation was concluded, the Borders Hill Series prizes were handed out by series organiser Colin Williams with Andrew Cox emerging first overall in the series and Jill Stephen of HBT first lady. Teviotdale were well represented among those receiving momentoes for completing a minimum five of the ten races and among the age group prizes Pauline McAdam was successful in the F60 class.
Many thanks to all who came along to run and those who helped out on the day and also all who kindly donated prizes including Lyle and Scott and Shorts of Hawick.