Report – Club Championships 2015

Teviotdale Harriers held their annual Club Championships on Saturday past. First race of the day was the boys and girls under 11 and under 13 championships. Competition was keen from the off and first home was Fraser Clyne in a time of 5.17 retaining his under 13 boys title. Jai Patterson came a close second in a time of 5.33, only 16 seconds behind. In the under 13 girls race Langholm girl Carly Blaikie also retained her title coming in just seconds behind Jai Patterson at 5.39. Second under 13 girl was Sophie Allott in 6.04. In a very close battle Hector Patterson took the honours from Sam Allott in the under 11 boy’s race winning by just 7 seconds with a time of 5.41. In the under 11 girls race Nadine Elder triumphed in a time of 6.20 from Sinead McHugh in second place with her time of 6.33. Sealed handicap positions – U13 boys, 1st Johnlee Elder, 2nd Jai Patterson, 3rd Corrie Patterson. U13 girls, 1st Macy Cropper, 2nd Sophie Allott, 3rd Lucy Ash. U11 boys, 1st Harrison Hughes, 2nd Sam Allott, 3rd William Brodie. U11 girls, 1st Sinead McHugh, 2nd Ava Hughes.

The ladies and U15/17 boys race starts at the museum and heads down the avenue, up Wilton Park Road and through the Violet Woods. It then follows the path through the park, over the tennis courts bridge, down the Spetch and then back up the avenue. First home was Jamie Waugh in a time of 15.15 retaining the title he won last year in the U15/U17 boys category. Next home was Ishbel Inglis in 17.37 winning the Borthwick Trophy and retaining her title of ladies club champion. In the sealed handicap Anne Renwick took the honours with Donna Inglis and Lauren Corbett second and third respectively.

Next race off was the senior mens club championship which is run over just under seven miles and was first competed for in 1895. Rory Anderson was first home in a time of 40.57 winning by a margin of nearly four minutes taking custody of the Campbell Trophy and becoming mens club champion for the first time. Second home was Bruce Hughes in 44.50. In the sealed handicap Alan Inglis was first winning the Erskine Trophy for the third year running. Second equal were Derek McHugh and Kyle Potts.

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