Saturday 13th September saw a total of 47 runners line up in Wilton Lodge Park on a beautiful sunny afternoon to compete in the Teviotdale Harriers Christie Cup. There were a good number of ‘newcomers’ including James Clamp, Kevin Wight and Sam Cornwall in the senior mens’ race and turning out for the juniors for the first time were siblings Maura and Erin Rafferty, John Lee and Nadine Elder, Ava, Boyd and Harrison Hughes, Holly Lyle, Stella Clamp, Calum Renwick and William Brodie.
First off were the u11/u13 boys and girls on their one lap route. Honours for the girls went to Langholm trio Carly Blaikie 1st 3.38, Macy Cropper 2nd 3.44 and Lucy Ash 3rd 3.46. Fastest actual time Carly Blaikie. For the boys 1st place went to William Brodie 3.44, 2nd Harrison Hughes 3.56 and 3rd Jai Patterson 3.59. Fastest actual time Fraser Clyne.
Next to run on their 2 lap route were the u15/u17 boys & girls/senior women including junior Skye Patterson moving up to the longer distance in her first race with the seniors. Ishbel Inglis took 1st place in 8.27, sister Mhairi Inglis 2nd in 8.47 and 3rd place went to Lauren Corbett in 9.00. Fastest actual time Ishbel Inglis. For the boys 1st place position went to Jamie Waugh in a time of 8.29 with Joseph Tottman in 2nd place in a time of 8.45. Fastest actual time Jamie Waugh.
Final race of the day was the 3 lap route for senior men. There were 18 senior men competing and victory went to Kyle Potts 1st in 15.25, 2nd Iain Williams 15.29 and 3rd place in a time of 15.39, this season’s mens’ Captain Alex Corbett. Fastest actual time Rory Anderson.
All times include handicaps