Saturday past saw a depleted squad of runners head to Livingston for the East District Cross Country Championships. The event was being hosted by Lothian Running Club and the course was a good mix of mud, grass and forest trails on the side of Dechmont Law. Four juniors took part in this important race which is the qualifying race for selection to run for the East District Team.
First off for Teviotdale Harriers were the under 13 boys and Jai Patterson and Thomas MacAskill represented the club. Jai finished the 3,200m course in a time of 13:40 in 32nd position. Thomas finished in a time of 15:11 in 51st position.
Next race was the U15 boys with Fraser Clyne completing the 3,900m course in a time of 14:36 coming home in 21st position.
Fifth race of the day was a combined race for U17 and U20 women. Ishbel Inglis completed the 5,100m course in a time of 22:41 in 19th position.
The next race of the day was the senior ladies taking on a 6,400 course. First home was Lauren Corbett in a time of 31:02 in 81st position followed by Pauline McAdam in a time of 34:21 in 95th position. The ladies have the pleasure of moving to the same distance as the men from next year in championship races!
The penultimate race of the day saw Kyle Potts tackling an 8,000m course in the U20 mens race. Kyle finished in a time of 36:26 in 29th position
The final race was the senior men over 9,600m. Teviotdale men were battling it out for the Jimmy Grierson Memorial Trophy which is given to the first senior Teviotdale man in the east district championships. Rory Anderson was first harrier home in a time of 36:30 in 68th position and he will collect the trophy at presentation night. Second home was Craig Grieve in a time of 37:39 in 96th position. Alan Inglis was next home in a time of 41:54 in 179th position followed by Alan Colman and Paul Lockie in times of 49:34 and 50:39 and 246th and 249th positions respectively.
Please see Alex Corbett’s photographs HERE