Saturday 6th December saw the minibus full yet again of senior and junior harriers heading for the city of Dundee for the East District League Cross Country Championships. On arrival the day was dull, cold but dry although rain earlier in the week had left the ground a bit soft in places.
First away were the u13 girls with our Langholm trio competing on one 3,200 m lap of the course. First in for Teviotdale was Carly Blaikie in 15.44, 40th position, next Lucy Ash in 17.06, 49th position followed shortly by Macy Cropper in 17.43, 54th position.
The u13 boys were next to compete on the same route and distance. Fraser Clyne crossed the line first for the club in 16th position with a time of 12.43 and Johnlee Elder finished in 16.02, 68th position.
Teviotdale had only one girl competing again in the u15 girls category over a distance of 4,000m. Ishbel Inglis finished in 41st position in a time of 19.07.
Same distance and route for the u15 boys saw Jamie Waugh cross the line in 16.51, position 36th and Joseph Tottman 18.12, position 44th.
The senior women had a 2 lap course covering 6,400m and Donna Inglis finished 106th position in a time of 36.35.
Now resident in Dundee but still running for Teviotdale Duncan Lockie completed the u20 men’s 8,000m route in 36.47, position 24th.
Finally the senior men’s race of 3 laps covering a distance of 9,600m. Teviotdale had 7 competing. Finishing order was as follows Alan Inglis 41.07 position 120th picking up the club’s Jimmy Grierson Trophy for 1st harrier home in the East District Championships, 2nd home Scott Watson 43.16 position 154th, Alister Biggar 43.50 position 161st, Alex Corbett 45.15 position 178th, Michael Yule 46.04 position 190th, Alan Coltman 51.13 position 226th and Paul Lockie 52.15 position 231st. Teviotdale finished 15th team in the championships.
See Alex Corbett’s photographs HERE