With rain forecast the car was loaded with Gazebo and the Club Tent and willing helpers.
Being part of Borders Race series must have upped the numbers as there were 48 signed up by 11:40.
With the tent already erected at the start, thanks Hilary Bob and Mark, Gordon and I headed to the Beeftub. One late arrival was numbered to give us a field of 49.
After remembering and thanking JBF for the race the group assembled along the fence and they were off.
The mist was coming and going on the tops as we sorted the finish and found the clock counting up in random seconds. A quick change to the phone stop watch and we were back on track.
Johnathan Whitehead marshaled them past the monument and then they ran past Mark on Annanhead Hill, with Nick pointing them down of Great hill.
Andrew Cox ran down in first well ahead of his team-mate Lucas Cheskin, Adan Anderson was in 3rd and 1st V40 with the Ist Junior, Michael Kerr in 4th.
1st Lady was Jill Stephen of HBT in 7th and 1st Lady, Sue Ridley was 2nd(1st FV50) with Rosie Alan 3rd (1st V40).
Emma Kerr was first Junior Female. It is great to see so many out and so many juniors too.
With all but 5 of the runners in , I headed off to sort the results. But waited and waited, to find that the last 5 had not appeared. After an hour the last hill Marshal headed down. So we were left with 5 unaccounted for. Two turned up having got a little lost. Then there were three missing.
Eventually they appeared having followed the fence too far, more about that later once we know the full story. (please send me a GPS of your route if you have it).
Thanks for the lots of offers from the runners to set off searching,
Everyone seemed to have had a good time, see you all next year.
|3||24-49||Adam Anderson||Annan & District||V40|
|4||24-50||Michael Kerr||Annan & District||J|
|8||26-26||Martin Coopland||Annan & District||V40|
|9||26-46||Mark Whitelock||Annan & District||V40|
|11||27-16||Darren Foley||Annan & District||V40|
|13||27-33||Kevin Plumber||Annan & District||V50|
|15||27-51||Susan Ridley||Edinbvurgh AC||FV50|
|17=||30-11||John Robson||Annan & District||V60|
|26||32-05||Rosie Alan||Annan & District||FV40|
|28||33-58||Emma Kerr||Annan & District||FJ|
|31||35-04||Johnny Minto||Annan & District||V40|
|34||35-22||Paul Heneghan||Rosendale Harriers||V40|
|41||42-49||Jean Robson||Annan & District||FV50|
|42||43-59||Linda Cameron||Annan & District||FV40|
|43||44-01||Billy Kerr||Annan & District||M50|
|47=||102-17||Frank Birch||Teviotdale Harriers||V70|