Day 2 of the Jedburgh running festival featured a 10k, half marathon and wheelchair 10k. Four Carnethies joined around 300 half-marathon runners on a crisp but bright morning. The sunshine didn’t last, soon being replaced by a persistent downpour blown in on a cold easterly breeze. Hats off to James Britton for winning the race by a margin of 4 minutes in a time of 1:14:20 and Pamela Whitlie (1:43:12, 11th female) who was 3rd FV40. Other runners were Katie Robbins (2:03:29, 81st female) and Richard Adams (1:42:20, 79th male). Full results here: http://www.racetecresults.com/
This was a very enjoyable run on an undulating course generally along tree-lined back roads full of autumn colour; the last few kilometres along the pavement of the busy A68 were the only unpleasant part. Despite the size of the event, it was quite low-key, and it was nice to just turn up and run rather than be herded into pens to shiver for ages beforehand.
Ian Nimmo adds:
I was looking at the results of the Ultramarathon held as part of the Festival: https://www.jedburghthreepeaksultra.org.uk/
I noticed that John Hammond was third and David Hanna 12th, with Aisling Allum 37th (out of 234 entries). First female was Nicola Duncan in eighth, listed as Race Fitness but I suspect also Carnethy? Anyway, it looks as though she broke her own course record.