Vertish Hill, Hawick (and Christmas meal)

The results from todays event at the Vertish Hill in Hawick are HERE

A slightly lower turnout for this year’s December event on the Vertish Hill in Hawick but thanks to all who came along and I hope you enjoyed it. The frosty conditions over the previous week meant the ground was pretty hard and the overnight rain probably made things slippier but thankfully no casualties were reported for all our new first aiders.

While not the most technical area there is lots of good running over the fairways and I tried to get a bit of route choice into the legs so it was encouraging to see the first three starters on Light Green all heading in different directions. Don’t know which routes Ian Maxwell took but he emerged a clear winner in a time of 24:12, with John Tullie and new member Rachel Sullivan completing the podium. Kate Grimsditch was fastest round the Orange course.

Thanks to Lindsey for all her help with the map, putting out controls, registration and results and also to Ian, John, Rob, Robin, James, Eileen and Kate for getting the controls in. Finally, many thanks to Nick and Jackie at Hawick Golf Club for use of the course and putting on an excellent meal for our Christmas dinner.