Doug Tullie - second at the British Champs
The forest was tricky, the courses long, the runnability mainly fast, and everyone agreed that it was a testing area. Culbin Forest
on a sunny afternoon takes some beating! Roxburgh Reivers were in charge of Emit brikke issue before their runs so we were aware of all the sweaty bodies finishing with tales of woe. Douglas Tullie was the star again, taking 2nd place on M20E although he would obviously have preferred the gold medal. Everyone else managed a respectable run, some more respectable than others, but we all got our money’s worth.
RR's bronze winning relay team
We had 3 teams in the relays, all doing Ad Hoc. The planners had made no compromise on the TD5 courses and runners had to keep concentrating. The team of Lindsey Knox, Jim Knox and Robin Sloan managed a podium place, taking bronze only 4 seconds behind silver place. This was RR’s first British relay medal since 1996. The other 2 teams packed well in 11th and 12th place.
All in all, an enjoyable weekend of racing and a few weeks before the next SOL for some of us, the writer included, to get some technique training done.