Category Archives: Results of RR events

Bowmont event 6/4/24

It was windy in the car park but quite warm in the woods, thanks to everyone who braved the weather forecast and came along. Results with split times are HERE

Thanks to Andrew for the updated map and doing the planning/organising plus the control collectors of Eileen, James, Judith, Rob and Robin.

Dundock Wood, The Hirsel 3/2/24 – Results

Results with splits are HERE

Thanks to everyone who came along – over 60 of you ! Dundock Wood is tricky, fun and muddy in equal measures and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Apologies to Keith and James for the mis-management on control collecting which meant we’d taken in some controls before they got to them.

Extra thanks to Robin who came along early to help me put out controls, Eb/Ian/John/Rob who gave the cubs some instruction, Judith for helping with entries etc, James and Bridget for collecting in controls, and of course Tony Abbott for organising the Kelso cubs and their parents.

Our next event is on the Eildons on Sunday 3/3/24 which will have a variety of courses plus it’s a charity fundraiser for The Harris Trust. Entries are now open per the webpage link.

Abbotsford event 13/1/24

Provisonal results from Abbotsford are HERE. Well done to the two people who cleared the course and earned bonus bonus points, that was good going.

Thanks to everyone for the large turnout which makes Kate’s hard work on planning and organising worth the effort, and it was good to see a few new faces.

The Club Champion for 2024 is John Tullie with Colin Williams 2nd and Fiona Forrest 3rd. Kate may (or may not) share the handicap with us but I can vouch for the fact that the numbers were already in her laptop so there was no “fixing” after people finished !

Hope to see most of you at our next event which is in Dundock Wood (The Hirsel) amongst the rhododendrons. I’ve had fun planning the courses and you should have fun running there. I’ll update the webpage and add a link for pre-entries soon.

Lindsey

Smailholm Tower/Sandyknowe Craigs 11/11/23

Full results from today’s event are now available HERE

Smailholm was a really nice area to plan for – very compact, with four very distinct areas each providing its own wee challenges, and no fallen trees to worry about.  The downside is a fair bit of impenetrable gorse, some strategically placed bogs, and (after the recent rain) a lot of standing water with no way of knowing what lay underneath.

I tried to give everyone a taste of the whole area without taking runners into too many unpleasant bits, and think I largely succeeded . People seemed to have enjoyed their runs  – their enjoyment  helped no doubt by the glorious sunshine and super views.

Thanks to all the runners who came on the day (some from far and wide), and also to Robin as Controller, Lindsey for map updates and all the entry and download wizardry,  John Tullie for sorting out access, Rob and Robin for help with setting out, and Robin, James and Bridget for collecting in the controls.   Thanks also to Tom Stewart of Sandyknowe Farm for kind permission to use this wonderful site.

Eb Rooney, Planner/Organiser

Wilton Park, Hawick 7/10/23 – Results

The results from Wilton Park are HERE

Very light drizzle turned into steady rain by the end of the event but we seem to have got off lightly compared with further north. 18 people turned out for a fast birl round the lovely Wilton Park although I managed to confuse some people over which walls and fences were crossable/allowable. A few people went through a gate at the cricket pitch into and then immediately out of the tennis club car park gate (leg 9 – 10) which were marked as uncrossable and weren’t open when I put the controls out otherwise I would have been more careful with my instructions. I’ve penalised these people by 3 minutes – a bit of a guess but it’s a better option than disqualification or deleting the legs for everyone. If anyone else wants to admit to taking the gates shortcut let me know !

Thanks to Rob, Keith, Robin, Andrew J and Max for helping collect controls in at the end, that was much appreciated.

Lindsey, Planner/Organiser