Reivers in border raid

Roxburgh Reivers had a successful raid over the border last weekend to take part in the Phoenix Long Orienteering event, a combination of orienteering, hill running and mountain marathon. Over two glorious sunny days in the southern Cheviots and after many gruelling miles it was Andrew Tullie of Teviothead who took the honours in the 18km “D” class, winning by a clear 14 minutes in a time of 3:28 hrs. On the 25km “C” Class Douglas Henderson improved on his overnight placing to take 3rd place in a time of 4:50 hrs, with Ian Maxwell finishing 10th and Lindsey Knox winning 1st female category in overall 24th place. On the 34km “B” course John Tullie finished in 2nd place with a time of 5:20 hrs which was also good enough to take 1st place in the veteran category.

Kirsten and Karen Maxwell, neither old enough to compete in the main event, took part in a standard orienteering event at the same venue. Over slightly longer distances than they are used to Kirsten finished in 4th and 3rd positions on Light Green while Karen won both her Orange courses.