Boxing Day 2007

Douglas Tullie with the winners spoilsRoxburgh Reivers held their annual Boxing Day event in Hawick’s Wilton Park much to the amusement of the many walkers in the Park on Wednesday morning.  The 19 runners had to find marked points and answer questions, with a bonus for solving a seasonal anagram.

In a close run competition it was Teviothead’s Douglas Tullie, recently crowned as the British Orienteering Federation Junior of the Year, who triumphed by just 10 points from his older brother James.  James proved just how difficult it is to solve anagrams after a hard run.  In 3rd equal place were Graham Miller from the USA who took the overseas prize and John Tullie who was first veteran.  The ladies section was also close-run but it was Jedburgh’s Karen Maxwell who came out on top with Emma Amos from Denholm scooping the youngest runner prize.

Rob had organised the use of Wilton Dean Hall again this year and we all enjoyed cups of tea etc, buns and some good banter.  Rob had also (inadvertently) organised the removal of some of the control points for their winter re-paint but at least it avoided some of the arguing about answers.