Eildons event 18/2/23 – results

Full results from today’s event on the Eildons are HERE

Planner’s/Organiser’s report

Well done to everyone who braved the rain, mist and infamous Eildon mud to take part in this event, planned as the second in the Roxburgh Reivers’ Winter series.  It was great to see such a good attendance, with runners from a number of other clubs and some young families too. I hope you all felt welcome and enjoyed your run despite the weather.

I certainly enjoyed planning the event, even with the difficulties of trying to avoid some horrendous areas of wind-blown trees  following last year’s gales – we ended up flagging part of the Yellow and Orange courses to guide runners around some of the obstacles.  Although I had kept the courses relatively short to take account of the time of year and the conditions  underfoot, there was a fair bit of climb on all courses.  The Yellow course stayed on paths and rides through the woods, while runners on Orange and Light Green had the treat of venturing up into the mist on Eildon Wester Hill, which spiced things up a little by introducing that slight element of doubt about direction and distance…

Thanks to Robin for acting as Controller, making numerous map updates to show the worst of the wind-blow, and providing invaluable advice on course lengths and design, as well as setting out and bringing in controls on the day.  Thanks also to Lindsey for entries and download, and to those other hardy souls who ventured back out in the cold and rain to clear up afterwards – Rob Cranston, Bridget Khursheed, Judith and James Purves and John Tullie.

Thanks to Buccleuch Estates and the Maxwell family (local farmers) for permissions.

Eb Rooney RR