The 2007 Scottish Orienteering Championships were held last weekend near Loch Doon, Ayrshire. Roxburgh Reivers fielded a smaller than usual team and late starts on Saturday afternoon coincided with a torrential downpour which left runners drenched on the open moorland. With maps threatening to disintegrate and underfoot conditions turning nasty runners were glad to cross the finish line.
Despite the poor conditions Reivers managed several podium places with the best positions being John and Sarah Tullie who both finished 2nd on their courses. Three other runners were in the frame with 3rd places: Jim Knox, Karen Maxwell and Lindsey Knox. Other results: Andrew Tullie 5th, Robert Cranston 5th, Kirstin Maxwell 8th, Ian Maxwell 10th.
With relief Sunday provided warm and dry conditions for the Scottish Relays although the midge population also came out to take in the atmosphere! We had the highlight of the weekend with a second consecutive win in the open handicap race. Andrew Tullie led off on first leg and returned 6 seconds ahead of the field, John Tullie returned the fasted time on leg 2 to give the team a 3 minute lead, with Ian Maxwell on the pressure anchor leg providing some excitement amongst his teamates as he sprinted from the final control to win by 9 seconds. In the junior relay class the team of Sarah Tullie, Karen Maxwell and Kirstin Maxwell finished in 7th place and in the senior handicap race Lindsey Knox, Jim Knox and Robert Cranston finished 3rd.
Results are here