James and Kirstin fly the flag for Scotland

James Tullie, Roxburgh Reivers
James Tullie, Roxburgh Reivers

It was another busy weekend for local athletes who came away with the spoils from three competitions in separate parts of the UK.

Roxburgh Reivers held their second event in the autumn series at Bowhill, where there was a good turnout, and a debut-day victory for Gala Harriers’ Gerry Moss who won the yellow course in just over 19 minutes. Les Turnbull, from Norham Running Club, took the honours on the orange course, while John Tullie enjoyed a comfortable victory over the longer training course.

The final event in the 2011 Scottish League took place at Barry Buddon Camp, near Dundee, on Sunday, and there were several podium places on the day for club members, including John Tullie who was narrowly squeezed into second place on the M50 course, with Ian Maxwell gaining a hard-earned fourth spot. Lindsey Knox had a good run to win W50, with Karen Maxwell beaten into second place on W16 by only 13 seconds, and Fiona Forrest third on W35.

Also at the weekend were the senior home internationals in South Wales, where James Tullie had a scorching run to win the M21 course for the Scottish team, and Kirstin Maxwell finished top Scot on W20. At the end of Saturday, the Scottish and English teams were tied for first place but Scotland produced some blistering performances in the relays on Sunday to thrash their rivals. The Scottish ladies’ teams deserve a special mention, finishing with a 1-2-3 and a clean sweep.

The next local event is at Gordon Community Woodland on November 19 – more details at www.roxburghreivers.org.uk