Trophy treble for Roxburgh Reivers

Roxburgh Reivers' Pauline McAdam, Sarah McAdam and Lindsey Knox.
Roxburgh Reivers' Pauline McAdam, Sarah McAdam and Lindsey Knox.

Roxburgh Reivers brought the curtain down on their orienteering competition season on Sunday at the Scottish Score and Inter-Club Championships at Pitmedden Forest in Fife.

In the Score competition, runners had 60 or 70 minutes to find as many controls as possible and finishing late attracted hefty penalties. Sarah McAdam, on the 70-minute W21 class, finished comfortably within the time limit and with a good score to take the title although she will have to wait for her trophy to be returned from the 2014 winner.

Pauline McAdam and Lindsey Knox, on the 60-minute course, both finished slightly outwith the allocated time but had accumulated enough points to take the W60 and W55 trophies home.

Cathy Rooney had a good run to seal runners-up spot on W55, and Marc Heger was third on M16. Calum Murray and Patrick Heger finished fourth and fifth on M16.

In the Inter-Club competition, Roxburgh Reivers were paying the price of an increased membership by being classed as a large club for the first time in the club’s history.

However, with lots of good results backing up the podium places, the club was over the moon to take second place behind Edinburgh Southern who have almost four times the number of members. It was also special beating Forth Valley Orienteers who recently won the UK Cup.

The next local event is at Traquair House on December 5. More details at www.roxburghreivers.org.uk