Reivers notch podium places

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Roxburgh Rivers made their mark with two podium places at Saturday’s British Orienteering Championships in north Northumberland.

The forest for the individual race provided a very physical challenge due to the heather, high bilberries or tree brashings which running very difficult. Reivers’ Fiona Forrest on W40 and John Tullie on M55 still managed to notch third in their respecive classes, while Pauline McAdam just missed out, finishing fourth on W55.

More pleasant running conditions for the relay championships among grassed-over mine workings, near Otterburn, saw Jedburgh’s Kirstin Maxwell record a great run to help her Edinburgh University team to first place on the women’s premier class in what was her final run as a student.

Roxburgh Reivers had a record six teams competing, including two junior squads.

And although none made it onto the podium, Elena Heger deserves a mention for having the fastest time on her leg on the mixed under-18 class, and Yousuf Khursheed also ran well for fourth place on his M14 leg.

The last local event before the summer break is at Teviothead this Saturday with starts from 1-2pm. More details at