Sunday saw the first round of the Borders Cross Country League.
There was a fairly low turnout of EAC runners, which may be related to the clash with the Braid Hills event the previous day. Unfortunately our ‘first’ two runners, were not even running for us! Keith was running for Norham and Adam for Carnethy. In Grand Prix terms, sorry guys, you would have been due 6 points and 5 points but, only get points if you turn out for EAC. (How come you guys can turn out for us in East Dist and Scottish Chanpionships when Norham and Carnethy probably also have teams entered!).
I assume EAC is not their ‘first claim’ which is a pitty, as if they had been running with their EAC vest on, we would currently be in second place 2 points behind Moorfoots (instead of 35 points behind!) Still, 5 races to go and plenty of time to catch up (best 4 scores count out of the 6 races).
We did however get 8 juniors turning out in the junior race, so that is very positive.
Senior EAC Results:
Martin Ferguson 28.41
Steve Booth 30.07
Marek Jurasinski 31.53
Graeme Brown 33.07
Great run from Sue who was first woman home, so already favorite to defend her title from last year.
Susan Ridley 30.14
Debra Murray 36.41
Full Borders League details at
Grand Prix standings have been updated and are at
Believe it or not, we are now a third of the way through the cross country season! 6 events down, 12 remaining, so still lots to play for. In the mens event, we have 35 athletes currently on the scoreboard, the top 6 are threatening to break away but nothing is certain and with loads of points up for grabs, there will be lots of jockying for positions/bragging rights all through the field.
In the womens event, 17 competitors so far, with three front runners, although I certainly would not discount a few others narrowing the gap and joining them shortly.
Remember, chickens can’t be counted until the fat lady sings (or until the fat man wobbles across the finish line at Falkirk).