Annual run was just what the doctors ordered


(Results in a separate file)

TEVIOTDALE Harrier Greg Walker flew round the eight-mile Doctor's Run in Langholm last Sunday to win in a time of 49.03.

Club mate Bruce Hughes crossed the finishing line at the cricket club in 50.53 secs to take third. They were split by runner-up Greig Glendinning of Bellahouston Roadrunners. His time of 50.33 was enough to win him the M40 race.

Top of the females was last year's winner Susan Fawkes of DH Runners in 63.33 followed by Liz Forsyth of Muckle Toon Joggers in 71.06.

Sarah Pool of Muckle Toon Joggers was the first F50 in 73.13, while Charlie Graham, a Langholm ADAC runner, was second in the M70 class on 73.19.

Muckle Toon Jogger Lynne Aitken won the medical female race in 76.27, while Bronwyn McCall was runner-up in 76.50.

Ryan Milligan was first local male home in 52.07 and was fourth overall, while Alex Jarzyna of Muckle Toon Sloggers was second in 57.57.

In the local female category Jen Forster was first in 66.54 followed by Donna McKinnel in 70.40, another success for the Muckle Toon Joggers.

Wattie Borthwick of Langholm won the local male M60 race in 69.11.

The youth and junior races, run over one mile, were well supported and there were excellent performances from boys and girls.

Leading the youth male 12 to 16 race was Conan Harper of Teviotdale Harriers in 7.54, while the female category was won by Freya McCall of Langholm in 10.36.

Thomas Forster of Canonbie won the junior male eight to 11 race in 7.57, while Nicole Ritchie of ADAC took the girls' race in 9.04.

Seventy adults ran the main race and 28 youngsters did the one-mile run.

Organisers Kirsty Ash and Sharon Irving of the Muckle Toon Joggers recruited 40 volunteers to help on the day and the tables in the cricket pavilion were laden with tray bakes to replenish the runners' energy.

The event was sponsored by Langholm business Yarns to Yearn For and the trophies were presented by Alan Miller. Support was given by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 4:17PM
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