Illness, cyclo-cross and blinkin' netball (!) meant a depleted but still healthy contingent of Moorfoot juniors at the annual Lasswade Cross-Country races at Gorebridge on Sunday.
Kobe Stevens’ 2nd place in the 3.8mile U17 men’s race was the top individual placing on the day. In close contention from the gun, it was only in the final kilometre that the winner gained the upper hand with Kobe finishing with a wide margin over the rest in 23.20.
Also on the podium in the U13 Boys race over 2 miles was Craig Angus who finished strongly over the closing 300m to pull clear of the chasing challengers and secure 3rd place in 12.30. Finlay Collins ran well for 10th in 13.33.
And there was a team podium placing for the U11 Girls, the only age-group in which the club managed the required complement of three runners for the team prizes. Racing over 1 mile, Megan Hobbs had a strong run for 4th in 6.38, Madeline Collins was 6th in 6.53 and Holly Hobbs kept on well for 23rd in 7.37, enough for 2nd team overall behind Edinburgh AC. (Note to coach: The promise of Vimto sweets seems to be a great incentive!)
Other Moorfoot placings
U13G: 20th Eilidh Mooney (14.43)
U15G: 6th Mairi Wallace (13.10), 7th Fiona Grant (13.11)
U17/U20W: 6th Niamh Shaw (23.03)
Sen/U20M: 15th (3rd U20) Sam MacNeill (37.12), 30th Ben Hindley (41.05)