Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run and Scottish Cycle Cross Series 2018

Race Reports, October 25, 2018

Read on to find out how Gillian Kennedy got on at her 10km trail run starting in peebles and how John McLagan managed to stay upright on his cycle cross race in mud and up steps!

Gillian took part in the Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run which starts and finishes at the Hay Lodge Park in Peebles with 3 routes to choose from; 4km, 10km and 20km. The trail meanders through riverside paths, stunning woodlands and up onto the hills with panoramic views of the Tweed Valley. The trail then takes you from the woods and into the Neidpath Tunnel – a 600m railway tunnel, complete with lighting effects. Gillian completed the 10km and had this to say "aimed at mountain goats and masochists!! Whoop whoop.. 505th out of 580 in a time of 1hr 27 mins - given the course and how far from last place ......that will do to round off the season. The event was well organised and the setting - in the autumn foliage- was stunning."

Fantastic Gillian, sounds like there were some cheeky wee climbs in there!

Whilst Gillian was running around the Tweed Valley, John McLagan took off to Lochore for the third round of the Scottish Cyclo Cross Series following on from the previous rounds held at Rothesay and Falkirk. John reported that "Lochore is best known for it's flat, muddy and exposed course and the 'circle of doom'. About 90 secs of riding for this feature starting at the outside of the spiral with an ever decreasing route to the centre and back out. The challenge is maintaining good speed whilst staying upright in the greasy conditions. I placed 48th out of 98 riders in the V40 age group, not the best of days but good fun and great training for October."

Well done John, sounds like you need a strong six pack for that balancing act alone!

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