Castle capers for Roxburgh Reivers

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Mid October has been a busy time for Scottish orienteering and local Roxburgh Reivers members have been very involved.

The Urban races at Edinburgh and Stirling castles and competitions at Balmoral Castle and Sands of Forvie were World Ranking Events, combined with the Senior Home Nations Internationals, and also public races which were the final counters in various leagues.

Local runners Doug Tullie and Kirstin Maxwell were both selected for the Scottish Team and contributed solid performances to help Scotland retain the Senior Home Nations title for this year. Doug’s performance at Balmoral was especially commendable, a long race over very technical and physically demanding terrain, giving him 15th overall and second Scot home.

Pauline McAdam also recorded a win on W55 and there was a 4th place for Robin Sloan in the M65 class. In the Race the Castles competition, combining all four events, Pauline was also 1st overall, with Ian Maxwell 5th.