Channelkirk pair map out a new sporting career

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AROUND 185 pupils from eight primary schools competed in the Bowhill Orienteering Event held near Selkirk last week.

A memorable day was had by all with participants learning a great deal from their sessions on map and compass work.

Hugh Robinson and Lewis Murphy from Channelkirk were the fastest pair, by one second, over the 2.3kms course around Bowhill while Lilliesleaf lifted the team trophy.

Results – Bowhill School Orienteering Trophy (based on the best 3 results from each school): 1, Lilliesleaf 44 mins 29 secs; 2, Stirches 46.18; 3, St Peters 46.35; 4, Drumlanrig 49.15; 5, Channelkirk 49.44; 6, Trinity 49.52; 7, Glendinning 52.35; 8, Philiphaugh 53.38.

Pairs competition (Overall): 1, Hugh Robinson & Lewis Murphy (Channelkirk) 13 mins 15 secs; 2, Matthew Mackenzie & Morgan Tait (Stirches) 13.16; 3, Henry Antcliff & Henry Clarkson (Lilliesleaf) 13.29.