Lauderdale Limpers members put their best foot forward for annual 10 mile race in Melrose

Lauderdale Limpers
Lauderdale Limpers

A great weekend’s running was had by the Lauderdale Limpers, with Ian Woodcock and Leahn Parry taking part in the annual Three Eildons 10 mile race in Melrose whilst other members met for the clubs monthly breakfast run, taking them this weekend on the scenic route followed by the Lauder Common Riding.

The Three Eildons Trail Race, organised by Melrose Races, was a complete sell-out with registration post race buffet and presentations taking place in the Melrose Rugby Club – a 5-10 minute walk from the start line.

The 10.5 mile route starts at the bottom of the Boglie Road heading straight uphill to the Eildons. The first 2 miles are the toughest as runners have a gradual climb on road towards the Rhymers Stone, and then the very muddy track to the top of the first Eildon.

Runners then have the task of climbing up and over the further two Eildon hills before descending into woodland and down onto Bowden Common.

Runners then tackle undulating trails through scenic woodland and river bank back to Rhymers stone and a fast downhill final mile to the finish line.

Both Leahn and Ian completed the extremely well organised event in excellent times.