Limpers duo in action in north east trail run

From left - Sheila MacNab, Anne Purves, Latte Ladies Anne Lillico and Susan Sutherland, and Rosie Capper.
From left - Sheila MacNab, Anne Purves, Latte Ladies Anne Lillico and Susan Sutherland, and Rosie Capper.

There was another great weekend’s running for the Lauderdale Limpers, with Ian Turnbull and Leahn Parry heading south to take part in the Thrunton Thriller Trail Run in Northumberland’s National Park.

The Thrunton Thriller takes place in Thrunton Woods; a special place renowned for its great walking, dramatic crags and far-off views of the Cheviots.

The route takes on the famous double crags in the south of Thrunton Woods and then goes round Thrunton Crags in the north and tackles some glorious paths along the way.

Both Leahn and Ian completed the extremely challenging course in excellent times, 02:09 and 02:21 respectively.

Meanwhile, Jock Calder headed north to run Alloa’s half marathon on Sunday, with tough conditions – big headwinds along Hillfoots and big climbs from Menstrie, but finishing with a very respectable time of 01:54.

The Lauderdale Limpers’ 20th year continues to inspire and motivate the club members to push the boundaries and take up new challenges.

Its ‘bingo card’ started off

as a motivational tool for the club runners.

However, Craig Scott has chosen to take this to a new level, raising funds for our junior Limpers and setting his own very personal challenge too. You can read his story on his crowdfunding page (www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Craig-Robert- Scott), which highlights a hidden problem of mental health issues in young people.

On a lighter note, muddy trainers were a-plenty on Saturday morning when the Latte Ladies clocked another five-mile coffee shop run, taking them from Milestone in Newtown St Boswells, down river via the chain bridge at Dryburgh, to Mertoun bridge, where they crossed the river Tweed, to run back up river to their next destination, The Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells. You can read their blog www.beanthererunthat.com