Limpers have spring in their step

The Lauderdale Limpers 'latte ladies'.
The Lauderdale Limpers 'latte ladies'.

It was a busy and successful time for the Lauderdale Limpers last weekend.

The events started on Saturday (February 25), when Leahn Parry recorded an excellent third place in the Northumberland Coastal Half Marathon.

On the Sunday, Ian Turnbull, who is returning from injury, completed the Glentress Trail Half Marathon in an excellent 41st place out of 395 runners in really tough conditions.

Sunday’s gales and driving rain did not put off the 100 runners who gathered in Lilliesleaf for a trail race to raise money for the Borders Exploration Group, although it did make the already difficult 10k course a real challenge.

Dean Whiteford continued the Lauder-based club’s extremely successful start to 2017 with a gutsy win. Graeme Sutherland, Rachel McAleese and Sheila D’Andrea also completed the extremely well organised event in excellent times.

Meanwhile, Lauderdale ‘Latte Ladies’ Susan Sutherland and Anne Lillico were joined by fellow runners Naomi, Mary, Cathy and Senga for the fourth leg of their coffee shop challenge on Sunday.

They ran the 7.5-mile trail from Apples for Jam in Melrose, over all three slippery Eildon hills, across Bowden Common and back to Newtown St Boswells, where they enjoyed coffee and cake at Milestone Garden Centre.

More about the coffee shop trail routes can be found on their blog www.beanthererunthat.com