Odyssey

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IT WAS a tiring but successful weekend for the seven members of Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club who ventured over the border for this year’s October Odyssey.

Saturday’s race was on open moorland near Haltwhistle, just north of Hadrian’s Wall, with the second day on the army ranges at Cottonshope near Byrness.

Both days were just the type of terrain that John Tullie on M50 excels in and he took that title with ease from Ian Maxwell in second and Andrew Armstrong in fourth. The ladies also tasted success with wins for Eileen Maxwell on W45, Fiona Forrest on W35 and Kirstin Maxwell on W20. Lindsey Knox was second on W50.

Karen Maxwell kept up the club’s record of having a member in every home international when she had a late call-up for the Junior Home Internationals held last weekend in Ireland.

Unfortunately, the Scots couldn’t match the strength of the English team, but Karen was top Scot in the individual race. Lindsey Knox, Kirstin Maxwell and Douglas Tullie all carry on the club representation with selections for the forthcoming veteran and senior competitions.

The next local event is at Bowhill on October 22 – more details at www.roxburghreivers.org.uk