Reivers map out some national and international success

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A busy weekend for orienteering saw members of Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club scattered across the country.

On Friday, John Tullie, Pauline McAdam and Lindsey Knox made the long trip south to the Forest of Dean for the two-day Veteran Home Internationals.

With a few call-offs due to a clash of events the team was always going to struggle to win, but the three Reivers all put in solid performances to help Scotland take second place behind England.

Meanwhile, other club runners headed north to Falkirk for a combined Junior Inter Area and Scottish Interclub competition at Falkirk Wheel.

The East Juniors, with several Reivers in the squad, finished in third place, but there were excellent performances from Patrick Heger who was part of the winning Open team, and from Faisal Khursheed, who was fourth on his course.

On Sunday the penultimate race in this year’s forest league was held at Craig A’ Barns at Dunkeld.

Runners faced tough, hilly courses and Robin Sloan was the only club winner, taking top spot on M65. The last race is near Aviemore in two weeks’ time.

This coming Saturday sees the first local event of the autumn on a new map of Traquair House and Estate, with courses to suit all abilities. Start times are from 1-2pm.

In addition, an exciting joint venture between Traquair House and Roxburgh Reivers will see a new permanent non-competitive course unveiled during the event and club members will be on hand to offer advice. More details at www.roxburghreivers.org.uk