Silver finishes for Reivers

Kirstin Maxwell and John Tullie.
Kirstin Maxwell and John Tullie.
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ANOTHER big weekend of orienteering led members of Roxburgh Reivers to the Lake District for the British Championships.

Held on open hillside near Ravenglass, the area provided fast terrain with tricky navigation in places.

Kirstin Maxwell and John Tullie.

Kirstin Maxwell and John Tullie.

Despite a three-week break from training, due to lambing, farmer John Tullie produced the goods when it mattered to take second place on the M55 long course. Kirstin Maxwell continued her good form to finish second on W20 elite, and Rob Cranston surprised himself with second place on the M45 short course.

Only one local team entered for the Relay Championships and the trio of Ian Maxwell, Rob Cranston and John Tullie finished in ninth place on the men’s short open class.

The action moved into Kendal for the Bank Holiday Monday urban race round the many streets and narrow alleyways, much to the amusement of the general public.

There were no podium places for the club, but the 500 competitors enjoyed their navigational run and it was generally agreed that the town made an excellent venue.

The next local event is at Bowhill on Saturday. More details at www.roxburghreivers.org.uk