Tough test on the dunes for Kirstin

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JEDBURGH athlete Kirstin Maxwell produced an outstanding performance in the recent Scottish Six Days Orienteering Meeting.

Kirstin, having just moved up to senior level this year, finished seventh overall and second British athlete in the elite women’s class over the six events, run over tough sand dunes and upland forest terrain in north-east Scotland.

The event attracted more than 3,500 competitors with a high standard of entry from Europe in the elite classes due to the fact that three of the days were world-ranking events.

Former Roxburgh Reivers member James Tullie, now resident in the Highlands, equalled Kirstin’s result, finishing seventh overall in the elite men’s class over the six days, with brother Douglas (also competing in the elite class) fourth on day two.

Not to be outdone, father John, from Teviothead, had the best result of the other Border competitors in the age category classes, being narrowly beaten into second place on the final day of the event.