Trio of cross-country titles for composite Team Borders

AS THE curtain fell on another East Cross-Country League at Broxburn on Saturday, Team Borders’ runners came away celebrating three age-group league titles.

The Under-11 Boys, racing over 1.6km and leading by 32 points after the first two rounds, were the first to clinch silverware despite a strong Pitreavie team beating them into second on the day.

Corran Carrick-Anderson (Moorfoot) took third place with clubmate Ethan Elder (10th) and Chirnside’s Archie Fuller (16th), enough to secure overall victory by 60 points from Edinburgh with Pitreavie third.

The Under-13 Girls also led going into the third and final leg, but by a less secure margin of 13 points. Moorfoot club-mates Mairi Wallace and Beth Hobbs had a private battle of their own for fourth and fifth over the 3km course, Mairi getting up in the final few strides to just pip Beth on the line while Gala’s Susannah Godfrey-Faussett wasn’t too far behind in seventh.

The girls notched a seven-point winning margin on the day from Edinburgh and stretched their overall winning margin to 33 points from Central.

Next was the Under-13 Boys ,who only held a vulnerable four-point lead over Corstorphine. Jamie Logan (Gala) came in fourth with Euan Hood (Moorfoot) and Corri Campbell taking seventh and eighth places respectively for a seven-point win on the day for the Borders boys ahead of Fife with Corstorphine back in third, meaning a winning margin of 18 points overall, and the first time the Team Borders name will appear on the trophy. More results on page 73 and photos on page 72.