Tullie takes two at nationals

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THE 2013 Scottish Orienteering Championships, hosted this year by South-West clubs, were blessed with glorious weather last weekend.

The event combined an individual race on Saturday at Loch Doon followed by the relays at Maxwellton near Moniaive.

Pride of place on Saturday went to John Tullie who retained his M55 trophy despite a recent ankle injury. Club mate Pauline McAdam led the W55 class for much of the day but was finally nudged into second place by a late starter.

Karen Maxwell made up the trio of Roxburgh Reivers on the podium with her third place on W18. The relays provided another enjoyable day in warm sunshine with magnificent views across the area.

John Tullie was first back out the forest and his team of Barry Veitch and Ian Maxwell managed to hang onto first place in their age class, winning the magnificent prize of a pack of teacakes. The remaining two club teams finished in fifth and sixth in their respective age classes.

The next local event is at Hawick on June 15, more details at www.roxburghreivers.org.uk