A GLORIOUS autumn weekend in the Trossachs brought a double-header for Borders orienteerers last weekend.
The final round of the Scottish Urban League was held in and around the streets of Dunblane, passing by Andy Murray’s gold postbox, and also incorporated a round of the UK League.
The planners obviously wanted everyone to see as much of the town as possible and made the courses long and tough.
Proving that Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club can hold their own against much larger clubs, the local outfit produced an exceptional two of the 12 overall class winners in Kirstin Maxwell (Women’s Open), and Lindsey Knox (Women’s Vet).
In fact, the club took three of the top four places on Women’s Open, with Fiona Forrest in second place and Karen Maxwell in fourth.
Eileen and Ian Maxwell also had solid runs to finish the league in third and fifth places respectively.
The penultimate round of the Scottish League took runners to Aberfoyle and a rough working forest on the edge of the town.
Kirstin Maxwell had another terrific run to take first on W20, as did Douglas Tullie on M21 and Robin Sloan on M65. Fiona Forrest picked up another second place and there were third places for Karen Maxwell and Lindsey Knox. The series concludes this Sunday at Broughton, with several of the club members hoping for podium places. The next local event is at Gala Hill, Galashiels, on Saturday, November 10.