James and Kirstin win for Scotland

JamesTullie orienteering.
JamesTullie orienteering.

IN another busy weekend for Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club athletes, James Tullie enjoyed success at the Senior Home Internationals in south Wales.

Tullie had a scorching run to win the M21 course for the Scottish team, while Kirstin Maxwell finished top Scot on W20.

At the end of Saturday the Scottish and English teams were tied for first place, but Scotland produced some blistering performances in the relays on Sunday to thrash their rivals.

The Scottish ladies’ teams deserve a special mention, finishing with a 1-2-3 and a clean sweep.

Elsewhere, the club held their second event in the autumn series at Bowhill, where there was a good turnout.

Gerry Moss from Gala Harriers, taking part in his first orienteering event, won the yellow course in just over 19 minutes with Les Turnbull from Norham RC taking the honours on the orange course. John Tullie comfortably won the longer training course.

The final event in the 2011 Scottish League took place at Barry Buddon camp near Dundee on Sunday and there were several podium places on the day for club members.

On the M50 course, John Tullie was narrowly squeezed into second place with Ian Maxwell gaining a hard-earned fourth.

Lindsey Knox had a good run to win W50, Karen Maxwell was beaten into second on W16 by only 13 seconds, and Fiona Forrest was third on W35.

The next Borders event is at Gordon Community Woodland on November 19 – more details at www.roxburghreivers.org.uk