Grey and chilly it might have been at Camperdown Park, Dundee on Saturday but that didn’t prevent a ray of sunshine from the Moorfoot U13 Girls team.
Beth Hobbs, Elena McGorum, Charlotte Clare and Molly Falconer took a third place team finish in the East of Scotland Cross-Country Championships.
Still only a few weeks into full training after suffering from a nasty bug, Hobbs matched her seventh place finish last year, coming home in 13.19 for the two-mile course.
McGorum (13.34) and Clare (13.44) backed her up with excellent runs for 10th and 11th respectively.
Falconer (14.13) ran slightly below her best for 21st, but coach Gregor Nicholson was at pains to point out that had any of the three scoring girls dropped out, her run would have secured bronze.
“Molly’s effort was as important to the team as the other three girls’. Even Mo and Paula have off days which makes it invaluable to have good depth in the team.”