Urban Reivers

A large group of Roxburgh Reivers headed north to Morayshire last weekend for a double-header of orienteering, including round five of the Scottish Urban League and round four of the Scottish Forest League.

Saturday’s urban race took place in the historic whisky centre of Dufftown and included small areas of woodland as well as the town itself. The club had two winners on the day in the shape of Kirstin Maxwell on Women’s Open and Lindsey Knox on Women’s 55+. Knox now leads both the Scottish and UK Urban League, and Maxwell lies second in the Scottish league. Faisal Khursheed had a good run for second place on M16 and there was also a runners-up slot for Eileen Maxwell on W50.

Sunday’s forest race was held in Lossie Forest, on the coast at Lossiemouth, and proved a much more difficult day with complex contour detail and rough underfoot conditions. Reivers didn’t do quite so well after Saturday’s successes, but the standout result was from Faisal Khursheed who finished first junior boy on a difficult green course.

This weekend sees the last major race before the summer break, with runners heading to St Andrews for an urban league encounter.