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Cross Border Challenge

31/01/2018

This year's 10km Cross Border Challenge on Sunday 28th of January saw 625 runners on the start line, 12 of whom represented Dumfries Running Club. 

In its seventh year, the event from England to Scotland, is one of a select few cross border runs anywhere in the world.

The first section looped around Kingmoor Industrial Park and then out onto the breezy back road to Gretna. Initially flat, the route is parallel to the M74. There were road junctions and short blustery climbs to negotiate however excellent police and marshal presence ensured everything went smoothly. The route provided no shelter from the strong winds, with illuminated road signs warning passing traffic of its stormy force. The race finished in the car park of the Greens Hotel in Gretna where water, bananas and power bar bottles and gels were available. As it was a point to point race, a shuttle bus returned runners sporting their well-earned medals back to Carlisle.

For many this was the first race of the year and first cross border challenge. The event got the 2018 season of to a great start and will no doubt encourage, motivate and inspire new running goals. The first back was Skye Sarahs in 49.46, showing the benefit of her early season step up in training. James Brash in 50.29 ran well and finished a minute up on Hamish Macdonald with Andy Davis close behind. Karen Scott in 53.35 was a few strides ahead of Karen Littlejohn with Fiona Jardine in 55.37 finishing a minute ahead of both Olga McCready and Kirstin Shaw. Jennifer Ross ran well in 58.54 as did Andy Dickson in 61.40 and Yeolande Davies was pleased to get her first race of the year under her belt in 65.06.

Due to discrepancies in many runners perceived times the race organisers updated the results, taking 30 seconds off every finish time. They state that although the clock time was started on the gun there was enough evidence from participants to support a change. Welcomed news for many who have found that they ran faster than they initially thought. Organisers have shared that in 2019 they will introduce chip timing as high entry numbers now warrant this. 

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