Cross country: Carnethy runners do double at Paxton

Steven Ross competing for Chirnside Chasers is among the runners at Paxton House.
Steven Ross competing for Chirnside Chasers is among the runners at Paxton House.

MICHAEL Reid and Charlotte Morgan did the double for Carnethy in the fourth round of the Borders Cross Country Series at Paxton House.

Hosted by Norham Running Club, 182 runners took part in the senior race and another 66 tackled the junior course.

Cold but dry, the weather was great for winter running. Underfoot conditions, however, were testing as many parts of the course were exceptionally muddy.

Reid maintained his domination of the series with his third win out of four races, blasting round the 
3.43-mile course in 21 minutes and two seconds. HBT’s David Wright was second in 21.35, followed by Gala Harriers’ Fergus Johnson in 21.41.

Morgan made it another Carnethy double by winning the ladies’ race. In what was also her third victory out of four races, she was 23rd overall in 23.37. Jill Mykura was the second lady home in 23.57 and Kate Jenkins of HBT was third in 25.23.

Host club Norham had a very big turnout, with Tim McCall first across the line in 39th position in 24.59.

Nathan Cox of Gala Harriers won the junior race, closely followed by Selkirk’s Jack Stanners, with Gala’s Thomas Otton in third. Seven of the top ten were running for Gala.