First time entry, Normand is a clear winner at Yetholm

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This year’s Yetholm Hill Race was a low key affair compared to last year when it was the Scottish counting event for the British Fell Running Championship series.

This year’s race attracted a relatively modest 37 runners to the start line at Halterburn where dry, still conditions were near perfect for running.

The race direction returned to its traditional clockwise direction after a few years being run in the anticlockwise direction and this change proved to be popular but challenging,

There was a new winner of this year’s race with Carnethy’s Andrew Normand a clear winner in 1 hour 13 minutes and 57 seconds, exactly 2 minutes ahead of Bruce Crombie from Alnwick Harriers. Haddington’s Brian Marshal was 3rd in 1 hour 16 minutes and 34 seconds.

First V40 and 6th overall was Penicuik Harrier Stuart Sanderson in 1.19.10, and Carnethy’s Mike Andrew first V50 in 1.20.49. Norham’s Steve Clough was first V60 in1.52.18. The team prize was won by Moorfoot Runners.

The ladies race was won by Jane Jackson from Carnethy in 1.39.06 followed by Lauderdale Limper’s Melanie Gaff 1.44.10.

The committee of Norham Running Club would like to thank all members, member’s families and friends for all the support given to the race which raised £190 for the Borders Search and Rescue Team

Norham Running Club’s next event takes place tonight (Thursday 19th June) when they host the annual Castle Bank Challenge Time Trial.

Entries are taken on the night from 6.30pm in Norham Village Hall with the first runners off at 7.15pm.