Moorfoot Runners Beltane 10K Trail Race
All change for 2013...we won't be running the annual trail race this year.
After much discussion about dwindling numbers, fixture clashes, hosting on possibly the busiest weekend of the year for Peebleans as 'the Beltane week' commences....we've decided to try something different this year....
...watch out for more details soon on our "Bridge Inn 'First Friday' Summer Series" commencing in April and running on the first Friday of each month through September....
We'll leave up the Trail race results and route below, in case you still fancy running our trail race route (it's a great run...go out and try it !)
Moorfoot Runners Beltane 10K Trail Race Route:
One lap of Kerfield Park, then head up river through Tweed Green, past the Swimming Pool and into Haylodge Park. One lap of Hay Lodge Park, before continuing up river past Neidpath Castle and onwards to the Viaduct and across the river. Turning right up river again, but now on the opposite bank, head through the South Park Woods before a short sharp climb up the hill and then turn left and start the run for home. Continuing through the beautiful South Park Woods, start descending towards the old railway line before a short zig zag back into Hay Lodge Park and back onto the river path heading downstream. Cross the river again at the Priorsford Bridge before picking up the outward route and then one final lap of Kerfield Park before a finish in front of the Whitstone Park Grandstand - well done ! You've just completed the Moorfoot Runners Beltane 10K Trail Race !
Please contact our Moorfoot Runners Club Secretary (kg.davidsonATbtinternet.com; 01721 723200) if you have any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What shoes should I wear for a trail race ?
A: The course is a mixture of paths, grass and tracks - in dry weather, normal road running shoes are prefectly adequate; trail shoes with a more aggressive tread are probably recommended; the course is NOT suitable for 'spikes'
Q: I have never run a trail race before - how should I prepare ?
A: Your normal road running training is the best starting point, and then you should add in a few more hills and get used to running on rougher terrain. Running on grass or forest paths is recommended - running any Forestry Commission marked route for walkers would typically be good preparation.