A small group of three Chasers travelled the short distance to the village of Stichill for their annual 10k on a cool and mainly dry Saturday morning. A brilliantly well organised event, the Stichill 10km is now a well-established fixture on the summer race calendar. Great runs all round with David Abbott finishing 15th overall in 46.14, Tracey McCann 50.29 taking the trophy for 1st Veteran lady and Tilly Fuller in 51.23
Meanwhile on Sunday a larger group of 8 Chasers headed a little further afield to Bamburgh for RunNorthumberland’s increasingly popular 10k race. Another good running day in terms of weather which remained cool with a gentle breeze and more importantly the rain stayed away. Another fine set of results with Euan McGregor leading the Chasers home in a time of 50.24 followed by Carol Patterson 52.48, Nadine Moore 54.11, Nichola Stewart 57.23, Jenny Foster 58.28, Jenny Valance 59.21, Marilyn Payne 1.03.18 and Susie Arnott 1.05.43. Special mention to Marilyn who also claimed 2nd place in her category. Reversing roles for the day it was the parents turn to shine whilst the kids cheered them on. Young chasers Oliver and Charlie Stewart, Keira McGregor and Emma Patterson did a great job of supporting mums and dads with lots of shouting, taking their spectator roles very seriously!
Last but by no means least, two die-hard junior Chasers made their way to the second event on the Borders Athletics calendar, Hawick Games on a miserable chilly Sunday afternoon. Undeterred by the cold and rain 11 year old Kyle Taylor and 15 year old Josh Abbott donned their green vests and put in some great performances. Unfortunately Kyle missed out on the 90m junior final and he also ran in the 800m with a tough mark. Josh meanwhile secured a well-earned 2nd place in the 90m final after a heat win and also claimed 4th place in the Under 17 100m final running from scratch. He went on to finish 7th in the 400m final and in his 4th and final race of the afternoon came home in 6th in the 200m final. A busy couple of days in three different locations for the green vests with brilliant performances all round.