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Teviotdale Harriers host Borders XC Series event at Minto

seniorxcAnne Paterson reports that on Sunday, February 3rd, Minto Estate was the venue for a Border Cross Country Race being organised by the Teviotdale Harriers. There were 2 courses, one for adults and one for juniors, but both started and finished near the Golf Club. With 98 children and 160 adults taking part in the races and attendant club officials and race stewards, the clubhouse was a busy place on Sunday.  All in all, it seemed a perfect opportunity to put our clubrooms to good use.

Captain Allan as head chef and Lady Captain Joyce as head waitress led a team of volunteers on the day, serving soup and rolls to all participants after the races had been run. Several club members had made pans of broth, there was a selection of cold filled rolls in addition to bacon and sausage rolls. A quick tally of sales showed that we sold about 150 soup/tea/coffee and about the same number of rolls, all this adding a welcome boost of around £500 to our bank balance.

A huge thank you to all the makers of soup. We really had no idea what we were catering for, and were happy to have erred on the generous side.

It seems that this has been a successful venture for both the Harriers and the golf club. Paul Lockie of the Teviotdale Harriers has had very positive feed back from participants, and if post event talks with land users is satisfactory, then Minto Estate may be used again as a venue.

As Lady Captain I would also like to thank all the ladies who provided soup etc and also thanks to the ladies who assisted on the day with the serving etc.

The photographs below show the course and the starts of both the Senior and Junior races.A map of the route is also shown

There are more pictures and videos on the Borders XC Series Facebook page.  You will need a Facebook login to see all the detail.

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[Note: despite the play button on this picture - it is not a video.  You can find the video on the Borders XC Facebook page]

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