4th December 2017

Border Liners brought the curtain down on another successful season recently with two well-supported club events. The first of them, around Lowry Hill and Kingmoor Woods, was extra special because it was planned and organised by evergreen Border Liner Angela Whitworth to celebrate her 75th birthday. A large turnout of runners enjoyed excellent urban and rural courses around the houses and woods of North Carlisle with presents, cake and several renditions of ‘Happy Birthday’ to follow.

Francis Shillitoe of the Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers was quickest on the 4km rural course around Kingmoor Woods with a time of 24.35. Jeff Powell Davies of the host club claimed second place in 26.17 with BL clubmate Alan Hartley third with 26.32. Reversing their fortunes on the urban long course around Lowry Hill, Jeff took first place with 27.15 and Francis second in 27.24. Karen Parker took third overall with an excellent 27.44. Border Liners youngsters claimed top places on both the short courses with Ruben Razzetti and Maisy Yates taking the honours around the short rural and short urban courses respectively.

At Hackthorpe New Woods last weekend Gerry Garvey set three varied courses around the recently planted woods on the edge of the Lowther Park. Following her performance at Lowry Hill, Karen Parker showed the rest of the field a clean pair of heels with a class-winning 38.09 run around the 4.7km Green course. West Cumberland runner Colin Valentine claimed second in 40.00, with Andy Lewsley third (47.24) and Jane Yates an excellent fourth place with 53.06. Laura Hazelhurst took first place around the 3.1km Short Green course with a time of 36.02 and Tom Rawle second in 46.24. Maisy Yates and Ruben Razzetti also continued their Lowry Hill form with first and second places around the 2.9km Orange course.

Border Liners traditional end of season social takes place in Low Hesket Village Hall on Monday 11th December with a special charity orienteering event at Binsey near Bassenthwaite on Saturday 30th December.