I had a brief foray down the Tweed for some grayling fishing yesterday, the hill in the background will be familiar to those who run the Peebles leg of the Borders XC. A grayling-free day by the way, and a bit chilly to be standing waist deep in the Tweed. Some nice sunrises in the past week, though.
The Paxton leg of the Borders XC took place today, the weather was cold, but fairly benign, with the forecasters hedging their bets on snow again. A really muddy course this year, and I think slightly longer with a few subtle changes. The terrain on this one, whilst not having the hills of Lauder, Peebles or Gala, is still quite challenging, with a lot of camber to deal with and very muddy. ‘Technical’, some might say. I was a bit slower this year, I think the mud was a big factor, but managed to maintain my general position in the field despite a bigger turnout – so not bad. Nearly lost a shoe a few times, but worked out a technique to keep it on.
Some pics, with celebrity runner Stuart Hay resisting an interview……..