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Several Moray Road Runners helped North District teams to medal success at the Scottish Inter-District Cross County championships at Stirling last weekend.

Beth Urquhart, Nicole Taylor and Hannah Stephen won team bronze in the under-15 girls, while Blair and Josh Milne also took bronze in the under-17 boys event.

Well done to all of them and to everyone who ran in difficult muddy conditions.

This Saturday the next round of the North District XC League takes place at Peterhead, with a good contingent of MRRs expected to make the journey. Good luck to everyone.

The club is looking for volunteers for the Kinloss to Lossie Half Marathon on Sunday February 16. Anyone who can help should contact club chairman Gareth Jenkins.


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Congratulations go to several members who achieved club standards in the past year.

This new scheme rewards race performances across a range of distances.

Those who achieved the standards were Sharon Royan, Steve Donaghy, Ally Campbell, Graham Stephen, Gary Sweeney, Garry Henderson, Robert Bruce, Willie Goodfellow, Elspeth Jenkins and John Anderson.

Well done to all of them.

Full details about the club standards can be found on the website.

A reminder that if you haven’t yet renewed your membership, you can do so online at


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A happy new year to everyone associated with Moray Road Runners.

Please note that memberships are now due, so if you haven’t already done so, please visit to renew your membership.

The club’s festive training programme comes to an end on Sunday morning, with the normal evening sessions resuming the next day. Thanks to everyone who took part in any of the festive sessions.

Looking ahead to the end of the month, MRR will be having a takeover at Elgin parkrun on Saturday January 25. We will be providing the bulk of the volunteers, so anyone who is available to help should email club secretary Bernard Salmon at


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Moray Road Runners hosted another successful Turkey Trot on Sunday.

The 266 runners enjoyed near perfect conditions, albeit with a few icy patches.

Thanks go to all the club volunteers, Elgin Cadets and Inverness Radio Volunteers who enabled the race to take place.

There were some MRRs among the prizewinners, with James Wilson second overall and first in the North District 10 Mile competition. Michelle Slater was 2nd in the FV40 category for both the race and the ND event, while Garry Henderson was 3rd in the MV60 category.

Well done to all of them.

A reminder that the club’s Christmas training programme gets under way on Saturday.  All the sessions will start at 9.30am and the details are on the club website.

The normal evening training sessions will resume on Monday January 6.


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Moray Road Runners enjoyed a successful day at the North District XC Championships last Saturday with several prizewinners.

There were first places for Ellyn Smith in the under-17 girls, Michelle Slater (VW40) and Paul Rogan (VM50).
Gareth Jenkins took second in the VM40 category and was also part of the men’s team which took second place. There was also silver for the under-15 girls’ team and bronzes for the senior women and under-17 boys.

There is the chance for further cross country success for several club runners, with a good representation from the club in the North District team which will be taking part in the Scottish Inter-District championships in Stirling in,p> January.
Congratulations to all those selected.

This Sunday the club will be holding one of its main events of the year, the Lossiemouth 10 Mile Turkey Trot.  A volunteer roster has been put on the club’s Facebook page, but if you are able to help please come along and offer your services as we can never have too many volunteers.  Club members should also remember to bring along some food to ensure everyone gets fed afterwards.

Good luck to everyone taking part.


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Moray Road Runners will be heading to Dores by Loch Ness on Saturday for the North District Cross Country Championships.  Good luck to all members of Team Yella who are taking part.

Later on Saturday, the club’s Christmas night out will be taking place at Pinz Bowling. Elgin, you have been warned.


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Congratulations go to club chairman Gareth Jenkins who received the Scottish ClubSport local service to sport award at the Diageo SportMoray Awards this week. This is a very well deserved recognition of all that Gareth has done for the club over many years.

Well done Gareth.

Entries for the MRR Kinloss to Lossie Half Marathon on Sunday February 16 are now open. Head over to if you wish to take part.



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The draw for the club place at next year’s London Marathon was made this week and congratulations to Ed Dunbar who was the lucky runner chosen.

The club will once again be holding training sessions every day over the festive period.  The schedule for these has now been published and can be seen by looking at the calendar on the website.  Please come along to some of these – they’re always good fun and a chance to burn off a few Christmas calories.

This weekend Team Yella will be taking part in the latest round of the North District XC League at Grant Park in Forres.

Good luck to everyone running.


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Several Moray Road Runners are in the running for the Diageo SportMoray Awards which take place on November 27.

Club chairman Gareth Jenkins is up for the Local Service to Sport award, Beth Urquhart has been nominated for the Junior Athlete award, Ellyn Smith is shortlisted for the Intermediate Sportswoman accolade and our men’s senior team is vying for the Team of the Year award. Good luck to all of them.

Any member wishing to take part in the North District XC Championships at Dores on December 7 should get their names to club captains Colin Green and Michelle Slater as soon as possible.

And a reminder that any MRRs interested in the club place for the London Marathon need to email by this Sunday, with the draw for the place being made the following day.


Diageo SportMoray Awards

📣📣📣 Congratulations to our club members who have been shortlisted for the Diageo SportMoray Awards! 📣📣📣

Gareth Jenkins has been shortlisted for the Local Service to Sport Award,

Beth Urquhart (Alice Urquhart) for the Junior Sports Athlete Award,

Ellyn Smith for the Intermediate Sportswoman Award and our men’s team for the Senior Team Award!

Great to see the club so well represented and best of luck for the awards ceremony on the 27th November!

Michelle Donaldson-Slater

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