Weekly Club Roundup

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 morayroadrunners@live.co.uk 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

Weekly Club Roundup

Team Yella had a splashing time at the weekend with wet conditions for both the latest round of the North District XC League at Evanton on Saturday and the Brodie Castle 10k on Sunday.  Despite this there were plenty of good performances on both days.  Among the prizewinners at Brodie were Ewan Davidson, James Wilson, Louise Cartmell, Paul Meldrum, Andy Alexander, Karen Norvell and Simon Macdonald.  Well done to all of them.

The club will be holding its Christmas night out on Saturday December 7, a tenpin bowling night at Pinz.  Anyone wanting to come along should contact Karen Norvell via email or Facebook.

We also need volunteers to help with the club’s 10 Mile Turkey Trot on Sunday December 15.  Anyone free to help should contact Gareth Jenkins via email or Facebook.

The club will have a place available in the London Marathon next April. Anyone who was unsuccessful in the marathon ballot who is interested in the club place should email morayroadrunners@live.co.uk by Sun Nov 17, with the draw to choose the place being made the next day.

This weekend club members will be taking part in the Scottish short course XC championships at Kirkcaldy on Saturday and at the Peterhead 10k on Sunday.


London Club Place

The Club has 1 place for the London Marathon 2020.

Any MRR Club Member who was unsuccessful at the London Marathon ballot can put their name into the draw for this place.

If you are interested then please e-mail Bernard at morayroadrunners@live.co.uk by Sunday 17th Nov.

A name will be drawn at training on Monday 18th Nov.


Evanton XC & Brodie 10k

A good show of yellas at Evanton XC.  Ewan Davidson & James Wilson were 4th & 5th respectively,  the weather was mud glorious mud.

Iona,  Michelle & Justine all ran well for the ladies and I happily brought home the 4th Team counter.  Great runs as well from Kimberley,  Amanda and Debbie Main (don’t think I’ve missed anyone!)

Juniors also ran well and in particular enjoyed the mudfest

Ross County were great hosts but the course at Evanton Community Woods had not benefited from a week of rain and the weather on Saturday was grim … the course was wet,  muddy and wet with extra mud thrown in on the long loop for for the senior runners!

Sunday saw the usual great Team Yella turnout for the Brodie Castle 10k.  Less than ideas conditions again,  especially for all of those trying to wash and dry kit from the cross country!!
A muddy start on the castle path before heading onto the road .. for puddle dodging! Thought it was a road race not more cross country 🙂

Past the halfway point and the wind was mercifully behind us! Another muddy path finish to our brilliant Goodie Bottles and soup .. thanks to Forres Harriers and all the marshals for a great job.

As well as Ewan & James it was great to see Louise Cartmell back racing, finishing 3rd lady

Awesome results from the senior senior members of the team saw prizes for Paul Meldrum (3rd V40) Andy Alexander (1st V50) Karen Norvell (1st V50) and Simon Macdonald (2nd V60)
There’s life in the old dogs yet 🙂

Report by:  Karen Norvell

Weekly News Update

MRR held its AGM this week, with chairman Gareth Jenkins highlighting a successful year for the club with achievements at district, national and international level.  He also paid tribute to Robert Bruce, who has decided to stand down as club secretary, with Bernard Salmon taking on the role.
The meeting also agreed that individual members will in future be responsible for their own Scottish Athletics membership subscriptions.
Last weekend, the club had a men’s team in action at the national cross country relays at Cumbernauld, while Scottish International Kenny Wilson made his marathon debut in Frankfurt, finishing in an impressive 2.22.
This weekend club members will be travelling to Evanton for the latest round of the North District Cross Country League and the popular Brodie Castle 10k is on Sunday.
Good luck to all members of Team Yella.

Frankfurt Marathon

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Well after the build up to the marathon that’s the first one done and dusted in Frankfurt.

Really pleased to finish in 2.22.39, not a bad debut😀  Cramps in hamstrings from 16mile and massive blisters….but Kenny is happy.

Paced it really well, just more work for the last 7k and all will be good 💪🏻happy coaches Kenny 🌟🌟🙌🏻

Also well done to Gordon Lennox on a 2.40.32 ! Great job 👍🏻

Report by:  Carol Sim

North District Cross Country Relays

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ND Cross Country Relay medalists today

Junior Girls-1st Inverness Harriers, 2nd Inverness Harriers, 3rd Moray Road Runners.

Junior Boys– 1st Inverness Harriers, 2nd Ross County, 3rd Gordonstoun.

Senior Ladies– 1st Inverness Harriers, 2nd Highland Hill Runners, 3rd Moray Road Runners. Masters– 1st Highland Hill Runners, 2nd Forres Harriers, 3rd Peterhead.

Senior Men– 1st Moray Road Runners, 2nd Highland Hill Runners, 3rd Inverness Harriers. Masters– 1st Moray Road Runners, 2nd Highland Hill Runners, 3rd Inverness Harriers.

A full set of results will appear over the weekend at some point 😊
Thanks to MRR’s for organising the event, Gordonstoun for hosting and to the ever reliable North area SA officials for making it a fantastic afternoon of racing.


Great Scottish Runs

Well done to the 4 MRRs who took part in the Great Scottish runs in Glasgow today.
First off was the 10k. Conditions were really good for racing. Ewan Davidson and James Wilson finished a good 8th and 12th respectively.

Next was the Half Marathon that was also the Scottish Half Championships.
This was a really tough field at the front with the first 3 way ahead. Kenny Wilson finished 14th overall and 4th in the Championship. Andy Alexander had a super run, knocking 1min off his PB. Well done Andy and the guys.

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Report bt:  Carol Sim

National Trail Championships & RAM Final

🏃🏻‍♂️🏃‍♀️Busy day for the juniors today.

Beth U, Mackenzie and Hannah headed for Fife to take part in the National Trail Championships.

Beth took the bronze medal 🥉 in the u15g race and the three girls came away with a National team silver medal 🥈😍.

Grace Whelan took Ellyn, Niamh W and Liam M (and Dionne ) along to Aberdeen for the RAM Final.

Brilliant performances all round with a fantastic 13 sec pb for Liam M in the boys u15 1500m. And at Fyvie, Sylvie came second in the girls race. Brilliant to see our juniors continuing to do well across all the age groups.

For more information on the juniors section please contact juniorsmrr@gmail.com. 🏃🏻‍♂️🏃‍♀️

Report by:  Kirsty Weir


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