The final race and Presentation Round of The Borders XC Series was held in Galashiels on Sunday. Although not a point scoring race, that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of all those who participated on the very wet, cold and muddy course.
All athletes then gathered for the post-race presentations at Gala Academy where, Scottish National XC Champion, Adam Craig presented the Series Winners with their trophies and thanked the host clubs for organising eight fantastic Cross-Country races throughout the winter season.
Flora Henry took the Girls’ Trophy having dominated the series, impressively coming first girl in all eight races. She also picked up the 1st place trophy in the Girls’ 14-15 category.
Team East Lothian took the Boys’ Team Trophy thanks to excellent performances from Innes Wright who took the first place trophy in the Boys’ 10-11 category; Angus Wright took the first place trophy in the Boys’ 12-13 and who also notably won every race of the series in his age category; Joe Donnelly took the first place trophy and Cameron Bullen the second place trophy in the Boys’ 16-17 and Angus Chandler the third place trophy in the Boys’ 14-15.
Esme Callander took first place trophy in the Girls’ 16-17 and Sadie Slifer took second place trophy in the Girls’ 10-11.
Fraser Kelly took the first place trophy in the Junior Male 16-19.
Megan Wright took the first place trophy in the Lady Vet 40-49 category, making it the fourth 1st place win for the Wright Family. Rhona Anderson took the first place trophy in the Lady Vet 50-59
A huge congratulations goes to all the TEL endurance athletes who participated in the Borders XC Series. You are all medal winners and have proven to be strong, committed and determined athletes. We look forward to seeing you all again at the 2019/20 Series.