The cross country season got underway at the weekend with the East District Relay Championships at Peebles. Lothian Running Club were well represented with three teams in the Senior Men’s 4 x 4k race and two in the Senior Women’s 3 x 4k race. The club also fielded an incomplete team in the 2.5k Junior Females race. The women’s ‘A’ team of Edel Mooney, Mhairi Inglis and Saran Jones finished in 9th place with Edel recording the 4th fastest leg of the day. The Men’s ‘A’ quartet of Euan McInnes,Andrew King,Colin Partridge and Malcolm Lang finished in 12th place. Hannah and Erin Steel represented the club in the Junior female’s race with Hannah finishing 12th in leg 1 and Erin 26th in leg 2. Both the Senior Men’s and Women’s titles went to the teams from Central AC.
The Lothian results were.
SENIOR MEN’S 4 X 4K
‘A’ Team Leg 1-30th Euan McInnes[15.11],Leg 2-15th Andrew King[14.30],Leg 3-10th Colin Partridge[14.18],Leg 4-10th Malcolm Lang[14.16]. Team-12th[58.15].
‘B’ Team Leg 1-36th Alan Moffat[15.44],Leg 2-26th Kenton Jones[15.58],Leg 3-28th Scott Nelson[16.41],Leg 4 34th Graeme Ackland[16.50]. Team-30th[65.13].
‘C’ Team vets Leg 1-54th Ted Finch[22.47],Leg 2-49th Martin Leadbetter[19.40],Leg 3-30th Stewart Kerr[16.48],Leg 4-38 Calum Ross[17.48].Team-45th[76.58].
SENIOR WOMEN’S 4X4K
‘A’ Team Leg 1-25 Saran Jones[18.45],Leg 2 13th Mhairi Inglis[16.54],Leg 3 3rd Edel Mooney[14.34].Team-9th[50.13].
‘B’Team Leg 1-35th Kirst McMeechan[22.38]Leg 2-34th Bethany Nelson[25.36],Leg 3-30 Jackie Corless[21.36]Team-30th[69.50].
JUNIOR GIRLS 2.5K
Leg 1-12th Hannah Steel[11.02]Leg 2-26th Erin Steel[12.43].