TATTENHALL Runners’ women’s team cemented their place at the top of Division One when their club hosted the third Borders League race of the series.
The hilly 10km course suited Tattenhall’s ladies and they finished first on the day to retain their place at the top of the table.
The hosts club’s male counterparts were not quite as successful, finishing fourth for the round but clinging to third in the league.
Ian Lancaster was home first for Tatts, finishing 19th overall in 35 minutes and 50 seconds. Andrew Gooda was 34th in 36:58 while Paul Miller was the second-placed veteran 50-class runner in 68th with 39:17 and Dave Sykes came in 77th in 39:46.
Joanna Marsden was the first of the successful Tatts ladies home, 82nd overall and third among the women in 40:15, while Mark Smith (40:19) and Steve Brace (40:41) followed in 84th and 90th respectively. Andy Blair came home 91st on 40:44.
Sara Atkinson was the fourth lady finisher and won her category for the third time in a row in 40:55, while Dave Ratcliffe ran 41:01 for third in the veteran 60.
Behind him were three more Tattenhall ladies – Alison Smith (105th in 41:32), Carol Williams (116th in 41:59) and Laynie Stothart-Wilde (124th in 42:26).