LAST week's Gypsy Glen Hill Race had an outstanding entry of 73 runners.

Tom Martyn from the Edinburgh-based Hunter's Bog Trotters broke the course record, set only last year, going under the 31 minute barrier for the first time ever with 30:46.

First woman home was Peebles' own Susan Ridley of Edinburgh Athletic Club, winning the woman's overall title for the fifth time in nine years, to add to her recent silver medal in the European Masters Mountain Running Championships at the end of April.

Lots of clubs were represented with the largest contingents coming from Portobello, Moorfoot Runners, Pencuik Harriers and HBT.

Out of the Moorfoots in action this year, Mike McGovern led the way and was first home in seventh closely followed by Darin Dougal in eighth.

Dave Gaffney had his first outing as a Moorfoot with a solid performance.

And recent Scottish Championship U20 bronze medallist Mairi Wallace was placed as first senior female with the stand out Moorfoot performance in her first race on the course.

Alan Elder, Pete Hall, Donald Mitchell and Alex Nisbet were all very close with the order changing depending on the part of the course they were on.

Mairi Davidson did very well on only her second hill race ever so congratulations.

Many thanks for Mike Pearson as race organiser again, and Peebles Community Council providing marshals and registration, and the other Moorfoots helping with the event - Alan MacDonald, Eddie Balfour, Lucy Colquhoun, Ruth McKean, Kenny Davidson and Colin Williams as course setters and start and finish line crew.