Murray Buchan: 2014 Olympian; British champion in Halfpipe skiing... and Boroughmuir Bear!
On Tuesday 18th February at 2.30pm (GMT), Murray takes part in qualifying for the Halfpipe event and, if successful, the finals at 5pm on the same day.
Murray started skiing at age 8 at the Hillend ski slope on the Pentlands at the suggestion of his Dad, Mike, however as soon as he started he hated it. Murray was far more interested in getting on the rugby field and throwing the ball around! Skiing grew on him though, and developed quite a passion for it- spending much of every weekend on the slopes.
In 2008 Murray won the British Halfpipe- a victory that propelled him into competing in World Cup Events since when he has not looked back!
In between all his jet setting, Murray is often seen down at Meggetland and, before turning pro, was lucky enough to represent the mighty Boroughmuir Bears (obviously a high point of his life so far.
A tenacious scrum half, Murray still has a passion for the game and regularly punched well above his weight on the rugby field. A dislocated elbow in 2009 however was a bit of a wakeup call to concentrate on the day job!
Boroughmuir Community club are very proud of Murray and his achievement in getting to Sochi.
The clubhouse will be open showing Murray’s event on the TV screens, Tuesday between 2pm and 8pm to cheer him on and sending good vibes his way. Get down to the club and support our very own Boroughmuir Olympian!
Go Murray GO!!!