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Range of triathlon talent on show as Jets trio blazes a trail at Kelso

Athletes of all ages and abilities gathered in Kelso last weekend to take part in the penultimate event of the Live Borders 2017 Borders Triathlon Series, reports Fiona Scott.

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Dylan Ali breaks the tape in the 400m Handicap Open in Morebattle (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Curtain falls on South’s open athletics season

Morebattle Games might have been night and day and a far cry from the big-time spectacle of the World Athletic Championships in London

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VIDEO: On your marks to join Britain's top athletes in #teamparkrun events on August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic superstars taking part in #teamparkrun 5k events all over the UK on August 19.

Part of the UK's biggest enduro cycling event is pedalling its way towards Innerleithen.

Full complement of riders for event in the valleys

The Whyte Bikes King and Queen of the Hill Enduro will feature a full capacity field of 500 riders when it kicks off in Innerleithen over the weekend of August 19-20.

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David Carney driving his car through Duns the day before the tragedy.

Jim Clark Rally death crash driver tells of horror at seeing accident victim knocked into air

The driver of the car involved in the crash that killed three people watching 2014’s Jim Clark Rally in the Borders has told an inquiry of his horror at seeing one of the accident victims “flying in the air”.

Cyclists on the 7 Stanes route in Glentress forest.

Biking facilities at Glentress step up a gear

Forest Enterprise Scotland has revealed further details of the biking trails being proposed for Glentress Forest as part of a new £11.3 million eco-cabins development.

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Tara after her victory at Gullane.

Tara in ladies’ top ten

Hawick golfer Tara Mactaggart has broken through to the top 10 among the Scottish amateur women’s order of merit for 2017, after hitting top form over the summer.

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Riders are gearing up for a Borders cyclocross challenge.

Tweed Cross set to test cyclocross skills

Tweedbank Park is hosting a cyclocross race – named Tweed Cross – on Sunday, August 27, after a gap of many years.

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Ben Evans and Ellie O'Hara collect the prizes on behalf of their teammates.

Borders athletes go into the valley

Over 20 Team Borders athletes were invited to take part in the Forth Valley League’s annual Invitation Select Match at Grangemouth last Saturday, for which the League selects four mixed teams to represent Divisions 1-3 and the President’s Select. The Borders athletes were spread equally between the Division 1 and President’s teams.

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Hawick's Glyn Desport scored success in last year's Morebattle Games (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Runners sign off at Morebattle

The curtain comes down on the Border open athletic season with the staging of Morebattle Games this Saturday.

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Scott Brash on Hello Forever clears the London-themed course to win the Grand Prix at LGCT (picture by Stefano Grasso)

Grand Prix first for Peebles’ own showjumper Scott

Peebles horseman Scott Brash – on board Hello Forever – claimed the top spot at the recent Longines Global Champions Tour of London Grand Prix.

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Wills Oakdon and Macgregors Cooley (picture by Melanie Horne)

Borders horse trials event widens its range

The level of competition at Hendersyde Park Horse Trials has ascended to new heights.

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Ex-wrestler Tommy Stevenson with his old wrestling boots reflects on his career in the sport.

Former wrestler Tommy gets to grips with journey through past

A former wrestler recently honoured by Hawick Rotarians has been taking a nostalgic look back at his career in the ring as he gets to grips with his new role as a full member of the club.

Hawick's successful senior quartet

Late surge of form in national finals leaves Hawick quartet walking on Ayr

Tactical manoeuvres were the order of the day as Hawick Bowling Club’s senior four marched on Ayr’s Northfield Greens and put all opposition to the sword last week.

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Border Select with guests Settle from Yorkshire, who won their friendly game.

Baz barely gives Borders Select time to Settle

A blistering knock by West Indian Baz Ward saw Settle defeat a Border Select side in a friendly on Monday.

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The tournament winners at Torwoodlee.

Junior Borders golfers display high standard

Torwoodlee Golf Club recently hosted the annual Junior Open, with the Border Championship running in conjunction with the event.

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At the Langholm Games, Daniel Elliot, left, collects his 90m sprint victory trophies from Kevin Turner (picture by Sharon Beveridge)

Elliot returns from injury to score superb Langholm win

For the past two years, Hawick’s Daniel Elliot has been in the wilderness on the open athletic scene because of injury.

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Guy Learmonth made the decision to go back to the Borders after failing to make the the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Guy Learmonth takes step back to move forward

For readers d’un certain age, the arrival of the Victor on the newsagent’s shelves of a Friday afternoon signalled the availability of the latest instalment in the unlikely life of athletics’ great working-class hero. Alf Tupper, otherwise known as “The Tough of the Track”, was the outlier made good, working as a welder by day but burning off his running rivals the night before by rewarding himself with a healthy helping of fish and chips rather than a refreshing power shake.

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Selkirk's junior football players model their new season kit last week.

Firms show support to young Souter footballers

Selkirk’s young footballers will be hitting the ground running in the best of gear, having been newly kitted out ahead of the new season.

Rafa Cabrera Bello. Pic by Getty Images.

Cabrera Bello snatches Scottish Open title after play-off drama

Sport can quite often be a game of fine margins, and nobody knew that better on Sunday evening than Englishman Callum Shinkwin.
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