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Trails and tribulations at Tweedlove

Around 500 riders took to the trails surrounding Innerleithen at the weekend for the last of the Tweedlove Triple Crown Enduro races of 2017.

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Steve 'Hizzy' Hislop with his mother Margaret.

2017 Hizzy Memorial Run will also be tribute to late friend John

The route for this year’s fundraising motorbike ride in memory of racing champion Steve ‘Hizzy’ Hislop has been revealed, and it will be going far and wide, taking in both England and East Lothian.


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From left Charlie Jack, Jamie Francis, Jessica Main, Emma Jamieson, Moll Byres and GB player Sarah Robertson flew the flag for Selkirk at the hockey sessions (picture by Stuart Cobley).

Border athletes on top form at all-inclusive school for sport

Talented young athletes form across the Borders converged at the Heriot-Watt Campus in Galashiels last week for three days of top-performance coaching at the 16th Scottish Borders Sports Academy.

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Finlay Rutherford batting for Gala at home to Penicuik (picture by Deb Rutherford)

Defeat pushes Gala CC to the brink of relegation

Youngsters Finlay Rutherford and Jamie Crooks gave Gala some hope for the future in a spirited showing against Penicuik at Meigle Park.

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Maddie Arlett

Maddie set for senior world rowing debut

When Maddie Arlett and two Scottish companions were selected last week for their first senior World Rowing Championships, it was a defining moment, not only for them but also the Edinburgh University programme which helped develop them.

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Kirstin Maxwell and  John Tullie at a previous meeting.

Farmer John sows seeds of six-day success

The Biennial Scottish 6-days orienteering competition is the biggest and most prestigious orienteering event held in the Uk with competitors coming from all over the world to take part.

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Jed Burn.

International career back on target for clay pigeon ace Jed

A clay pigeon shooter from Jedburgh has revived his international career, nine months after his firearms licence was restored by a sheriff.

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The Kelso Triathlon trophy winners.

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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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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