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Bronze for Gala’s Dianne in capital’s marathon festival

A trio of Gala Harriers secured podium finishes at the weekend, scooping silver and bronze medals at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.

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Representatives of VisitKelso marked 100 days to go to the start of the 2017 Tour of Britain in front of the Town Hall on Friday 26 June.
From left are: Steve Fletcher, Karen Hume, Sue Beck, Alison Brockie, Dean Weatherston, Nikki Allman.

World’s greatest riders to take on Kelso’s cobbles in sprint finish

With 100 days to go until the OVO Energy Tour of Britain races into the region for the stage one finish in Kelso, Borderers are being encouraged to get their thinking caps on to come up with suitable ways to welcome the race.

Borders Disabled Swim Group, known as the Dippers, is looking for volunteers so that it can continue to provide twice weekly swim sessions for those with minor disabilities as well as those who are wheelchair-bound. The club celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015 with the support of Borders MP Calum Kerr.

Club fears being left high and dry

Borders Disabled Swimming Group could be left high and dry after 27 years if it can’t secure new volunteers to help it keep going.

Top lady finisher Susan Ridley, from Peebles, with race organiser Mike Pearson.

Moorfoot members tackle hill race

Moorfoot Runners took part in the 2017 Gypsy Glen Hill Race last weekend, which had an outstanding entry of 73 runners.

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The Lauderdale Limpers crew

Stirling effort at marathon from Limper Callum

There was a highly impressive run last weekend by Lauderdale Limpers member Callum Stewart at the Stirling Marathon.

The U14 South hockey squad, which came very close to becoming Inter District champions.

Silver Southern hockey squad creates history

Borders hockey was put firmly on the map on Saturday as South’s U14 team upset the applecart at the U14 Inter District tournament in Peffermill.

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Athletic action from Meadowbank.

Team Borders athletes back in pole position

Defending the Forth Valley League Division 1 title, which they have won for the last two years, Team Borders sat equal second in the league table going to last Saturday’s Match 2.

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Hawick go on the attack against Selkirk (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Hawick hit back to foil Selkirk by a single run

A dramatic fightback from Hawick & Wilton gave them a narrow one-run victory over Selkirk last week in the Borders 20/20 League.

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From left, Amy McDougall, Mhairi Buchanan, Lewis Watt, Lachlan Ferguson, Joshua Mckellar (who played in an under-18 game for Kelso the previous day) , Jamie Damarell and Alexander Hart.

Fine standards on display in annual boys and girls’ tennis tournament

The Hastings & Co Kelso Borders 14 and under boys and girls’ singles tennis tournament took place last Saturday at the Kelso Orchard club’s courts in Poynder Place.

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The overall male winners - 1 Daniel McFeely, 2 Scott Findlay, 3 Graeme Starkey.

Weather makes conditions challenging in Hawick Triathlon

Edinburgh athlete Daniel McFeely had only one goal in mind last Sunday when travelling down the A7 – to win the Hawick Triathlon.

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Judy Murray, second right, and Kris Soutar of Tennis On the Road n their previous visit to Kelso Orchard Tennis Club, with Kelso coaches Lesley Thomas, Kate Bull and Jane Wright.

Kelso club set to welcome Judy Murray

Judy Murray is ‘set’ for a tennis visit to the Borders this weekend.

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The young duathletes.

Young Borders athletes tri and tri again

The Borders Tri Club recently held its fifth Junior Duathlon at Bowhill.

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The Borders riders are in action again in Selkirk next month.

Borders riders tackle demanding course

A remarkable weekend of endurance was experienced by the Scottish Borders Riding Club at Eildon Hills, St Boswells, from May 13-14.

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The girls' class at Focus Judo Club in Galashiels.

Focus on talented young martial arts practitioners

Focus Judo Club in Galashiels has recently held gradings for all its junior players.

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Debbie Sharpe, left, in action (picture by Daivd Wilson)

Grappling and body slamming back in the Borders

A spectacular sporting event is about to coem crashing down on the canvas in Jedburgh with an almighty thud.

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Long jumper Ellie O'Hara.

Peebles’ Ellie surges to new indoor record thanks to lengthy East District leaps

Cardrona athlete Ellie O’Hara continued her record-breaking form at Scottish Athletics’ East District Championships at Grangemouth over Saturday and Sunday.

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Beth Johnson

USA team call-up is Beth’s reward for fine performances in the pool

Galashiels swimming sensation Beth Johnston has been selected as part of a small Scottish Youth squad which will compete in Indianapolis at the World Para Swimming Series next month.

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Jenny Forbes

Jenny is golden girl at Loch Leven

Gala Harrier Jenny Forbes struck gold in the Loch Leven Half Marathon on Saturday. The local athlete was first female home, completing the course in a time of 1hr 26min to cross the line in 18th place overall. Jenny’s husband Rob also competed, coming 40th overall and finishing as 17th V40 male in a time of 1:30.

Darin and Scott.

Moorfoots’ Scott still nifty at 50

Three Moorfoot runners took part in Saturday’s Penicuik Harriers 10k. The field was strong again, with several young runners taking top places, and the winning time over a challenging, undulating route in windy conditions was 34min 46sec.

The weekend's top target shooters.

Arrow enthusiasts on target at Selkirk

Last Saturday and Sunday, Ettrick Forest Archers (ETA) held their annual BLBS Target and Clout competition, where archers from Northumbria, Ayrshire, Glasgow, Invernesshire and the Borders competed for the societies’ medals and the EFA Trophies.

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