Ali named TLJT athlete of the year

Olympic Torch trio of members from the  TLJT  club, L to R,'Bruce Scott,   John Steede and Lee Goodfellow,
Olympic Torch trio of members from the TLJT club, L to R,'Bruce Scott, John Steede and Lee Goodfellow,

TWEED Leader Jed Track reflected on another successful season with its annual presentation night, which saw Hawick’s Dylan Ali named athlete of the year.

The winning youth athlete was Earlston’s Grant Goodfellow, while the junior title went to Hugh Robinson of Oxton.

In total, the club achieved 56 victories over the season.

TLJT chairman Bruce Scott and secretary Tom Finkle were commended for their administrative roles with the club and for their expertise in the Forth Valley Athletic League, with TLJT runners playing a major role in winning the second division at the first attempt.

Finkle was also the winner of the President’s Trophy for his performances during the season, which included three titles.

Three members also took part as torchbearers in the London 2012 Olympic relay – Bruce Scott in Eddleston, John Steede in Selkirk and Lee Goodfellow in Cupar.

Scott has since picked up the veteran athlete of the year title from the Scottish Games Association and Steede was the recipient of a Roxburgh Sports Council award for his many years’ service to the sport.

Club champions: Girls, 8 and under – Kady Hume; 10 and under – Beth Johnston; 13 and under – Philippa Robertson; 16 and under – Jenna Gillan.

Boys, 8 and under – Kerr Johnston; 10 and under – Angus Bryce; 13 and under – Grant Goodfellow; Seniors – Craig Grieve.