Athletics: Tullie takes top place in Feel the Burns race

Douglas Tullie of Hunters Bog Trotters wins the 2016 Feel the Burns Hill Run in a time of one hour 38 minutes and 31 seconds
Douglas Tullie of Hunters Bog Trotters wins the 2016 Feel the Burns Hill Run in a time of one hour 38 minutes and 31 seconds

Hawick athlete Douglas Tullie went one better than the previous year to win the fourth Feel the Burns race held in and around Selkirk on Sunday.

Despite the wintery underfoot conditions the event proved more popular than ever with 196 entries starting on the day and 195 finishers.

As always it was a closely contested race and only 14 seconds separated first and second place with Tullie, running in his Hunters Bog Trotters colours, managing to hold off Westerlands runner Mark Sutherland to take first place in a time of one hour 38 minutes and 31 seconds. Iain Gilmore (Carnethy) was third.

First lady home was Fiona Dalgliesh from Gala Harriers who also took the first V40 lady title as well. Elaine Omand from Dundee roadrunners finished in second place with Mairi Gilmour from Glasgow Uni Hares & Hound

Finishing in third.

Dave Nightingale running for Border Triathletes, had a great run and secured first male V50 with Teviotdale Harrier Pauline McAdam taking first female V60 category.

The runners were treated to the usual Burns Supper back at Selkirk Rugby Club.

Organisers, Selkirk Fundrunners, wish to thank Sainsburys Local, Darren Hoggan from Waters the Butchers, Down to Earth fruit shop and Camerons the Bakers for their contributions to the fine fayre while thanks also went to all the helpers and marshals and everyone who helped raise over £1000 for Tweed Valley Moutain Rescue.