Best feet forward in cross-country

IT’S been rather quiet on the local amateur athletics front over the festive period – but that’s all about to change this weekend.

On Saturday, the Inter-district Cross-country Championships take place in Holyrood Park, featuring some of Team Borders’ successful selections, while, on Sunday, it’s the Paxton leg of the Winter Cross-country series.

On a more social footing, 52 runners from Gala Harriers and Lauder Limpers ran over the muddy Southern Upland Way from Lauder to Melrose, finishing up with bacon rolls and coffee at the Greenyards, for the annual New Year outing.

A jolly good time was had by all.