Final charge in Border games circuit

The new Morebattle Games Queen, Lucy Thomson, receives the sash from predecessor Kym Cessford, with the retiring Rev Robin McHaffie
The new Morebattle Games Queen, Lucy Thomson, receives the sash from predecessor Kym Cessford, with the retiring Rev Robin McHaffie

The curtain comes down on the Border games circuit with the staging of Morebattle Games on Saturday.

It’s the last throw of the dice for a long list of runners, from senior to youths, to be hitting the track.

And it’s been a season in which Border athletes have been well to the fore in chalking up wins in abundance at the various meetings.

Selkirk’s Craig Bruce, who has been knocking at the door in recording a win throughout the term, bids to put this into rights in the 110 metres handicap.

Representing Hawick Sprint Club, Bruce goes from a mark of nine metres and is more than liable to show up well.

Also in with a big chance of getting into the winning frame is Craig Gillan, of TLJT, from his handicap of eight metres.

Kelso’s Connor Gillan, the recent victor of the Lauder Games, is on 8.5 metres. John Fleming (12m), David McKay (17.5m) and Fraser Neil (9m) also represent Kelso.

Other Border sprinters set to be in action include Glyn Desport (8.5m), Cameron Grieve (10m), Euan Pettigrew (9.5m), Peter Denholm (10.5m), Angus Johnstone (15m) and Terry Marshall (8.5m).

Back markers in the 800 metres handicap are Rory Anderson of Hawick and Nathan Cox of Morpeth Harriers, who both compete from 15 metres.

Colin Welsh (20m), Kobe Stevens (20m), Andrew Thomson (35m), Matt Dougall (40m), Fraser Garrett (50m), and lady runners Ishbel Inglis (162.5m) and Lauren Corbett (167.5m) also run in the half mile.