Games season ends with double bill

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The curtain comes down on the Border Games with a double bill of events this weekend.

Saturday sees the staging of the Borders Athletics Classic meeting on the Earlston High School track, while Sunday brings about the return of Lauder Games.

The Earlston programme features events of different distances compared to normal cards and runners will be getting down on their marks for the 60m, 120m, 150m and 1,200m handicaps.

Going from scratch in the open senior 60m handicap is former Jedburgh Games sprint victor Kieran Kivlin, Edinburgh.

Border sprinters included are Geoff Keen, Selkirk (5.5m), David McKay, Kelso (8m), Megan Shiel, Hawick (14m), Martha Douglas, Jed AC (14m) and Darren Tomlinson, TLJT (16m).

Apart from open races, the Earlston bill also has invitation handicaps. Amongst those going in the 150m are Cameron Grieve, Jed AC (15m), David Hush, Hawick (28m) and James Park, TLJT (15m).

After an absence of more than 20 years, the Lauder event returns on Sunday, hosted by Lauder FC, and held in the Public Park.