Hawick’s Hush wins St Ronans Sprint

David Hush taking the win
David Hush taking the win

VETERAN Hawick athlete David Hush proved that silence is golden by winning the top event on the St Ronans Games card yesterday.

A beaten finalist in the Jed sprint the previous week Hush showed he was in with a shout of doing something in his 110m heat when roaring home in 11.56 seconds at the Victoria Park venue.

Competing from a mark of 22 metres 51-year-old Hush, a member of the Billy Edgar school, then earned himself a final place with an impressive cross tie victory in 11.40 seconds.

This win, earned him a last showdown alongside stable companion David Grieve of Hawick (14m), Graeme Armstrong of Edinburgh (16.5m) and TLJT pair Tommy Finkle (12m) and James Park (10m) plus Robbie Shirra-Gibb of St Boswells (7.5m).

In the final, former Morebattle Games 110 metres handicap winner, Hush delivered the goods to the full yet again, in surging through the tape in 11.46 seconds.

The other placings going the way of Armstrong and Grieve.

Full report and picture spread in this week’s Southern Reporter.