Highland fling for Borders athletes

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Borders athletes were well to the fore at the 150th Birnam Highland Games last weekend.

TLJT veteran John Steede got the ball rolling with a highly-popular win in the 90 metres handicap – his third win in the Birnam sprint, while Tommy Finkle, also TLJT, triumphed in the 90 metres veterans’ handicap.

The senior 100 yards championship saw victory go the way of Fraser Neil from Kelso, while Ryan Houten (Cardrona) took the honours in the youths’ event.

The Goodfellow family ruled the roost in the 150 metres handicap, Leigh winning the senior event and his younger brother Grant the youths.

Selkirk’s Zaynah Azi did the business in the youths’ 800 metres handicap, as did Angus Bryce (TLJT) in the youths’ 90 metres handicap. Cameron Clamp (TLJT) made a successful debut in winning the youths’ 800m open.

Grant Goodfellow also won the junior “Kiltie” race in fine style, while James Clamp came out of retirement to take the senior race.