On Sunday, September 15, 13 Jed Joggers braved the elements on Tyneside to run the BUPA Great North Run.
Since starting the club in October last year, the local athletes have gone from walking to jogging, to running a half-marathon. The development in their fitness and motivation has been fantastic.
Collectively, the group has managed to raise just under £4,000 for various charities, including MSA, Cancer Research, Macmillan, Margaret Kerr Unit, Bobby Moore Foundation and Make-A-Wish.
The next challenge for the outfit is the Jed Running Festival which takes place on Sunday, October 27, and they are asking onlookers en route to watch out for the pink tops and give them a cheer to keep them going.
New members are always welcome to join in and the group is encouraging complete beginners to go along and give it a go.
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The grand finale of Earlston Bowling Club’s season took place on Saturday in the form of the Rink Cup tournament. A healthy, in terms of size, entry of 24 took to the green on a day more like those early summer scorchers at the start of the campaign.
To match the weather, some blazing matches took place as the bowlers battled for the last cup of the season. At the end of the day it was president Bob Beattie’s rink, consisting of the man himself, George Douglas, Jack Greer (returning from injury) and Beat Cameron that won through.
Following the tournament members gathered for the annual presentation of the cups which was performed by Mr Beattie’s wife, Julia.
Prize winners: Gents Champion, N. Kellett; runner-up, G. Moffat. Ladies Champion, D. Kellett; runner-up, G. Moffat. Senior Champion, G. Douglas; runner-up, W. Russell. President’s Trophy winner, S. Greer; runner-up, Anne Black. Two-bowl winner, D. Kellett; runner-up, G. Douglas. Nomination Pairs winners, B. Turner & A. Moffat; runners-up, B. Johnston & P. Scott. Points winner: Andrew Black.
President Beattie thanked all members at the club for their continued support and congratulated all on another successful season.
Last weekend saw a busy time for the last outdoor games on the Ettrick Forest green.
On Friday night the handicap final took place between David Cassidy and Sandy Bell, with Cassidy coming out on top to win the cup for the first time.
Saturday saw the Belhaven Open Pairs take place on a good sunny afternoon and with a full entry the semi-finals were between a pair from Coldstream playing Scott Hislop and R. McCulloch, with the latter progressing to the final. The other semi was between a pair from Peebles taking on Ivan Hogg and Stuart Henderson, with Hogg and Henderson winning.
Hogg and Henderson defeated Hislop and McCulloch after an extra end to take the title for the second year running.
The Championship final took place on Sunday between I. Hogg and G. Rees, with Hogg completing a good weekend by taking the title for the second consecutive year.
Monday night saw the Junior Championship final take place with Greg Sandilands outgunning younger brother Daniel Sandilands by 21 shots to 20 and the over-60s final was won by Pat Houston, who defeated Frank Forster.
The presentation will take place on Saturday, October 26, with tickets priced at £8 each.
The presentation of bowling trophies will take place on Friday, October 18, at 7pm followed by music and light supper.
Tickets are on sale on Friday evenings. If you are unable to collect tickets, please contact Marie Todd.
John Scott (Plumbing & Heating) Seniors September Medal: A League winner, W. Crighton nett 38 bih; B League winner, A. Finlay 35.
Martell Trophy: 1, J. Logan 73 (7) 66; 2=, P. Young 83 (15) 68, K. Swinton 79 (11) 68.
Tom Scott Trophy: M. Johnston 64+69=133; 2, I. Symons 69+71=140; 3=, K. Roughhead 72+69=141, G. Lillie 68+73=141.
Open Mixed Foursomes: Handicap, J. Pearson & G. Herriot 87 (20.5) 66.5. Scratch, B. Herriot & M. Shortreed 84.
Elsie Ford Greensomes: 1, M. Purves & J. Blackie 70 (7) 63; 2, D. Herriot & B. Herriot 71 (7) 64; 3=, R. Ainslie & B. Sweenie 86 (20.5) 65.5, B. Taylor & S. North 85 (19.5) 65.5.
Sponsors Day: 1, The Taylor Maxwell team ( J. Southam, D. Southam, A. Dickson & D. Dickson); 2, The Border Events team ( L. & J. Wilkinson, I. Sneddon & S. Davies); 3, The Lauderdale Hotel team ( M. Fallas, J. Gillie, C. Lumsden & L. Gray).
The club thanked its sponsors for their financial support and a great day was had by all. Also, thanks went to Aileen Scott-Aiton for organising and Helen and Senga for looking after everyone.
September Clubhouse Competition: 1, I. Ramsey 69 (2) 67; 2, G. Lackie 72 (4) 68; 3, K. Haldane 74 (5) 69.
Gents’ Senior League positions: 1, D. Shiell 69.5 points; 2, J. Law 62.5; 3, A. Muir 61.5.
Ladies’ Lothian Rosebowl: Lynn Bruce won one of the last of the season’s ladies’ competitions at Minto on Saturday with a net score of 70. Lynn was four shots ahead of her nearest rival, Kaija Sanford, who finished on 74, one shot ahead of Anne Paterson.
Carole Allott shot the lowest gross score of 89, two shots ahead of Cherry Thom. The competition was played in glorious weather and attracted a large entry of ladies, who enjoyed an end-of-season dinner in the clubhouse at the close of play.
Jean Penman Mixed Triples Trophy: 1, J. Pearson, A. Thompson & K. Thompson nett 128; 2, M. Johnston, J. McVee & S. Sharkey 129. Best gross: J. Elliot, R. Graham & I. Storie 156.
Yarrowford Shield (round 2): 1, N. Roxburgh nett 65 bih; 2, S. Galloway 65; 3, J. Rae 66.
This weekend sees the third and final round of the Shield, with lots of players in contention for the fine old trophy.
Junior Prize winners 2013: Junior Matchplay Championship winner, R. Rutherford; runner-up, R. Lacon. Junior Order of Merit winner, R. Lowrie; runner-up, J. Grierson.
Stableford: 1, B. Russell 41 points; 2, G. Low 39; 3, M. O’Rourke 39.
Freedom Trophy: 1, R. Brydon, D. W. Brydon & M. Brydon nett 136 bih; 2, J. Temple, A. Temple & A. Jack 136; 3, I. Thomson, A. Thomson & R. Thomson 137 bih.
Aitken Turnbull Border Under-13 League: Hawick A 23 Earlston B 9; Earlston A 23 Hawick B 11; Peebles 65 Berwickshire 1.
Aitken Turnbull Border Under-15 League: Hawick B 26 Berwickshire B 17; Peebles A 44 Earlston A 2; Peebles B 33 Hawick A 12. League on P80.
Ship A and Reivers A are still unbeaten in Division One after week four with High Level A chasing them in third, while High Level B are top of Division Two. The match of the day was a see-saw battle which resulted in a narrow win for Reivers A, with some class play to edge out Waverley A. Ship A outclassed Reivers B and Dryburgh won the early relegation match by beating Niki’s.
Red Lion A produced the top result when taming leaders Waverley B to chase High Level B.
Results – Division One: Waverley A (Hawick) 4 Reivers A (Gala) 5; Fleece A (Selkirk) 4 High Level A (Hawick) 5; Reivers B (Gala) 1 Ship A (Melrose) 8; Dryburgh (Newtown) 5 Nikis Bar (Gala) 4.
Division Two: High Level B (Hawick) 6 Fleece B (Selkirk) 3; Red Lion A (Kelso) 7 Waverley B (Hawick) 2; Ship B (Melrose) 5 Red Lion B (Kelso) 4; Station (Hawick) v Bridge (Gala) rearranged.
Tommy Douglas Storage Borders Snooker League results week two: Hawick Burns Club B 1 Hawick Conservative Club A 5; Selkirk Conservative Club B 5 Innerleithen 1; St Boswells 1 Kelso Legion 5; Jedburgh Legion 1 Selkirk Conservative Club A 5; Hawick Conservative Club B 1 Hawick Burns Club A 5.
League positions: 1, Hawick Conservative Club A 11; 2, Hawick Burns Club A 9; 3, Hawick Burns Club B 7; 4, Kelso Legion 5; 5, Selkirk Conservative Club A 5; 6, Selkirk Conservative Club B 5; 7, Jedburgh Legion 3; 8, St Boswells 1; 9, Hawick Conservative Club B 1; 10, Innerleithen 1.
Club night results: D. Sharratt 2 D. Burnie 0; I. Fortin 2 S. Moffat 0; I. Fortin 2 A. Gill 0; D. Sharratt 2 S. Moffat 0; A. Gill 2 D. Burnie 1; D. Sharratt 2 A. Gill 0; S. Moffat 2 A. Gill 1.
Duns Tennis Club celebrated victory over St Boswells in the final of the Mixed Knockout Cup.
On a day more like mid-summer, the two teams battled it out over nine rubbers, with the Berwickshire side, playing at home, eventually coming out on top by 6.5-2.5.
The Villagers were disappointed not to squeeze a couple more matches from the tie, having been on the verge of taking a couple of sets, but unable to close them out.
Duns, however, were clinical when they had the opportunity and deserved the victory.
In the semi-final the eventual victors overcame Melrose, while St Boswells snatched victory in an incredibly close tie against Kelso.
The match level at 4.5-4.5 at the end of four-and-a-half hours of tennis, it all went down to total games won, which the Villagers took by just one game.
The Borders tennis season now turns to the over-40s, with the Veterans’ League starting on Sunday.
Final teams: Duns – C. Jackson, J. Dixon, L. Dixon, A. Plenderleith, J. Collin, A. Watson. St Boswells – T. Lemmon, J. Stevenson, A. Tweedie, A. White, A. Drummond, B. Anderson.