Record entry at the Haugh for games

Tweedbank Games 2014. Cameron Tindle of Berwick wins the 90M Youth Group A final.
Tweedbank Games 2014. Cameron Tindle of Berwick wins the 90M Youth Group A final.

Eight years ago a brand new meeting came to life on the open athletic scene with the birth of Earlston Games.

And since its arrival, the event has grown and blossomed in many ways.

This will be seen to the full on Saturday as there has been an excellent entry of athletes for the Earlston card.

Games chairman Bruce Scott, who is also a highly respected runner and coach in athletic circles, told The Southern: “There has been an amazing entry for the games.

“In fact, it’s a record entry and I am delighted with the response that we have got from the runners.

“The entry for the youth’s events in particular is brilliant. It’s a really big programme and I am sure that there will be some very good running”.

The card has an approximate entry of 200 athletes. Eighty of these are senior and the rest youths in abundance.

The main event of the day is the 90m handicap.

Border sprinters liable to show up well in this event are Jasmin Tomlinson of Tweed Leader Jed Track, Kelso’s Euan Pettigrew and Kevin Amos of Jed AC.

Hawick teenager Dylan Ali, who won the New Year sprint in impressive style, is set to run in the 200m and 400m races.

One to watch out for in the youths events is Cameron Tindle of Berwick (see report above).

More than 30 young runners are set to go in the youth’s 800m handicap.

And there is also a full card of adults and youths events.

Confined events start at the Haugh at 11.30am, while open events start at 1pm.