Sunny start to Civic Week sees local man Hastie take 10k win

Kelso Crawlers held their annual 10k run on the opening day of the town’s Civic Week celebrations on Sunday. Thankfully, the weather forecasters got it wrong as the event was once again bathed in glorious sunshine.

This may have not been ideal for the 172 runners who completed the run, but the large crowd of spectators who gathered on the Cobby certainly enjoyed the spectacle.

The winner of the men’s race was local runner Darrell Hastie in a time of 35.04 and Jacqueline Rainger from Portobello Running Club won the ladies’ race in 40.05. The team prize went to Gala Harriers. Full results can be found at www.kelsocrawlers.org.uk

Most of the run takes place around the grounds of Floors Castle and the organisers would like to thank His Grace, the Duke of Roxburghe for allowing them the use of his grounds for this race.

Following the run, competitors were treated to refreshments supplied by Yetholm, who were fundraising for Macmillan Cancer and more than £500 will be passed onto them for their efforts. A further donation will be made to the local branch of the masons who are also fundraising for local causes and who provided marshals around the course.

The organisers would also like to thank Iain Wharton from Greenthumb who sponsored the event and Hogarths, Kelso Rugby Club, Borders Search and Rescue, Mark Rutherford and all helpers on the day, who once again made the event a success.

Kelso Crawlers running club welcomes runners of all abilities. So, even those who have never run before are welcome to go along and join. More details on the website.