Who’ll be speediest at Selkirk?

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Three hometown sprinters will be looking to wow the crowd when the open athletics season rolls into Selkirk on Saturday, writes John Slorance.

Colin and Craig Bruce, and Kerr Gerrard are all keen to take the honours in the showpiece 110m handicap.

A former winner of the Philiphaugh track sprint, Colin Bruce goes of a 12m mark in the third heat, which also includes Gala rugby player James Parker (2.5m) of Hawick and Peebles’ Amy Clancy (18m).

Set to go in heat nine is Colin’s son Craig (10m) who could face tough opposition from Martha Douglas (20m) of Jed AC. Gerrard (9.5m), another highly promising runner, runs in the sixth heat. Also in this one is Gordon McPherson (11.5m) of Hawick, the recent victor of the Earlston Games 200m handicap.

Back marker is Edinburgh’s Tom Holligan (1m).

Amongst a crop of Borderers entered for the sprint are: TLJT’s Mhairi Henderson (21.5m) and Darren Tomlinson (12.5m), Euan Pettigrew (6.5) and Kevin Amos (16.5m) from Jed AC and Hawick’s John Paxton (15.5m) and Leon Ali (8.5m).

A full programme of youths’ and other senior events make up the rest of the Selkirk bill.