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Borders ladies looking smart on district duty

Border Ladies launched their 2018 Inter-district campaign on the Hawick BC green last Friday and were narrowly beaten 7-5 by Fife.

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Large school winners Earlston (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Maximum skill and dedication from pupils at mini Olympics

Children from the Galashiels, Earlston and Selkirk cluster areas competed last week in the annual Mini Olympics, with P6-7 children from 17 schools all vying for points at Tweedbank Sports Centre.

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Flashback to last weekend at Selkirk, where Charlotte Clare was one of the athletes on form, winning the 800m open handicap (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Pick of Borders runners at Peebles

The Border Games circuit continues on its way with Peebles Beltane Sports on Sunday.

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Mark Beaumont.

Mark getting on his bike to explain to Borders festival-goers what 
it takes to break a world record

World record-breaking endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont admits he hasn’t had time to read a book for pleasure in two years, but he will still have a great story to tell when he gives a talk at this year’s Borders Book Festival in Melrose this coming weekend.

Cameron Tindle (picture by Stuart Cobley).

Earlston event raises curtain on new term of Borders Games

The 2018 Border Games circuit gets under way with Earlston Games on Saturday, reports John Slorance.

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Katy Winton (picture by Ian Linton)

Biggest bike festival returning to best venue in the Borders

The UK’s biggest mountain bike race is heading unstoppably to the unique backdrop of the Scottish Borders.

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Rowan Boland Memorial Trophy winners, Carlton, with the Trust's Alan Henry.

Capital gain for young cricket players in tournament to remember young Rowan

Carlton reclaimed the Rowan Boland Memorial Trophy at the weekend, during another truly stunning day at Meigle Park in Galashiels.

Gregor Collins pictured with Wilma Henry of the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.

Memorable Gala day for Gregor

Up and coming Borders athlete Gregor Collins claimed the Meigle Run title at the weekend, with another impressive showing.

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Next month sees the return of the cycling festival (picture by Ian Linton).

Five-figure boost for Borders bike festival’s flagship event

The British Mountain Bike Enduro Championship, the headline event at this year’s TweedLove Bike Festival in Peebles, is being pumped up by support from EventScotland.

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John McCallum.

Victorious return to the ring for John

Borders boxer John McCallum is waiting excitedly to hear who his next opponent will be, after a triumphant return to the ring at the weekend.

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Imogen, left, and Ellie.

Borders girls leap to the top of the rankings

Cardrona’s Ellie O’Hara continued her record-breaking form at the recent Scottish Athletics East District Championships at Grangemouth.

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Triathlon trophy winners at Selkirk (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Athletes cope impressively with challenging conditions in Selkirk

Strong easterly winds created a challenging experience for the 100 or so competitors taking part in Sunday’s Selkirk Triathlon, run by charitable trust Live Borders.

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Thousands turn out to Riverside Park for the friendly sevens

Riverside Park’s bankings, beer tent and hospitality marquee played host to almost 2,000 rugby fans on Saturday as Jedburgh hosted the final round of this year’s Kings of the Sevens competition.

Stevie and Stuart in high-speed action (picture by Telltaletim)

Three small steps are a giant leap for Stevie and Stuart

After 11 years on the British Championship trail, Lauder’s Kershaw Racing sidecar team finally climbed on to the top step of the podium at round two of the Hyundai Construction Equipment F1 series.

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From left, vice-president Paul Mitchell, runner-up Ronnie Johnstone, winner Kevin Irving and Sponsor Duncan Ritchie.

First bowling contest of the season at Langholm

Langholm New Town Bowling Club has held its first tournament of the year, the open singles, sponsored once again by local window cleaner Duncan Ritchie.

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From the girls' final, Mhairi Buchanan, left, and winner Ailsa Clark - both are from Earlston.

Youngsters from Selkirk and Earlston serve up a treat

Promising young south-Scotland tennis players gave an indication of how high local standards are when they gathered for the Hastings Legal Borders 14 and Under Boys and Girls Singles Tournament, held on Sunday at Kelso Orchard Tennis Club.

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Kelso CC captain Mark Henderson (picture by Gavin Horsburgh).

Kelso notch hat-trick of league wins but falter in cup

Kelso’s cricketers bounced back on Saturday to win their third game of the ESCA Championship at home to Musselburgh.

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Alex Mundell of Galashiels, riding Coolrock Gold Dust at the Floors Castle Trials (picture by Jim Crichton).

Record entries and bumper attendances at Floors Castle

Izzy Taylor led from the start to claim the £1750 top prize in the Floors Castle Cazenove Capital CIC** with Monkeying Around.

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Oliver Townend on board Artic Mouse at Floors Castle last year (picture by Jim Crichton).

Horse trials begin at Floors Castle

Starting today (Friday) and continuing until Sunday, May 13, is the biggest equestrian event in the Borders, and also one of the largest in Scotland.

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Earlston and Innerleithen LTCs are taking part to eoncurage more people to love tennis.

Free tennis served up at Borders courts

Great British Tennis Weekend will again see courts across the country serve up free tennis for families and friends over two weekends this summer.

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