Ali hopes to float like butterfly to victory

There is a sea of Teri runners hoping to sweep to victory at Hawick Games on Sunday in the main event of the day – the 100m handicap, writes John Slorance.

Teenage flyer Dylan Ali has three wins under his belt already this term following a recent double triumph at Blackford Games, as well as finding some success at Earlston Games. Ali has been placed on a mark of 4m by handicapper Don Campbell.

Another teenager representing Hawick is Gala rugby ace James Parker. Making a return after a lengthy absence, strong-running Parker goes from 4.5m.

Jedburgh’s Craig Grieve, from the TLJT club, who was a very impressive victor of the Hawick sprint 12 months ago, defends his title from a handicap of 3m.

Among a big entry of Borders athletes gunning for the 110m winning purse of £1,000 are Selkirk father and son team of Colin (9m) and Craig Bruce (13.5m), and Jed AC pair Seb Harrison (3m) and Iskan Barskanmay (4m).

The remainder of the Hawick programme – packed with senior, junior and youth races – has an exciting look about it.

Racing starts at 1pm.