Borders set for games double bill

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THE Border Games scene has a double bill attraction this weekend with the staging of Langholm Games on Friday and Oxton Games on Saturday.

One of the top events on the Langholm card is the 90m championship, and bidding for sprint glory are Borderers Leigh Marshall, Hawick; Greg Turnbull, Craig Grieve, TLJT; Kerr Gerrard, Selkirk; and Patrick Swan, Chirnside.

Hawick’s David Hush, victor of the St Ronan’s sprint, has been placed on a mark of 20m for the 90m handicap.

Colin Welsh of Kelso competes from the back in the 800m handicap.

Jedburgh brothers Craig (3.5m) and Cameron Grieve (8m) are set to compete against each other in the Oxton Games 110m handicap.

Craig Gillan, TLJT (4.5m), David McKay, Kelso (14m), Jack Wilson, Hawick (13m) and Scott Richardson, Jed AC (6m), also run.

Set to appear in the 1,600m are Rory Anderson, Hawick (125m), Dean Whiteford, Innerleithen (130m), Wayne McIntosh, Kelso (195m), Colin Tough, Gala Harriers (200m) and Gavin Tait, TLJT (270m).

The two respective meetings are full of senior, junior and youths events.