Cameron takes the High Road

WHILE his older brother was busy blazing a trail on the Border Games circuit, 16-year-old Cameron Grieve ventured further afield to make his mark on Saturday.

And unlike brother Craig’s sprint victory on a sodden Victoria Park surface in Innerleithen, Grieve the younger shone at the Loch Lomond Highland Games in rare sunny conditions.

More than 10,000 spectators made the journey to Balloch for one of Scotland’s most prestigious games meetings and basking in the adoration of the huge crowds were Chico Woods’ Jed-Forest Athletics Club athletes.

Grieve began his quest for glory earlier in the day when he was involved in a blanket finish in the youths’ 90m along with fellow Jed athletes Jasmine Tomlinson, Holly McKay and Martha Douglas, Tomlinson getting the nod for second place ahead of her teammates.

The same four then contested the 200m youths’ event, with Grieve taking the tape first.

Also running for the Jedburgh running club were Seb Harrison, who took second place in the 80m Championship; Stuart Sommerville, 1st in 1,600m; Eion Lowther, second in the youths’ 800m; and Andrew Thomson, fourth in the men’s 800m.

Woods told TheSouthern: “I was really chuffed with all the performances from our athletes.

“Times were incidental as the going underfoot was heavy due to all the recent rain, but the skies cleared on Saturday and it was a great experience for everyone being part of such a high-profile event.

“They did themselves and the Borders proud.”