Generation games

There was double Selkirk success at last weekend’s Common Riding Games when two local athletes sped to victory on home turf.

First to do the business was 12-year-old Callum Anderson who took pride of place in the junior 90m.

Coached by father David, Callum came out on top in his heat.

A highly promising young footballer with Hutchison Vale, the Selkirk youngster then blitzed home in a keenly-contested final in 11.57 seconds. He told The Wee Paper: “This is the first time I have managed to win and I am very happy about it, especially as it was Selkirk.”

Also shining for the Royal Burgh was Alistair Laurie. Following his win at Hawick Games the week previous, Laurie (385m), who is trained by Jack Knox, won over the same distance, 1,600m, in 4 minutes 18.63 seconds.