Greg sets his sights on Kelso

THERE were no Peebles Sports in 2010, through lack of support, and it was feared that this historical event which first took place in 1899 had disappeared forever, writes John Slorance.

Last Sunday, though, the Beltane Sports emerged from the wilderness and turned out to be a big success. Games secretary Drew Fraser told TheSouthern: “The weather was brilliant and the running was of a high standard, so it was a great day all round. Everybody seemed to like the Whitestone Park track and I would like to thank all who helped.”

The open athletics season continues with Kelso Games on Saturday.

Greg Turnbull (3m) of TLJT, victor in the Hawick sprint, is back marker for the 100m handicap. Also going from back-mark spots are New Year sprint winner Martyn Paterson of Clackmannan (4.5m) and Iskan Barskanmay of Jed AC (4.5m).

Border athletes included in the sprint are: Emily Douglas Jed AC (21m), Seb Harrison Jed AC (5.5m), David McKay Kelso (14m), John Fleming Kelso (9m), Stephanie Common TLJT (23m), Darrin Scott TLJT (11.5m), Allan Smith Selkirk (8.5m), Ryan Henderson Selkirk (11m), Ross Weir Hawick (20.5m), David Rae Hawick (9m), Jordan Maxwell Langholm (9m). An excellent entry has been received for all other adult, junior and youth events on the Poynder Park card.