athletes set to go the distance

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Throughout the Border Games season, sprint handicaps are normally the main event on the card.

There is a change to the agenda, however, this Sunday at Kelso Games.

For as has been the case for a few years now, the Poynder Park meeting stages a 200m handicap as its top attraction.

Back marker for the event is Hawick’s Dylan Ali. New Year Sprint victor Ali has been placed on a mark of 10m by handicapper Don Campbell.

Getting down on his marks in the same heat as Ali is Kelso’s own Euan Pettigrew (11m) who, representing Jed AC, produced some tip-top running when winning the handicap at Peebles Beltane Sports last weekend.

Other Borders runners who are set to bid for the biggest purse of the afternoon include last year’s winner Kevin Amos (38m), Craig Bruce (25m), Andrew Hogarth (34m), Craig Grieve (17m), Jenna Gillan (52m), Jasmin Tomlinson (41m), James Parker (11m), David Rae (25m) and Matthew Fleming (23m).

Besides a bumper card of senior running, there is a full programme of youths’ events on an attractive-looking Kelso bill. For more information, visit www.thesouthern