Last call to Feel the Burns in Selkirk

MORE than 150 hardy athletes from all over the country are expected to converge in Selkirk on Sunday for the second running of the Feel the Burns hill race.

Entries for the charity run, over a gruelling 13.7-mile route, close today and organiser Sheila Cochrane told The Southern: “After last year’s success we have had another great response and are expecting similar entries, if not more.”

Matthew Sullivan from Shettleston Harriers won last year’s event in an impressive 1.39.57.

All money raised is in aid of Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue who will be supporting the race, while Ryan Crockett and Libby Lindsay, from Physio Plus, will also be there to provide treatment for the runners and deal with post-race injuries.

Competitors will be treated to a warming Burns supper feast after the race at Selkirk Rugby Club.

The event starts at noon from Corbylinn. For more details, contact Sheila Cochrane on 07776 413725 or email her at