Morebattle meet sees Fleming on back mark

John Slorance

THE open athletic season is slowly coming to an end.

However, there is still a lot of fast running to be done yet and this will certainly be there for all to see at Morebattle Games on Saturday. The main event on the Morebattle card is the 110 metres handicap, which consists of eight heats, and the back marker for the race is recently crowned 90 metres sprint champion Craig Fleming of Belgrave AC who runs from scratch.

Ryan Trimby of Hawick who has notched up 90 metres and 200 metres handicap wins at Langholm and Meadowmill Games these past two weeks is off 9.5 metres.

Competing from the same mark is Peter Denholm of Melrose. Denholm has appeared in several finals this season and is close to recording what would be a well deserved win.

Dylan Ali TLJT (8.5m), Ian Heard TLJT (23m), Martha Douglas Jed AC (22m), Seb Harrison Jed AC (5.5m), Sam Bandeen Hawick (7.5m), David Grieve Hawick (14m), David Mackay Kelso (14.5m), John Fleming Kelso (8.5m), Geoff Keen Selkirk (13.5m) and Craig Bruce Selkirk (17m) are amongst many Border athletes set to be in action in the sprint.

In the 800 metres handicap, Ross Matheson of Lasswade competes from scratch, while Kelso’s Colin Welsh is second back marker from 20 metres.

Iain Little of Langholm (35m), Andrew Thomson of Jed AC (70m) and Dean Whiteford of Innerleithen (77.5m) are amongst the Border men in this one.

Kelso’s Darrell Hastie, a runner who always gives his all, goes from 50 metres in the 1600 metres handicap, which also features amongst others Adam Craig of TLJT (110m), Rory Anderson of Hawick (135m) and Wayne McIntosh of Kelso (155m).

Other senior events as well as junior and youth races complete the Morebattle programme.