Smooth finish from painter Ross

Borders College 10k Run winner Ross Johnstone.
Borders College 10k Run winner Ross Johnstone.

MORE than 100 athletes took part in the second Borders College Scottish Borders Campus 10km run and 5km walk in Galashiels.

A total of 128 participants made up of students, staff, friends and relatives, ran and walked their way around the route starting on the pitches behind Netherdale, then out into the surrounding area around the campus and the Black Path.

The winner of the 10km and first male finisher was Ross Johnstone, a painting and decorating student at Borders College, in 39 minutes and 13 seconds. The first female finisher was Audrey Power in 42.21.

Both winners were presented with their trophies, medal, t-shirt and vouchers by Liz McIntyre, college principal.

The whole event was organised by the BASE BTEC Sport & Exercise year two students and is actually the culmination of one of the units they study (organising a sports event).

The students, through hard work and determination, managed to plan the event and also marshalled on the day. The number of entries has tripled since last year’s event and it seems like it can only go from strength to strength.

All money raised is to be donated to the Special Care Baby Unit at the BGH. At present there is still some money to come in, but the projected total is more than £700.

The students and college would like to thank all the companies who sponsored and also those who donated prizes.