In pictures: Club class on show as Hawick runners wrap up their coronavirus-hit season with races postponed from November

It was better late than never for Teviotdale Harriers as they finally got to stage their annual Hawick Burns Club Races, on hold since November due to coronavirus restrictions, at the weekend.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 9:59 am
Freya Walker, Chloe Walker and Ruby Watson at Teviotdale Harriers' Hawick Burns Club races on Saturday

Runners followed two routes on Saturday, May 22, the club’s last race-day of the season, both going around the town’s Wilton Lodge Park, and five trophies were up for grabs.

Those prizes – the Will Clark Memorial Trophy for senior men, John Elliot Trophy for U15/U17 girls and ladies, Burns Club Trophy for U13/U15/U17 boys, Ian Watson Memorial Shield for U11 boys and Stan Reid Trophy for U11/U13 girls – will be handed over to their winners at the Albert Road club once Scottish Government regulations permit.

The fastest U11/U13 girl was Peyton Corrie, followed by Amber Smith and Leah Lavery.

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Rory and Ovie Anderson at Teviotdale Harriers' last race-day of the season

The first U11 boy home was Ollie Lyall, with Roan Jamieson in second place and Callan Michie in third.

Ann Aitken won the women and older girls’ race, with Iona Jamieson as runner-up and Kirsty Scott third.

Charles McKay finished first in the U13/U15/U17 boys’ race, followed by Robbie Welsh and Thomas Macaskill.

The fastest senior man was Alan Inglis, followed by Paul Lockie and Ron Hastings.

Club spokesperson Rachel Halliday said: “This season has been totally different but we managed to complete all our races, some with the same course and some having to be changed.

“Thanks must go to the committee for their continued hard work to make sure these races were run and followed government and Scottish Athletics guidelines.”

Here’s how the day went, as caught on camera by Bill McBurnie ...

Grace Levell taking part in Teviotdale Harriers' last races of the season
Greg Watson on the run at Hawick's Wilton Lodge Park at the weekend
Niamh Dickson at Teviotdale Harriers' last races of the season
Ivan Watson competing in Teviotdale Harriers' last races of the season
Ollie Lyall was the fastest under-11 boy at Teviotdale Harriers' last races of the season
Leah Lavery was Saturday's third-fastest younger girl at Hawick's Wilton Lodge Park
McLaren Welsh staying just ahead of Jessica Smith at Teviotdale Harriers' last races of the season
Ruby Watson at Teviotdale Harriers' last races of the season
Kirsty Scott finished third in the older girls and women's race at Hawick's Wilton Lodge Park on Saturday
Ava Hughes at Teviotdale Harriers' last races of the season
Charles McKay was the fastest under-17 boy at Teviotdale Harriers' last races of the season
Alan Inglis winning the senior men's race at Teviotdale Harriers' Hawick Burns Club races
Timekeepers Alan and Doug Carruthers at Teviotdale Harriers' last races of the season