Fuller wins from the back at Meadowmill

Due to a date clash with Bridge of Allan Highland Games the youths and junior races were combined to form an abbreviated race card at Meadowmill on Sunday.

This however did not detract from the quality of running.

The main event of the day was successfully defended by 2012 champion Tommy Finkle (TLJT), 11.5M, who had it all to do against race favourite Richard Eland (Broughton), 16.5M. Finkle blasted from the starting blocks, taking a deep breath with 20 metres to go surged to the front finishing a clear half metre from Eland and third placed Kevin Turner of Edinburgh in 10.54 seconds.

Top Berwickshire runner on the day was Chirnside’s Archie Fuller who won the youths 200m from the front markers position. His place was never threatened with a fine display of strong finishing to hold off Brus and Gary Goodfellow (TLJT).

All six races were keenly contested.

The open athletic season is gradually coming to an end. There is, however, still a lot of running to be done yet and that’s certainly going to be the case at Morebattle Games on Saturday.

For the Tofts track meeting has brought about a good entry of senior, junior and youths events.

Top attraction on the card is the eight heat 110 metres handicap.

Girl runner Martha Douglas of Jed AC, the recent victor of the Langholm Games 90 metres handicap, competes from 20 metres.

Another Jed AC athlete bidding for glory is Cameron Grieve. Grieve, who gave a fine account of himself when winning the 200 metres handicap at Langholm. He goes from eight metres.

Race back marker is Greg Turnbull TLJT (scratch).

Mhairi Henderson TLJT (23m), Jack Wilson Hawick (13m), Geoff Keen Selkirk (10.5m) and Euan Pettigrew Kelso (9m) are amongst the Border sprinters set to be in action.

The 800 metres handicap has Kelso’s Colin Welsh (15m) as its back marker. A good entry has been received for this event which includes Rory Anderson Hawick (45m), Andrew Thomson Jed AC (55m), Kyle Potts TLJT (85m), Steven Black Kelso (75m) and Cameron Burnett Chirnside (65m).