Two wins for Chirnside Chasers

Chirnside Chaser Joey Brown (with Ben Reynolds in the background) winning the mile at Kelso.
Chirnside Chaser Joey Brown (with Ben Reynolds in the background) winning the mile at Kelso.

Over the weekend Chirnside Chasers runners have been busy taking part in a number of events.

On Sunday athletes travelled to Poynder Park for the Kelso Border Games. In the Colin McGrath sponsored youth mile the Chasers had three participants - Joey Brown (365m), Ben Reynolds (385m) and Isla Taylor (500m).

After a fast start the race settled and it was soon a battle between Ben and Joey for the last two laps. Despite the best efforts of Ben, Joey held him off and sprinted away to take the title with Ben finishing in a brilliant second place, with Isla finishing in the middle of the pack.

Earlier in the day in the youths 800m Jamie Kinghorn came from the back off the field (165m) taking a fantastic second place.

Also running at Kelso was Daniel Ross, who finished second in his 200m heat while also doing the 800m and 100m sprint. Declan White competed in his first games event in the adult 800m and ran well.

The previous day Jamie Kinghorn took part in the Ceres Highland Games near Cupar. Jamie ran the 200m but didn’t quite make it through to the final. However, he also ran the 800m and managed to hold off the strong competition taking the youth title with an truly impressive run. Over at Grangemouth on Saturday other Chirnside Chasers runners, Harry Fuller, Archie Fuller, Rory Williams, Isla Taylor and Caitlin Black competed for Team Borders at the final Forth Valley League match. The boys and girls did a number of different events including the 75m hurdles, sprints, 800, 1500m, shot putt and high jump. Notably Caitlin competed in her first competition throwing the shot.

There were some great performances despite the poor weather.

If you are interested in athletics Chirnside Chasers juniors training is for children aged between 5–14-years-old meeting at Comrades Park (Chirnside football pitch) between 6pm and 7pm on a Monday night.