Learmonth runs into form at Glasgow

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Guy Learmonth was in sensational form at the Scottish open at the new Glasgow indoors Emirates Stadium at the weekend.

Learmonth went to the top of the European and Great Britain 800m rankings in his fastest ever indoor debut for the season with a time of 1min 49.65 sec. He led from start to finish to beat top British Runner James Bowness of Cumbria.

Learmonth now goes on to the Glasgow international this weekend which is one of the premier indoor meetings in Europe this season.

He runs in the very rarely contested 600m for Scotland where he will be attempting to take the 40 year-old Scottish record held by David Jenkins.

Three athletes from the east coast squad now top the UK rankings:

Guy Learmonth, Berwick-800m; Cameron Tindle, Berwick Under 17s 200m; Maria Lyl, Dunbar 100 and 200m in Paralympic category of T35.

The full line up (live on BBC1 from 1.45pm) for the 600m at 3.30pm is:

Mutai of Kenya, Commonwealth select; Andrew Osagie-Olympic finalist at 800m in London (Great Britain); Bershawn Jackson, USA former world champion for 400m hurdles (USA); Guy Learmonth, Scottish under 23 800m record holder (Scotland).

Cameron Tindle

Berwick schoolboy Cameron Tindle continues to go from strength to strength and is now concentrating more on the 200m.

The 15 year-old competed in the Scottish Athletics National Indoor Open on Saturday (January 18) at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow in the 60m and 200m.

It was his first indoor event, and he was registered as an unattached runner, although it was just after he submitted his registration to take part he became a member of Edinburgh AC.

Tindle won both of his heats with times of: 60m in 7.11sec and 200m in 22.56 and is now ranked No.1 in the UK for the 200m U17 and ranked joint fourth in the UK for the 60m U17.

Further to that he had the fastest overall times in both races in the U18 category.

Cross Country

The penultimate leg of the Borders Cross Country series will be hosted by the Tweed Striders at Conundrum Farm this Sunday (26th).

This is the first time the recently-formed Striders have hosted such an event and the club are hopeful that the new venue will get everyone’s full support.

The final round of the series will take place at Dunbar on February 16.