Success in Burntisland now athletes head to Oxton

The open athletics season continues on its way with Oxton Games on Saturday, writes John Slorance.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 22nd July 2015, 8:54 am
Oxton games 2014. Selkirk's Geoff Keen wins.
Oxton games 2014. Selkirk's Geoff Keen wins.

Main event on the card is the 110 metres handicap which consists of eight heats.

Joint back markers for the sprint are Craig Gillan of TLJT, Fraser Neil of Kelso, Glyn Desport of Hawick and Steven Park of Edinburgh. The foursome run off seven metres.

Megan Shiel (23m), Martha Douglas (20m), Jenna Gillan (24m), Angus Johnstone (14m), Corey Wilson (11.5m), Colin Bruce (13.5m) and Connor Gillan (7.5m) are amongst the Border runners set to be in action.

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Berwick’s Nathan Cox (Morpeth Harriers), a young athlete with a lot of promise, is the back mark man in the 1600 metres handicap which also includes Colin Welsh (60m), Bruce Hughes (105m), Derek Murdie (120m) and Alastair Laurie (350m).

A full programme of other senior races as well as youth’s events completes the Oxton bill.

Border athletes featured highly at Burntisland Games on Monday with Selkirk’s Geoff Keen of Selkirk coming out top in the feature sprint. More on this at