Games bandwagon rolls into Selkirk for Philiphaugh meet

PHILIPHAUGH, the home of Selkirk Cricket Club, is the venue, but athletics is the name of game with the staging of tomorrow’s games event.

Hawick is well represented at senior, junior and youth level, and the top race of the day is the 110m handicap.

Hawick pair David Rae (9m) and David Hush (21m) clash in the opening heat, which also includes flying Turk Iskan Barskanmay (5.5m), fresh from his second place finish in last weekend’s Hawick sprint final.

There are a string of Teri sprinters set to get down on their marks in the next ten heats.

Lee Notman (9m) and John Paxton (17m) tangle in the second, while Drew Bryson (20m) goes in the next. Heat four sees Douglas Prowse (9.5m) and Ryan Trimby (13m) lock horns. James Parker (7.5m) and Gary Wilson (14.5m) are in heats five and six. The seventh heat has Mark Young (8m) bidding for a win, while David Grieve (15m) will be in action in the following heat.

Ross Weir (21m) is in heat nine, and Dylan Ali (10.5m) and David Lauder (12m) are in the tenth.

All of the aforementioned Hawick sprinters are also in the 90m handicap (confined to Scottish Borders).

Running for Hawick in the 800m handicap are Mark Young (47.5m), Rory Anderson (60m), Callum Whillans (57.5m), Ged Smith (120m) and Francis Cannon (155m).

The Selkirk senior programme also includes 300, 400 and 1,600m events.

There is a full card of junior and youth facing as well, and the following local youngsters – Daniel Elliot (5.5m), Rohan Mckean (8.5m), Callum Murray (12m), Barrie McLean (11.5m), Phillipa Robertson (9m) and Calum Renwick (9.5m) – are in the junior 90m handicap.

Bidding for glory in the youths’ 90m handicap are: Jack Wilson (11m), Kyle Brunton (19m), Lewis Elliot (22m), Ryan Elliot (3.5m), Megan Shiel (16.5m), Matthew Bell (19.5m), Corey Wilson (9.5m), Conor Mckay (9.5m) and Darcy Graham (16m).