Veteran runner David Hush is hoping to roll back the years by pulling off a win at this afternoon’s Langholm Games, writes John Slorance.
The 52-year-old, who is still making an impact on the games scene, as his recent win in the 200m handicap at Jedburgh Games suggests, goes in both the 200 and 400m handicaps at the Castlehom track.
Hush commented: Langholm is my favourite track. I won the sprint at Langholm in 1988 and have also been in four finals.
“I always seem to run well at Langholm and that’s what I’m hoping to do again this time.”
“Although I’ve had a niggling injury, I’ve been finding my running, so hopefully I’ll be able to do something.”
Hush has been placed on a mark of 20m for the 90m handicap, which also includes Hawick’s Megan Shiel (20m), Dylan Ali (2m), Leon Ali (8m), Darcy Graham (7m), Corey Wilson (9m), Drew Bryson (21m), Daniel Elliot (9m), Ryan Elliot (8m), Gordon McPherson (11m), John Paxton (14.5m), Murray Renwick (8m) and David Lauder (12.5m).
Dylan Ali represents Hawick in the Border Athletics 90m Championship in which all runners compete from scratch.
Rory Anderson (40m), Bruce Hughes (70m), Jordan Taylor (80m), Mark Young (100m), Derek Scott (180m) and Keith Murray (225m) are the Teri peds in the 1,600m handicap.
In the junior/youths’ 90m handicap, running for Hawick are Keeley Womack (20m), Cian Riddell (21m), Ellis Mckean (21m), Harry Fowler (24m), Tom Fowler (12m), Liam Bouglas (24m), Max Hope (26m), Kay Robertson (27m), Amy Campbell (14m), Phillipa Robertson (11m), Ronan Mckean (7m) and Owen Shiel (6m).
Jamie Waugh (75m), Fraser Clyne (130m) and Jai Patterson (150m) are the Hawick youngsters in the youths’ 800m handicap.