Athletes from Roxburgh and Berwickshire stole the show at today’s Jedburgh Running Festival 10k and half marathon events.
Hundreds of eager runners gathered in the Borders town for the 11 o’clock start at Jedburgh Abbey in cool bright conditions.
Just over 35 minutes later it was Eyemouth’s Marcus D’Agrosa who crossed the finish line first as the 10k racers completed their event with Edinburgh’s Chris Poxton in second and Berwick youngster Nathan Cox in third. Both D’Agrosa and Cox are members of the successful Henry Gray running school.
In the ladies 10k it was Jedburgh Orienteerer Kirsten Maxwell who took the honours with Catrina Probert and Anna Galbraith in second and third respectively.
Next came the half marathon runners with Hunters Bogtrotters duo Murray Struan and Patrick Gieruatowicz battling it out for pole position. Struan found that extra kick however to beat off the challenge of his Edinburgh team-mate, and 2014 winner, in a time of 1.11.14.
Hawick police women Dianne Lauder continued her excellent season by taking first place in the ladies half marathon in a time of 1.22.23 with Megan Wright and Fiona Ramsay in second and third.
See this week’s Southern Reporter for full report and more photographs.