Guthrie Run proves as popular as ever

A plaque has been unveiled in memory of motorcycling legend Jimmie Guthrie.

Commissioned by Hawick Archaeological Society, the plaque, in Tannage Close, was revealed by Jimmie’s son, ‘young Jimmie’ and daughter Margaret Bowen.

Secretary of HAS Gerry Graham said: “His workshop was through that close and his son wanted us to commemorate the fact that his father’s garage used to be on the main High Street.”

The unveiling was a prelude to another hugely successful – and 50th – Jimmie Guthrie Memorial Run, which was held on Sunday.

Despite the occasional downpours 155 people took part in a variety of cars and motorbikes.

Run organiser Jimmy Steele, who was presented with a special medal alongside original participants Stewart Skilbeck and Dennie Cramer, said: “It was another great day despite the weather.”

The Jimmie Guthrie Cup was won by John Fraser from Hawick with a Brough Superior motorcycle. The Feuars and Householders Shield for best car was won by Stewart Skilbeck from Selby, Yorkshire with a 1927 Austin 7.

Young Jimmie and his sister Margaret presented the prizes on Denholm Green.