Brothers go for Games glory

Dylan and Leon Ali are set to get down on their marks for tomorrow's Hawick Games
Dylan and Leon Ali are set to get down on their marks for tomorrow's Hawick Games
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BROTHERS Dylan and Leon Ali are set to get down on their marks for the Hawick Border Games tomorrow.

The Teri siblings will be appearing in both the 110 and 200 metre handicaps.

Eighteen-year-old Dylan, the younger of the pair, is a man in form at the moment, having recorded three excellent wins in the opening two games meetings of the season.

And the young Hawick flier is looking forward to the event.

He said: “It’s always good to run on your home track as it gives you an extra buzz.

“The season has started really well for me as I have managed to get three wins.

“If I could get a win on Sunday it would be brilliant. I’d love to win in front of my home crowd.”

Leon is making a comeback to the games circuit after a short absence, but is playing down his chances of glory.

He said: “Dylan has got me motivated again and I’ve been training hard, but I’m not expecting to win anything. It won’t be for the lack of trying though. I’m excited about running at Hawick and I’ll be doing my best.”

Dylan competes from a mark of four metres in the 110m handicap, which has a winning prize of £1,000. Leon is off 5.5m.

Other Hawick runners in the 12-heat sprint are: Drew Bryson (19.5m), Kyle Potts (9.5m), Jack Wilson (13m), Megan Shiel (19.5m), John Paxton (14.5m), David Hush (20.5m), Leigh Marshall (3m), Ryan Elliot (6.5m), David Lauder (11.5m), Gordon McPherson (13m) and Corey Wilson (8.5m).

All of the latter athletes also go in the 200m handicap.

Local athletes in the 800m handicap are: Reece Taylor (50m), Derek Scott (95m) and Francis Cannon (195m).

There is an abundance of Hawick youngsters going in the junior and youths events.

Running in the junior 90m handicap are: Amy Campbell (10.5m), Brodie Graham (4m), Connor Sutherland (14m), Ronan McKean (5m), Cian Riddell (11m), Finnan Gordon-Wooley (10m), Sophie Allen (14m), Charlie Camley (14m), Eilidh Murray (20m), Daniel Elliot (8.5m), Andrew Palmer (11m), Barrie McLean (17m), Darcy Graha, (4m), Nicole Campbell (18m), Matthew Mallin (4.5m), Logan Gordon-Wooley (9m), Phillipa Robertson (16.5m), Joseph Chipakupaku (5.5m), Kyle Brunton (10m), Calum Renwick (16.5m), Lewis Elliot (14.5m), Matthew Bell (16m), Abigail Potts (10m), Alyssa Jack (14m) and Fraser Clyne (12m).

A full programme of other youths and senior races completes a bumper Volunteer Park bill, which kicks off at 1pm.