Hush’s Lauder delight as Robertson breaks duck

David Hush wins the 90m handicap
David Hush wins the 90m handicap

After finishing second in the sprint at Langholm the previous day, Hawick’s David Hush produced the goods to the full by triumphing in the 90m handicap at Lauder Games on Saturday.

Following a good heat win, Hush (20.5m) raced to a splendid victory in the final. Commenting on his well-deserved success, he told the Hawick News: “I was a bit disappointed in being second in the Langholm sprint as I would have loved to have won it.

“Although I was a little sore, I thought I would have a go in the Lauder sprint. I managed to run off the stiffness and win and I’m absolutely delighted.”

Lining up against Hush in the final were Hawick brothers Ryan Elliot (8m) and Daniel Elliot (10m). Ryan came in second.

Phillipa Robertson (11.5m) made it a double sprint success for Hawick by doing the business in the youths’ 90m handicap.

A stylish young runner, 15-year-old Robertson said of her victory: “I’ve been trying hard to get a win during the season and I’ve managed to get one at last and I’m very pleased.”