Kelso Games Sunday 2nd July 2017

3rd July 2017

Marion Bell presents Matthew Beaton with the Cup

Sophie Elder winner of the 200m Open

Sophie and Matthew Take Silver at Kelso


The Border Athletics circuit moved to Poynder Park today for the latest Border Games Handicapped event.  Again it was great to see so many blue and white TLJT vests take to the grass track.

Lots of second places went our way today with some very close finishes.  In the sprints, despite showing great determination, both Angus Bryce and Samantha Dagg had to be content with seconds.


While in the Youth 800m, newcomer Ami-LeaTemple came  tantalisingly close but was just edged out on the line by Thomas MacAskill of Hawick.


Congratulations to our winners Matthew Beaton and Sophie Elder.

Matthew won his heat in style and then from a mark of 20m took the Youth 9-12 years Final  in 11.12 seconds.

Coach Jock Steede with Matthew Beaton

Sophie was the star of the 200m Open winning from 40m in a time of  22.05 seconds.  For full results from Kelso go to

And so next week to Jedburgh’s Riverside for the 164th running of the Jedburgh Border Games.