Bumper Weekend of Wins for TLJT 23rd, 24th, 25th June 2017
News / 2nd July 2017

Abby Munro, Laura Munro and Kacey Taitt all produced fine wins for the club over the weekend of 23rd, 24th and 25th June.   Friday night saw them travel to Meggetland for the City of Edinburgh Running Festival. Eleven year old Abby Munro won the Youth B 200m.  Her elder sister Laura made history when she became the first ever female winner of the main event on the card, the 110m Open Handicap.  Earlier in the evening Laura had also won the Ladies 110m Sprint.   Also at Meggetland, sixteen year old Scott Tindle took victory in the Youth 400m Handicap.   For full results from CERF click here http://www.cerf.org.uk/2017-results/   At Ceres Highland Games on Saturday Tommy Finkle won the 90m Open.   For results follow: http://shga.co.uk/results/2017/   At Peebles Games on Sunday, twelve year old Kacey Taitt made it a hat-trick of female wins for the club and also her own hat-trick taking the Youth’s B 90m handicap for the third year in a row.   Greg Turnbull won the main sprint at Peebles.   Lots of other TLJT athletes of all ages competed over the weekend, well done to all of you turning out in the blue and white.

Cameron Tindle out for the season
News / 2nd July 2017

We got news earlier in the week that Cameron Tindle will not be able to take up his place in Germany.  Unfortunately, due to illness he is out for possibly the rest of the season. We wish Cameron a speedy recovery and hope to see him return to training again in the not too distant future.

Cameron set for Germany
News / 25th June 2017

It was announced on Wednesday that Cameron is selected for GB to run at the Mannheim International match in Germany on July 1st and 2nd. This gives him another opportunity to gain the qualifying standard for the Euro U20s in Italy later in the month.  See the link below:   Eight Scots selected for Euro Age Groups  

Cameron Comes Close in Bedford – Sunday 19th June 2017
News / 19th June 2017

Cameron Tindle traveled to Bedford at the weekend accompanied by Bruce Scott. His mission was to gain a top two placing in the England under 20 200m championship. This would gain Cameron automatic selection and his seat on the plane traveling to Italy to compete in the European Junior championships. The task was always going to be difficult as the heats, semis and final were timetabled within the space of four hours. Temperatures were 29c during the heats and 32c for the final. Cameron was up against the best of British talent. Rommel Glave won the 100m the previous day with the second fastest junior time ever recorded (10.21). In the final Cameron acquitted himself very well. Less than one metre separated 1st to 4th. Cameron was in the front coming off the bend but was unable to hold his position despite holding his form very well. He finished in fourth position as Rommel Glave took the win in 21.08. Cameron’s time of 21.20 equaled that of Nick Stewart in third position, separated only by thousandths of a second. Second was Toby Harries in 21.18. Afterwards Bruce commented; “Cameron will now have to wait and see if he is selected…

Emily Sets the Standard at Selkirk Games 17th June 2017
News / 19th June 2017

It was sun all the way on Saturday at Philiphaugh for the latest meeting of Border Athletics. Competitors and supporters had to reach for the sun hats and sun cream as the temperature soared.  However our female athletes kept their cool and brought home four wins.   Emily Dagg was first to the tape in the opening event of the day, taking the 110 m BA Ladies Handicap in style. Not content with that Emily then won Heat 6 of the hotly contested 110m Open Sprint Handicap.  Again TLJT were well represented in the cross-ties with 5 out of 18 athletes. Those were; Emily, Cameron Caldwell, Greg Turnbull, Angus Johnston and Tommy Finkle. Emily was first in her Cross-Tie in a time of 11:54, Cameron was first in his in 11:55 with Greg second and Tommy had a close call in Cross-Tie 3 coming 2nd after a photo finish.   Meanwhile Samantha Dagg won her Youth B 90m heat and then took the tape in the final to secure another win in what is turning out to be a great season for the 12 year old. Also successful was Caris Brus who has bravely taken on her first season in…

Hawick Games Sunday 11th June 2017
News / 16th June 2017

                  A great day at Hawick Games for our athletes, congratulations to the following winners; Scott Tindle- Youths 400m Kacey Taitt- Youth B 200m sprint and well done also to Brogan Beattie and Fraser Rout- 2nd & 3rd Finn Douglas- Youth A (13-16) 90m sprint Sam Johnston- Youths 800m and well done also to Erin Clarkston 3rd Emily Dagg was the runner up in the 110m Handicap and if you missed all the action and the rain, follow the youtube link below to watch the finals courtesy of Keith Simpson.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nUBiTRpn88

Earlston Games Saturday 3rd June 2017
News / 5th June 2017

Competitors and supporters enjoyed a sunny afternoon in Earlston as the Border Games season got into full swing. It was great to see so many TLJT vests and most encouraging to see new athletes competing for the first time. A warm welcome back was also extended to those returning after lengthy injuries. There were some fine performances from many TLJT athletes with eight club vests in the eighteen who went forward to the cross ties of the main event of the day, the 90m Handicap. They were: Craig Smith, Emily Dagg, Angus Johnstone, Daniel Patterson, Cameron Caldwell, Tommy Finkle, Greg Turnbull and Mhairi Henderson.  Emily Dagg and Greg Turnbull progressed to the final where Emily was declared 2nd to Daniel Elliot of Hawick after a photofinish. TLJT winners were: Kacey Taitt 90m Confined Brogan Beattie Youths 90m Samantha Dagg Youths 200m B, Laura Munro 90m Ladies Tommy Finkle 90m Veterans Dylan Murray Matthew’s Race (Gavin Maule 2nd)      

Cameron Qualifies for U20 Euro Juniors
News / 22nd May 2017

Sunday 21st May 2017 Cameron Tindle was  competing at Loughborough International Match today in the GB Juniors vest. His selection saw him race in the 4 x 100 relay and then the Men’s 200m. The GB Juniors were fourth in the relay in an impressive 39.94. A few hours later Cameron was heading out in the sunshine alongside Richard Kilty to take on the 200m. He ran an impressive race against a very strong men’s field to come 3rd in a time of 21.10, Kilty taking the win in 20.77. For Cameron this means that he has dipped into the qualifying time of 21.75  to put himself in the frame for the European Athletics Under 20 Championships to be held in Italy in July. For a full match report from the Scottish perspective follow the link below: Loughborough International 2017  

TLJT at Team Borders
News / 21st May 2017

TLJT coaches are delighted that several of their young athletes have been selected to compete for Team Borders this summer.  Team Borders is an athletics team made up of U11, U12, U13 , U15 and U17 athletes from the Scottish Borders.  They compete in track  & field events in the summer months in the Forth Valley League (U11, U12, U13 and U15) and in the winter in cross country in the East XC League (includes U17). Team Borders were Forth Valley League Division 1 Champions in 2015 and 2016. It is a great format to bring on our athletes and give them experience of track events under Scottish Athletics rules. The first match was held at Livingston on 29th April which saw Sammy Dagg win the U13 girls 100m A string, with Kacey Taitt 2nd in the B string. Also competing was Grace McWhinnie who was 5th in U11 girls 100m and also took part in the long jump. Team Borders were lying joint second place with Dunfermline after the first match. Match 2 was held on Saturday 20th May at Meadowbank For a link to more information and results head to the Team Borders Facebook page, where there are…

East Districts Championships
News / 21st May 2017

TLJT at East Districts East Districts is a Scottish Athletics annual event which allows athletes to compete on the track against those of the same age. It was held at Grangemouth on the evening of Friday 12th May and Saturday 13th May. Six of our TLJT athletes were competing on the Friday evening.  By all accounts it was a rather chilly evening but nevertheless there were medals and PBs in the air! Full report by Scottish Athletics can be found here http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/district-champs-review-2/ In U13 Girls 200m we had Kacey Taitt and Samantha Dagg; Sammy came 2nd in her heat in a time of 29.30 to qualify for the final with Kacey narrowly missing out on qualifying. Sammy went on to run 29.37 and come 5th in the final run at 9pm. A long day for all concerned! Brogan Beattie was next up, coming 5th in her 200m U15 girl’s heat in a time of 29.20.  The women’s U17 200m was a straight final where Christie Rout narrowly missed out on a medal coming 4th in a time of 27.16. Our only U20 male on the night was Angus Johnston who ran in the 200m, Angus is combining his athletics training…