Wednesday 29th March 2017 OPEN SESSION
News / 21st March 2017

Here at Tweed Leader Jed Track Athletics Club we are keen to promote participation in athletics at all levels. To this end we are planning an open ‘Come and Try’ session to attract new members. Tweed Leader Jed Track – Open Come and Try Session Wednesday 29th March 2017 6-7pm Tweedbank Sports Complex, Tweedbank Industrial Estate, Tweedbank, Galashiels TD1 3RS Everyone from the age of 7 is welcome to come and try run, jump and throw activities with our coaching team.  Refreshments available for parents and supporters. Keep up to date using our Facebook page TLJT Athletics or Twitter feed or email tljtathletics@gmail.com For EXISTING MEMBERS it’s the opportunity to renew your membership, order new club kit and bring a friend to try out our activities!

Our Indoor Scottish Masters
News / 21st March 2017

Two of the club coaches had medal success recently on the indoor track scene. John Steede and Tommy Finkle were in action at the Scottish Athletics Masters Indoor Champs at Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Both athletes combine their own training with coaching and their dedication paid off bringing two golds and a sliver back to Jedburgh. Tommy Finkle won gold in the M50 category of both the 60 metres and the 200 metres.  John Steede won silver in the 60 metres M75 category.  John is currently lying third in the UK rankings for his age while Tommy is seventh in the 60 metres indoor and third for the 200 metres. Pictured below are head coach Bruce Scott with John Steede and Tommy Finkle. Thanks to Sharon Toni for the photo.

Borders XC
News / 21st March 2017

Congratulations to our athletes who completed the Borders XC series this winter. The seven races are run over a challenging terrain of muddy fields, forest tracks, hills and sand dunes, with the occasional burn crossing thrown in.  Runners have to complete 4 out of 7 races to feature in the final standings for category prizes.  This season events were held at Lauder, Galashiels, Chirnside, Peebles, Spittal, Paxton House and Dunbar. After the final points had been tallied the three TLJT athletes who completed the series were all placed in their categories. Kirsty Rankine 2nd F8-9, Sarah Davenport 3rd F14-15 & Fraser Gorvett 1st M16-17. Thanks to all host clubs for another great XC season.

Update on the Indoor Season
News / 24th February 2017

Indoor Season 2016/17 Just when winter is at its darkest and the freezing temperatures send our sprinters to huddle in the equipment sheds at Tweedbank and Jed, out comes the Indoor Season to brighten our winter days. And it has been under those bright lights that our athletes have been shining this winter with a host of PBs over a range of track and field events. Indoor Meetings Glasgow Yuletide Open Meeting 27 th December 2016 Scottish National Open 14th January 2017 Scottish Athletics Indoor League          21st January 2017 Scottish National U17 / Senior Championships 28th January 2017 Rotary International Scottish Schools AA Championships 1st February 2017 Scottish University & College Athletics Championships 4th February 2017 Scottish National U13 / U15 / U20 Championships 12th February 2017 BUCS Nationals Sheffield 17-19th February 2017 North Lanarkshire Leisure Graded Open 18th February 2017   Athletes Cameron Tindle       U20 M 60m 200m Emily Dagg             U20 W 60M Cameron Caldwell   U20 M 60m 200m Laura Munro           U17 W 60 m 200m Christie Rout          U17 W 60 m 200m Angus Bryce            U17 M 60m 200m 400m Scott Tindle            U17 M 800m Sarah Davenport     U17…

Fraser Qualifies for English Schools
News / 18th February 2017

Middle distance athlete Fraser Gorvett traveled to Cumbria recently to take part in the North of England Inter Counties Schools XC.   He ran in the 7.1K cross country race for Senior Boys. Fraser came 23rd in a field of over 50 runners and in doing so was 3rd in his county of Northumberland.  This means that he qualifies for the National English Schools at the Norfolk County Showground, Norwich in March. Best of luck Fraser!    

Safeguarding Children – advice from Scottish Athletics
News / 18th February 2017

All child protection documents and procedures: http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Safeguarding-children-Welfare-Policy-2013.-Board-Approveddoc.pdf http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/governance/welfare-and-safeguarding/

The 148th New Year Sprint
News / 3rd January 2017

TLJT had a strong showing of athletes at the 148th New Year Sprint events. The preliminaries were held at Meadowmill track on Friday 30th December 2016. It was a day of grim weather by all accounts, where athletes and supporters alike had gusts of icy wind to contend with. Brogan Beattie qualified for the final of the 90 m Youth’s Handicap finishing 5th and also the 200 m Youth’s Under 13 final where she was second. Angus Bryce was a finalist in Youth’s 200 m Under 16 and came 5th. The main event on the card is of course the 110 m Sprint Handicap with its £4000 prize. Last year’s 110 m Sprint winner, Jaz Tomlinson qualified for the cross ties, alongside Emily Dagg, Cameron Caldwell and Angus Johnstone. Roll on Sunday 1st January 2017 at Musselburgh Racecourse where the cross-ties and final took place. The coveted prize was won by Greg Kelly of East Kilbride AC with TLJT athletes in 3rd and 4th positions. Cameron and Emily had both progressed from the cross-ties to the final held in front of a large crowd and featured on Channel 4’s TV coverage of the horse racing event. Coach Bruce Scott explains…

Christmas Party 2016
News / 3rd January 2017

Big thanks to Kayley and Clarke for organising a Christmas party for our junior members! Team games were very competitive!  

Jaz and Lee at Scottish Highland Games Awards
News / 18th December 2016

TLJT are proud to report that two of their senior athletes were recognised by the Scottish Highland Games Association at their annual presentation night recently. Jaz Tomlinson won the Outstanding Female Achievement award for her record breaking win at the New Year Sprint Handicap back in January. Lee Goodfellow won the Open Sprint League following his wins in the 200 m at Ceres, Alva, Rosneath, Perth, Luss and Birnam. He was also runner up in the 90 metres at Birnam, Perth and Mull. The league clincher came in late August with victory in the 90 metres at the Argyleshire Games at Oban.  

Scottish Athletics Under 20 Young Athlete of the Year 2016
News / 18th December 2016

TLJT Athletics club were represented at the Scottish Athletics annual awards ceremony at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel in October. Earlston based coach Bruce Scott was there to see his athlete Cameron Tindle of Berwick awarded Under 20 Young Athlete of the year. Eighteen year old Cameron has shown that he can perform consistently at international level. He reached the final of the World Junior Athletics Championships 200m by producing two life time bests.   He clocked 20.82 in the heat and 20.71 in his semi final.  Cameron finished 7thin the final from lane two. Earlier in the year Cameron broke the Scottish Senior 200m indoor record and reached the final of the British Senior championships. He currently holds both Junior and Senior Scottish indoor records and sits 5th in the all time Senior 200m lists. Coaches Bruce Scott and Henry Gray were delighted that Cameron received this prestigious accolade. Scott commented “Awards at this level are a product of recognition of major achievement. What Cameron has achieved as a first year junior is remarkable. We hope that this award will help drive Cameron on to even better things in the coming years.” Cameron and his coaching team have their sights set…