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2016 Line Up for the Race roond the Toon

This year's Race Roond the Toon was extremely well supported with both lassies and laddies directly from attendance at the Callant's Ball taking part. The winner, ex-Callant Ryan Miller is pictured fourth from the right in the line-up. Second place was taken by Joanne Gilfillan, pictured second from the left in the blue ball gown. Matthew Wilson standing to the right of the winner managed to secure third place.
First Prize of £250 Second Prize of £50 Third Prize of £30
  Jacqueline McAulay Colin Gibson Lynn and Albert Straker
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Scratch Man Tears Down the Track Like a Tornado

The 110 metres Jedforest Sprint Final provided a sensational climax to the 163rd meeting of Jedburgh Border Games. Never has a scratch man won the the big sprint since Barney Ewell's triumphant record win in 1950, when the Yankee Olympic star recorded a time equivalent to 11.36 seconds over the 110 metres distance. This year's winner, Cameron Tindle however, was able to smash the American's win in a sensational 11.33 seconds new time record.


Berwick's Cameron Tindle wearing the number one red bib on the extreme left of the photograph tears down the field from the scratch mark to overhaul the entire competition and claim the big purse for the Jedforest Sprint Handicap in a sensational time of 11.33 seconds. Never since the American star Barney Ewell's celebrated win in 1950 has a finish of this proportion been recorded.

The hour of 6.00am chimed on a slightly damp but dry morning to usher in Games Day 2016. As usual the Market Place was well attended with the usual regular cannon attending enthusiasts, with Ball goers, the callant's entourage and Games officials. The ceremony began when callant Gary Hogg fired the first cannon as the town clock struck 6.00am to start the commencement of a day of sport . The traditional celebrations continued when the Jedforest Instrumental Band marched through the Square while striking up a merry tune, with Wulllie Russell giving it laldy on the big bass drum. The second cannon was fired by callant Hogg's older sister Vicky, who was here from New Zealand to witness her wee brother Gary's term as Jethart Callant. Cannon number three was fired by Billy Lunn, who had also returned to visit Jethart from New Zealand after having left for a life of retirement down under some years ago. The fourth gun which was the signal to start the Race Round the Town was fired by Paul Cook who had returned to Jethart from Thailand, without partner, but she was expected to join him here in a week or two.
Representing the Tweed Leader Jed Track club, Cameron Tindle from Berwick rose to the occasion from the scratch mark to triumph in the main event of the day, the 110 metres Jedsprint Open Handicap and win the £3,000 first prize. Prior to this however, the east coast teenager had already excelled by cruising to a highly convincing win in the 100 metres Sprint Championship earlier in the day where all runners bidding for title glory ran from the scratch mark. In this earlier event, Tindle clocked up a winning time of 10.90 seconds. Coached by Bruce Scott and Henry Gray, Tindle then switched his sights to the big Sprint Handicap. The eighteen year old youngster surged to a heat win in 11.53 seconds, before earning a place in the final with a cross-tie victory of 11.69 seconds. Lining up against Hawick Sprint Club pair Leon Ali and Craig Bruce, both running off 10 metres as well asConnor Gillan of Kelso off 8 metres, Cameron Grieve also from the TLJT school starting from 10 metres and Corey Wilson from Hawick, running off 13 metres. Tindle had a lot of competition here to outdo in order to gain the honours in the final. Recently selected for the British side that will compete in future World Junior Championships, Tindle however overtook the entire field in full stride. Thanks to a phenomenal piece of running that had the Riverside Park crowd buzzing, Tindle stormed through the tape in 11.33 seconds which was the quickest time of the event. Craig Bruce took second place and Leon Ali third.
JBG President Andrew Gillan congratulates this year's Jedforest 110 metres Sprint Champion, Cameron Tindle from Berwick-on- Tweed.. The youngster who is showing great form at the moment, is aspiring to run at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. We wish him all the very best in his future success.
Former New Year sprint winner Tindle said of his Jedburgh triumph, "I'm just thrilled to have won a race as big as this. I have been focusing on 200 metres recently and wasn't sure how I would do in the sprint. Things went great for me in my heat and cross-tie, but the final was anybody's since I knew I had a great deal to do to catch the guys in front of me. About 40 metres from the finish I felt I was going to do it as I had put my running in." Dylan Ali of Hawick Sprint Club chalked up a scratch win in the 400 metres Handicap. Looking the part from the moment the starting gun was fired, Ali powered home on a rain soaked track in 49.80 seconds from Charlie Carstairs of Lasswade who took second place and Lea Stephenson from Hexham who came in third. Ali's winning day was not finished though. Running from a mark of 2 metres, he pulled out the stops again in the 100 metres Invitation Sprint Handicap in 10.95 seconds. Jedburgh's own Jack Amos also recorded an excellent double. The young fifteen year old did himself and the town proud when coming out on top in the 800 metres and 1500 metres Youths Handicap. Coached by Brian 'Chico' Woods, long striding Amos running off 75 metres firstly delighted the home support when emerging a convincing victor of the half mile in 2 minutes 00.21 seconds. A hot race, ensued for second place taken by Erin Clarkson of TLJT who ran from a handicap of 285 metres and Elle Cooper running for Jed AC who came home third from the 240 metre mark. In the Mile Youths Handicap, Amos starred again by crossing the winning line in 4 minutes and 31.58 seconds from a 55 metres start. Olivia Rodden of Jed AC came in second from a 345 metres start, followed by Craig Angus from Moorfoot in third position who started from 130 metres. Notching up doubles in his home town is nothing new to Amos though. "That's the third time in three years that I have managed to win the same two races at the Jed Games, and I am really chuffed," he said. Border youngsters more than made their mark in the many youths events this year.I was speaking to Willie Henderson as the runners took their marks.



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