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Jedburgh Border Games President Kennie Hogg and Treasurer John Steede welcome Athletics trainer Bob Inglis with ex-Rangers and Scotland football star Willie Henderson to a day at the races. Bob and Willie were on hand to witness the last leg of the five staged 110metres Novice Handicap Sprint in memory of Willie's late daughter Michelle who had been trained by Bob.
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The President and Committe of Jedburgh Border Games would like to thank all Sponsors, Caterers, Assistants and helpers who contributed to the success of the 2015 Sports day. A special thanks to Jedforest Rugby Club for the use of their Ground and facilities at Riverside Park, and to Paul Cranston for all his efforts to keep the ground in prime condition.
With thanks also to Mike Scott and Allan Porterfield for their photographic contributons to this web page.xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxKennie Hogg (President for Jedburgh Border Games)

WINNERS OF THE 2013 JEDFOREST SPRINT PRIZE DRAW
First Prize of £250 Second Prize of £50 Third Prize of £30
  Cora Smith Jackie Laidlaw Rob Hislop
  20, Allerley Crescent Crailing Hawick
       
 

Local Jed Legion Footballer Marshall takes the Big Honours

This year's 110 metres Jedforest Sprint Final had all the ingredients of a thrilling climax at the conclusion of the 162nd meeting of Jedburgh Border Games. After two false starts, the hometown boy Terry Marshall was cheered on by a big local support to a clear win and the first prize of £3,000 in a time of 11.50 seconds.

 
 

Cheered on by a home town crowd,Jed Legion footballer Terry Marshall stormed home to a clear win to lift the £3,000 first prize in the 110 metres Jedforest Sprint Handicap. After two false starts which saw Hawick finalists Corey Wilson running off 12 metres and Gordon McPherson off 13 metres both pulled by a metre, the final got under way and was won by 27 year old Jedburgh man, Marshall in a winning time of 11.50 seconds

After a cold wet night of rain, a dry dawn broke to usher in Games Day 2015. As usual the Market Place was crowded with Ball goers, a number of regular cannon firing enthusiasts, the callant's entourage and Games officials. The traditional ceremony began with callant Grant Raeburn firing the first cannon as the town clock struck 6.00am to start commencement of a day of sport . The celebrations continued as the Jedforest Instrumental Band marched through the Square while striking up a merry tune.
The second cannon was fired by ex-pat Neil McIlroy who left Jethart in 1996 to reside at Clermont in France. Cannon number three was fired by Joyce Twig, who was back in town from Melbourne, Australia after a number of years away, and the fourth gun which was the signal to start the Race Round the Town was fired by Carly Frater and her boyfriend who had returned to visit Jethart from Canberra, Australia after having left us for a new life down under some four years ago. The Race round the town was hotly contested this year, and won by Clark Scott, who had attended the Ball and had to borrow a pair of shoes to run in. Chico was heard to comment "Ah've never won the race roond the toon afore, but at least ma trainers won this year." The first ball attendee to cross the line was Scott Robson and the first female ball attendee to finish was Carly Raeburn.
Jed Legion footballer Terry Marshallnetted his first goal in the historic Jedforest 110 metres Sprint Handicap by soaring to victory in his heat in a time of 11.50 seconds. Competing under the banner of T.L.J.T. and coached by John Steede, 27 year old Marshall, running from a mark of 9 metres recorded another winning time of 11.56 seconds in his cross-tie. Marshall now found himself in the final with Hawick foursome Gordon McPherson running off 13 metres, Corey Wilson off 12 metres, Ross Anderson off 9 metres and David Lauder off 13 metres, plus Conor Headley from Bedlington who was running off the 7 metres mark. After two false starts, which saw Wilson and McPherson pulled by a metre, then the final got under way. I was speaking to
 
Willie Henderson presents Darcy Graham from Hawick with the winning prize of £200 as the outright winner of the fifth and final leg of the Memorial Novice 110 metres Sprint Handicap Series. This event was sponsored by Bob Inglis towards the charitable trust set up by Willie for providing hospitals with medical equipment in the continuing fight against cancer.  
Willie Henderson as the runners took their marks. "Who do you fancy for the win?" he asked me. Regretfully, I hadn't been following the form up till then, but new that it was going to be a humdinger of a final. The atmosphere was electric after the two false starts. "I fancy number two", he told me. I was quite interested to know what he based his wager on, but didn't have time to pose the question. Cheered on by big local support, the hometown boy stormed to a clear win to lift the £3,000 first prize in 11.50 seconds. Hedley came in second and Anderson third. It was Marshall who was wearing the number two bib. You and me could make a fortune Willie if you told me what your formula was! After receiving congratulations from well-wishers, Marshall said, "I am completely overwhelmed and just can't believe I have won the Jedforest Sprint. I ran as a youth and packed it in to play football. I only returned to running at the Games last season, so to have won something like this is just brilliant. The crowd helped me a lot, especially those on the banking, as I could hear them cheering me on."
Youngster Jack Amos also shone for the burgh town in pulling off an excellent double. Coached by Brian 'Chico' Woods, 14 year old Amos first tasted victory in the morning session by emerging victorious in the Youths 800 metres Handicap. Come the afternoon, Amos did it all again in pulling out the stops for a second time with a top notch run to take the honours in the Youths 1500 metres Handicap. Hawick's Dylan Ali got himself into the winning frame twice as well. In-form Ali, who has had a tremendous season, having notched up sprint victories at Hawick and Selkirk Games as well as a one lap handicap success at Peebles Beltane Sports, began by blitzing home in the 100 metres Border Athletics Sprint Championship in a time of 10.94 seconds from scratch. Twenty year old Ali was far from finished though. A member of the Hawick Sprint Club, and trained by Che Campbell, Ali gave a powerhouse show in the 400 metres Handicap. Competing from a back mark spot, Ali blasted his way through the field to emerge a very convincing winner in 54.66 seconds. Scottish under 18 Rugby internatiolist, Darcy Graham of Hawick, emerged an impressive winner of the 110 metres Novice Sprint. Strong running Graham from the David Grieve running stable cloked up a winning time of 12.44 seconds.
Veteran David Hush also did the business for the Grieve school and Hawick in the 200 metres Handicap. Starting from a mark of 41 metres, the evergreen Hush won his heat in a time of 22.15 seconds. In the final, Hush excelled once more to gain the honours in 21.83 seconds. Jedburgh's Jenna Gillan, a recent winner of the City of Edinburgh Running Festival 200 metres Handicap finished second from a mark of 42 metres. Jethart's own Tommy Finkle, who has been hitting tracks on the Games scene for many years, came out on top of the Veterans 90 metres HAndicap. Representing the T.L.J.T Club, Finkle won the final in 10.56 seconds from a mark of 4 metres. Borderes pair Geoff Keen from Selkirk running off 2 metres and David McKay of Kelso off 3 metres
 
  Hawick man David Hush rolls in to win the 200 metres Open Handicap in a time of 41 minutes and 2 seconds, from a mark of 41 metresclosely followed by Jedburgh's Jenna Gillan of TLJT running off 42 metres and wearing the number 5 bib who took second place anwith C. Sowerby from Seaton close behind who took third position.
came in second and third. Grant Kennedy of Auchterarder running off 55 metres came in third in his heat in the 800 metres Handicap. Due to the first three qualifying, Kennedy found himself in the final. This time around Kennedy delivered the goods to the full by producing the winning run in a time of 10.2 and 0.72 seconds. Comeback man Wayne McIntosh of Kelso, running from a mark of 125 metres gave a splendid account of himself in winning the 1500 metres Handicap. Making his first track appearance for two years, 40 year old McIntosh showed the field a clean pair of heels with a great run from start to finish to break the tape in 4minutes 12.47 seconds. McIntosh who is coached by the highly knowledgeable Adie Gray said, "Although I hadn't ran at the Games for a while, I have been training very hard. I was fit enough but didn't know if I would be good enough to do anything, so I just went out there and gave my best and managed to get a win."
Kieran Reilly from Lasswade buzzed to victory in the 100 metres Invitation Sprint which had a quality field. The winning time was 10.90 seconds. Ten year old Nicky Sutherland of Hawick, a beaten finalist in nine events during the season got the win she deserved from a mark of 27 metres by triumphing in the junior 90 metres Handicap. Ryan McIvor from Edinburgh, running off 9 metres was the victor of the Youths 90 metres Handicap. Matthew Beaton representing T.J.L.T, a very promising nine year old showed great potential in taking pride of place in the Youths 200 metres Handicap. Rhianna Sterricks of Leithenburn running off 29 metres, whose father Mark won the Jedburgh Youths Sprint a good number of years back, emerged the victor of the Youths 200 metres Handicap.

 

 

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