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Although there was no formal Jedforest Sprint during the early years of the 1850's and 60's, prizes were already being donated to the Games from Jedburgh exiles who had emigrated and found wealth and prosperity overseas in the Dominions and in the Americas. The origin of the Jedforest Sprint was a flat handicap open race of 150 yards, introduced to the Games events as the Glasgow Cup in 1871. The handsome purse for the winner then stood at 3, and was donated by Jedburgh lads working on the shipyards of the Clyde, who were probably earning a comfortable wage at that time. This event continued for a number of years with the prize increasing to 7 for the winner at the turn of the century, when it became known as the Glasgow Prize, after the distance was reduced to 120 yards during 1887. At the Games Jubilee Year of 1903, this sprint became known as The Tyneside Prize, a title that had in previous years, been associated with a wrestling event. Once again, the purse was provided by Jedburgh lads working in the shipyards of Tyneside and Sunderland. For the Games of 1911 the event was advertised as The Coronation Handicap with the prize money then increased to 10 for the winner. The following year of 1912 heralded the first use of the title, The Jedforest Handicap, which continued until the Games were abandoned during the Great War. The next gathering in the year 1919 saw the event hailed as the Victory Handicap, and from 1920 was continued until present as the Jedforest Handicap, with the prize money during that particular year being reduced to 140 shillings. The Original Glasgow Cup was finally presented as a trophy to the winner of the 90m Youths Open event in 2003, and has now been withdrawn as a competitive prize, to be viewed by all at The Castle Jail Museum in Jedburgh.


YEAR WINNER MARK TIME
2017 Drew Bryson, Hawick 28½ mtrs. 11.41 secs
2016 Cameron Tindle, Berwick SCRATCH 11.33 secs
2015 Terry Marshall, Jedburgh 9 mtrs. 11.50 secs
2014 Craig Gillan, Jedburgh 7 mtrs. 11.43 secs
2013 James Parker , Hawick 5 mtrs. 11.72 secs.
2012 Keiran Kivlin , Edinburgh A.C. 4½ mtrs. 11.62 secs.
2011 Connor Hedley, Ellington 12 mtrs. 11.35 secs.
2010 Amy Clancy, Peebles 17½ mtrs. 11.55 secs.
2009 I. Barskanmay , Hawick 7½ mtrs. 11.15 secs.
2008 C. Bruce , Selkirk 10½ mtrs. 11.81 secs.

2007

Turnbull, Jedburgh/Paxton, Hawick

Dead Heat

11.26 secs.

2006

S. Charters, Dolphinton

4 mtrs.

11.72 secs.

2005

S. Elliot, Jedburgh

13½ mtrs.

11.53 secs.

2004

Karen Cochrane, Jedburgh

17 mtrs.

11.80 secs.

2003 C. Telford, Border Harriers 2½ mtrs. 11.59 secs.
2002 C. Cochrane, Jedburgh 2½ mtrs. 11.67 secs.
2001 D. Moffat, Jedburgh 12 mtrs. 11.58 secs.
2000 S. Elliot, Jedburgh 14½ mtrs. 11.50 secs.
1999 M. Yule, Jedburgh 9½ mtrs. 11.60 secs.
1998 T. Finkle, Jedburgh 6 mtrs. 11.33 secs.
1997 K. Stewart, Scottish Borders 5 mtrs. 11.12 secs.
1996 R. McKay, Edinburgh 7 ¼ mtrs. 11.22 secs.
1995 K. Williams, Cardiff ½ mtr. 11.40 secs.
1994 S. Duncan, Dalkeith 5 mtrs. 11.30 secs.
1993 C. Bruce, Selkirk 7 mtrs. 11.20 secs.
1992 G. Keen, Selkirk 5 mtrs. 11.52 secs.
1991 B. McGurk, Lochgelly 10 mtrs. 11.17 secs.
1990 R. Carson, Kinglassie 7½ mtrs. 11.25 secs.
1989 S. Duncan, Dalkeith 6½ mtrs. 11.55 secs.
1988 A. Crawford, Annan 7½ mtrs. 11.27 secs.
1987 A. Watt, Wallsend 8 mtrs. 11.47 secs.
1986 H. Hogg, Jedburgh 7½ mtrs. 11.36 secs.
1985 N. Thomson, Innerleithen 7½ mtrs. 11.40 secs.
1984 R. Weir, Hawick 8 mtrs. 11.31 secs.
1983 G. D. Wilson, Galashiels 9 mtrs. 11.56 secs.
1982 B. Scott, Earlston 9 mtrs. 11.39 secs.
1981 R. W. Burrell, Penrith 11 mtrs. 11.60 secs.
1980 P.Dods, Galashiels 7 mtrs. 11.31 secs.
1979 N. Burrell, Jedburgh 8½ mtrs. 11.58 secs.
1978 B. Armstrong, Newbiggin 10½ mtrs. 11.04 secs.
1977 C. Wrightson, Cramlington 8½ mtrs. 11.67 secs.
1976 G. D. Beaumont, Darlington 5 mtrs. 11.35 secs.
1975 G. Woods, Chirnside 13 mtrs. 11.16 secs.
1974 J. Whiteford, Innerleithen 10 mtrs. 11.25 secs.
1973 D. Anderson, Earlston 7½ mtrs. 11.78 secs.

IMPERIAL TO METRIC CONVERSION

Until 1972 the Jedforest Handicap Sprint was a 120 yds Open Invitation Race. From 1973, due to the conversion of units of measure to comply with EEC regulations the event was changed to the 110 metres Open Invitation Sprint.

 

YEAR

WINNER

MARK

TIME

1972 J. B. Steede, Jedburgh 5½ yards 11.32 secs.
1971 P. Pye, Sunderland 12 yards 10.83 secs.
1970 J. Bryce, Alva 15 yards 11.15 secs.
1969 A. Scott, Hawick 4½ yards 11.27 secs.
1968 W. Rutherford, Ballingry 4 yards 11.87 secs.
1967 W. Rutherford, Ballingry 8 yards 11.50 secs.
1966 R. Bannon, Jedburgh 10 yards 11.27 secs.
1965 G. Taylor, Sunderland 13 yards 11.07 secs.
1964 W. Robertson, Lochgelly 11 yards 10.95 secs.
1963 J. B. Steede, Jedburgh 9½ yards 11.20 secs.
1962 D. Walker, Edinburgh 4 yards 11.35 secs.
1961 G. Smith, Whitburn 11½ yards 11.10 secs.
1960 D. Frazer, Ashington 6 yards 11.53 secs.
1959 J. T. McAnany, Blyth 6 yards 11.45 secs.
1958 G. B. McLean, Annitford 9½ yards 11.23 secs.
1957 J. Blaikie, Jedburgh 13 yards 11.32 secs.
1956 R. Watson, Lothianburn 16½ yards 11.61 secs.
1955 W. Thomson, Pegswood 8½yards 11.51 secs.
1954 J. Dodds, Newburn 11 yards 11.17 secs.
1953 N. Oliver, Walker 11 yards 11.17 secs.
1952 F. Liddle, Winlaton 9½ yards 11.13 secs.
1951 F. Frank, Galashiels 22 yards 11.33 secs.
1950 Barney Ewell, U.S.A. Scratch 11.37 secs.
1949 D. Robson, Brechin 8½ yards 11.81 secs.
1948 E. Adams, Jedburgh 9½ yards 11.80 secs.
1947 J. Clements, Jedburgh 9½ yards -
1946 D. Roberts, Walkerburn 8½ yards -

WORLD WAR II 1940 ~ 1945

Jedburgh Border Games were cancelled from the years 1940 until 1946 due to the outbreak of World War II, where many prospective athletes had been called into active service for the duration of the war.

 

YEAR

WINNER

MARK

TIME

1939 G. L. Inglis, Walkerburn 11½ yards 11.30 secs.
1938 J. Anderson, Hawick 10½ yards 11.75 secs.
1937 G. Wallace, Carlisle 11 yards 12.00 secs.
1936 W. M. Scott, Galashiels 6½ yards 11.56 secs.
1935 C. Williams, Hawick 15½ yards 11.12 secs.
1934 J. F. McPhillip, Edinburgh 8 yards 11.41 secs.
1933 W. Whitelaw, Duns 11½ yards 11.62 secs.
1932 S. Clarke, Musselburgh 7 yards 11.56 secs.
1931 J. Grant, Haddington 11½ yards 11.37 secs.
1930 J. Gray, Hawick 11 yards -
1929 E. H. Armstrong, Jedburgh 12 yards 11.80 secs.
1928 Gorrie, Jedburgh / Johnston, Selkirk - Dead Heat
1927 W. Hood, Sekirk 12 yards 11.75 secs.
1926 F. Paton, Hawick 15 yards 11.37 secs.
1925 W. Renilson, Jedburgh 13 yards 11.50 secs.
1924 W. Edgar, Hawick 13½ yards 11.27 secs.
1923 J. Blaikie, Jedburgh 15 yards -
1922 C. Norton, Edinburgh 16½ yards -
1921 W. Renilson (W Maitland), Jedburgh 16 yards 11.25 secs.
1920 R. Dodds , Jedburgh 17 yards -
1919 G. Hall , Jedburgh 14½ yards 11.80 secs.

THE GREAT WAR 1915 ~1918

Jedburgh Border Games were cancelled from the years 1915 until 1918 after the outbreak of World War I, where a call to enlist drove most young men to volunteer for active duty for the duration of the war. Many of our local Jethart athletes sadly died at Galipolli and in Flanders fields.

 

YEAR

WINNER

MARK

TIME

1914 G. Kennedy, Ancrum 15½ yards -
1913 E. Oliver, Selkirk 11 yards -
1912 J. M. Graham, Hawick 14½ yards -
1911 C. Coltherd, Jedburgh 14½ yards -
1910 J. Paris, Edinburgh 8 yards -
1909 H. Miller, Jedburgh 18 yards -
1908 D. Gordon, Falkirk 12 yards -
1907 R. Emond, Selkirk 15½ yards -
1906 G. Douglas, Hawick 14 yards -
1905 T. Barrie, Edinburgh 12 yards -
1904 R. Wight, Jedburgh 18 yards -
1903 J. W. Allan, Galashiels 18 yards -
1902 T. Allen, Newcastle 13½ yards -
1901 W. Campbell, Swinton 14 yards -
1900 J. Ferguson, Dundee 10½ yards -
1899 H. Ellis, Jedburgh 17½ yards -
1898 T. Middlemist, Jedburgh 19 yards -
1897 G. McQueen, Wooler 13½ yards -
1896 W. Barnes, Kelso 10½ yards -
1895 R. S. Inglis, Galashiels 12½ yards -
1894 W. Pringle (Late Lillico), Belford 10 yards -
1893 C. Cairncross, Jedburgh 16 yards -
1892 R. Whalan, Hamilton 6½ yards -
1891 David Readdie (D. Elliot), Jedburgh 18 yards -
1890 W. Michie, Jedburgh 17 yards -
1889 D. Dickson, Kelso / T. Lunn, Jedburgh - Dead Heat
1888 Robert Knox, Jedburgh 16 yards -
1887 R. Smail (R. S. Robertson), Jedburgh 16 yards -
1886 John Aitchison, Jedburgh 18 yards -
1885 Thomas Michie, Jedburgh 12 yards -
1884 W. Renilson, Jedburgh 13 yards -
1883 William Ballantyne, Jedburgh 18 yards -
1882 Andrew Miller, Jedburgh 14½ yards -
1881 James Haig, Jedburgh 22 yards -
1880 George Hogg, Ancrum 18 yards -
1879 Robert Knox, Jedburgh 15 yards -
1878 T. Aitken, Walkerburn 6½ yards -
1877 James Mather, Jedburgh 18 yards -
1876 John Dalziel, Dalkeith 15 yards -
1875 T. Aitken, Walkerburn scratch -
1874 Peter Simson, Jedburgh - -
1873 W. Turnbull, Jedburgh - -
1872 W. Turnbull, Jedburgh - -
1871 John Bell, Jedburgh 15 yards -

 

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