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Over the weekend a large contingent from Chirnside took part in the Edinburgh Marathon festival. In glorious sunshine on Saturday eight juniors in total took part in their respective races. In the 1.5k race two sets of brothers, Jack and Charlie Jones and Daniel and Harris Ross all ran well finishing in the top half of a large field. In the 3k 11-14 years race four boys finished in the top 30 despite being some of the youngest runners in the field. Rory Williams was fourth in 10.48, Jamie Kinghorn was 9th in 11.24, Ben Reynolds was 13th in 11.55 and Andrew Duff was 29th in 12.40. Then in the 10k making his debut was Steve Kennedy who thoroughly enjoyed his run breaking 68 minutes. On Sunday it was an early start for the runners with 5 taking part in the half marathon and three running the full marathon. In the half George McMullan was first home for the Chasers in just over 1hr 32. Running new personal bests was Mandy Patterson in 2hrs 12, Nicola Williams 2hrs 17, Stevie Dickson 2hrs 19 and Claire Duff 2hrs 20. Then in the full 26 mile race Stevie Ross ran a new PB in 3hrs 49, Brenda Dixon completed the course in 4hrs 48 and Leeann Ross ran it in 4hrs 33. A fantastic effort from all the Chirnside Chasers runners over the weekend.