Chirnside runner takes the honors at Earlston Border Games
Over the weekend Chirnside Chasers were out in force. First up on Saturday morning four athletes travelled to Livingston for the second round of the Throws Grand Prix. All four athletes managed a peronal best with Archie Fuller throwing a new PB of 7.98 in the shot put (4th best throw in Scotland). In the javelin Ben Evans threw 25.9 (PB), Harry Fuller 21.9 (PB) and Archie just missed his best with a throw of 19.9. Meanwhile Keira Waddell continued her fine form after beating a 30 year old school record during the week she made the trip to Livingston where she threw a new PB of 34.49, which is the best throw for her age in Scotland and takes her back up to the top of the rankings.
Later that afternoon it was the first event on the Border Games summer series took place in Earlston. Starting off a tremendous day was Daniel Ross who finished 2nd in the 800m youth handicap. Also placing in the race was Josh Abbott who finished 6th. In the 1600m youth handicap Rory Williams, competing in his first games for nearly two years, ran a great race catching the field with a perfectly timed race, only beaten by half a stride at the finish for 2nd place. Also placed in the same race were Isla Taylor and Charlie Jones. Highlight of the day was a brilliant sprint performance by Joey Brown in the 90m youth event. Joey won his heat in a blistering time and reached the final with the fastest time. In the final itself Joey ran a perfect race taking the tape and the title for his first win of the season. Also running for Chirnside gaining valuable experience was Robert Derries, Harris Ross and Kyle Taylor.image