Runner Ryan to the fore at Beltane games
Last updated at 14:57, Thursday, 28 June 2012
RYAN Milligan was the only Langholm runner in action at the Beltane Festival Games at Peebles last Saturday and he produced another good performance to finish fourth in the 3,200 metres open handicap on the soft grass track.
So far on the Border circuit this season Ryan has been among the prizes every time he has turned out.
The winner of the 3,200 metres was John Thomson (255m) of Coaltown, with Derek Scott (370m) of Hawick second. Dean Whiteford (205m) of Innerleithen was third and Ryan Milligan (270m) fourth in 10 mins 5.28 secs.
Back marker Colin Welsh of Kelso produced a good finish to win the 1600 metres handicap, and top prize in the Beltane sprint over 110 metres went to Scott Richardson of Jed.
Michael Burns of Dunfermline won the 800 metres handicap.
Several Langholm runners are among the entries for the Oxton Games on Saturday and Kelso on the Sunday.
Jordan Maxwell is off nine metres in the 110 metres open handicap at Oxton and runs from 17 in the 200 metres handicap. Over the 100 metres at Kelso he has been allocated 8.5 metres and is on 17 in the 200 metres race.
Veteran Matt McMahon of Penton is off 30 metres in the sprint at Kelso and, after his win at Hawick in the 200 metres off 72, he is now on 69 metres.
Iain Little returns to action at Kelso after a week off, and after two successive wins over 800 metres has been hit by the handicapper, and is pulled back ten metres to a mark of 42.5 metres.
He is also entered in the 1600 metres handicap with a mark of 85 metres and Ryan Milligan also competes in the same race off 140 metres, and is on the same handicap at Oxton.
First published at 21:35, Wednesday, 27 June 2012
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