Veteran John adds new title

Coaltown of Balgonie athlete, John Thomson, added another veterans’ title to his long list of successes.

John was one of over 1000 runners taking part in the Jedburgh Running Festival, which includes a half-marathon and a 10 kilometre race.

Running in the latter, Thomson finished eighth overall and first in the MV50 category, crossing the finish line in 37 minutes and 39 seconds.

Entries for the New Year Athletics Gala at Musselburgh Racecourse on 31 December and 1 January close this week with promoter Frank Hanlon.

Anyone interested in entering the event should telephone him on 0131 6636472 or e-mail: