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The weather was finally kind enough to allow the second Rowan Boland Memorial Trust Star Walk

The weather was finally kind enough to allow the second Rowan Boland Memorial Trust Star Walk to get to the start line. Torrential rain forced the 10.4 mile night-time fundraiser, kicking off at Tweedbank's new running track, to be cancelled in September, and further day-time downpours on Friday threatened the event again. But thankfully the rain stayed off to allow a field of 60 walkers to tackle the course and raise funds for the Galashiels-based charity. David Boland, chairman of RBMT, said: "We were worried during the day but conditions were perfect when the walk got underway. "Huge thanks to Shirley Marr for helping to organise the walk, to our committee for helping with marshalling as did Galashiels Rotary Club. "We also have to thank those who took part in the walk, which helped to raise hundreds of pounds for the Trust." The route saw the walkers leave Tweedbank for Melrose at around7.40pm, return to the village before following the Black Path to Langlee. The circuit took in Wood Street in Galashiels before returning to Tweedbank via Scott Street and Abbotsford Road. First home was Sarah Turner and Stacey Moir in two hours 40 minutes, while the last of the walkers came home in three hours 20 minutes at around 11pm. The money raised will go towards helping young sportspeople in the Borders. The latest recipient of a RBMT grant is Duns tennis player Robyn Harvey, who received £300 to assist with costs of attending a series of national competitions. Visitwww.rowanbolandmemorialtrust.co.uk for more information on the Trust and applying for a grant.

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