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A total of 300 runners and walkers of all ages and abilties took part in the Rowan Boland Trust & Gala Harriers Junior Fun Run & Meigle Run, and together raised £1800.

The 2012 Meigle Hill Run and Junior Fun Run in association with local running club, Gala Harriers, was held at the town's Cricket Club on Friday, April 27.

A total of 230 entrants took part in the three mile Meigle Hill race, which started and finished at Gala Cricket Club - including a number of Gala Rugby Club's Scottish Cup winning squad and the Borders Barmy Army, who ran the race in their kilts.

And 70 children also donned their running shoes for a junior fun run round Victoria Park.

Local runner Graeme Murdoch, a member of Gala Harriers, retained the senior trophy after winning the inaugural event last year. However, he was run close by 15-year-old Rowan Marr who pushed him all the way.

Rowan's dad David Boland said: "I think everyone had a great night. We had been worried we may have to cancel it with the bad weather we had in the lead up to it but it cleared just in time."

And he added: "We would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way for their tremendous support."

The results were as follows: 1st, Graeme Murdoch, 17.16; 2nd, Rowan Marr, 17.53; 3rd, Graham Manczak, 18.09; 4th, Mark Bryson, 18.11. First Female: Gillian Duncan, 21.11. First Female Vet: Fiona Shepherd, 22.34. First Male Vet: David Nightingale, 20.34. First Junior: Rowan Marr, 17.53.

Gala HarriersThe Trust thanks everyone who took part and Gala Harriers for their ongoing support.

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