Edinburgh AC sprinter Cameron Tindle won the Jedburgh Games 110 Metres Handicap from scratch in a time of 11.41 secs, despite a heavy downpour and a sodden grass track.
The 18-year-old was rewarded with a £3000 first prize, matching the amount he missed out on at Meggetland the previous week when he was forced to withdraw from the City of Edinburgh Running Festival final due to a tight hamstring. He also won the invitation 100 metres at Jedburgh in 10.9 secs.
This latest performance is being hailed as possibly Tindle’s best yet, evoking comparison with some of the all-time greats of pro running on grass tracks.
Australian Barney Yule ran 11.37 hand-timed for the equivalent 120-yard event at Jedburgh back in 1950 while Edinburgh’s Ricky Dunbar went even faster with 11.34 in 1965.
Berwick-based Tindle is due to represent the Great Britain under-20 team in both the 200 metres and 4x100 metres relay in the World Junior Championships in Bygoszcz, Poland beginning on July 19.