AROUND 100 walkers and runners turned out this weekend to raise cash for a trust set up in memory of a Galashiels schoolboy.

Nine-year-old Rowan Boland died while playing cricket at the town's club in 2010.

A trust was set up to ensure the memory of the keen and enthusiastic sportsman lived on.

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On Sunday (June 11), athletes aged from two to 74 years old took part in the 11th annual Meigle Run, in aid of the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.

The event, which is held at Gala Cricket Club by Gala Harriers and the trust, included a junior fun run and saw Scotland rugby coach Gregor Townsend attend.

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And it was 14-year-old Archie Dalgleish who was first home in 5km run to take the men's title, with Ava Richardson, also 14, first home in the women's section.

The junior fun run saw all children presented with a medal by Braw Lad Cory Paterson and his Lass Emma Spence, who also presented the trophies to the Meigle Run winners.

There was also a barbecue, an ice cream van and a bouncy castle available on the day, which helped raise funds for the trust.

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Rowan's dad, Dave Boland, said: “A huge thanks to all those who took part in the run; all the volunteers who helped in advance and on day; Schofield Cloth Finishers for sponsoring the bouncy castle; The Trophy Guy for help with trophies and medals; and Gregor Townsend, Cory Paterson and Emma Spence for helping present the medals and trophies.

“All the money raised will go to the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust which supports aspiring young sportspeople who are under 18 from across the Scottish Borders in any sport.”

Braw Lad Cory said: “I am so honoured to attend this event and it was great to see so many taking part in the fun run, and lovely to hand out the medals to the happy and exhausted youngsters.”

Braw Lass Emma added: “I feel very honoured to have been invited to this wonderful event with such a fantastic turn out. It’s been amazing in the lead up to Braw Lads' week and Cory and I see each other nearly every day."

Results: 1st male - Archie Dalgleish; Male under 16 – Charlie Dalgleish; Male over 40 – Gary Lyon; Male over 50 – James Dennison; 1st female – Ava Richardson; female under 16 – Erin Gray; Female over 40 – Debbie Paterson; Female over 50 – Lisa Dalgleish. Oldest runner – Alan Samuel.