BORDERS athletes returned from the weekend's East of Scotland Cross Country Championships at Livingston with a haul of medals.

Fiona Dalgleish, Rachel Fagan and Gillian Duncan, who were 7th, 17th and 25th respectively, retained the Women's Masters title for Gala Harriers.

There was also a silver medal for the Harriers' Under 20 Men's team of Faisal Khursheed, who finished in 5th, Callum Tharme in 6th and Robert Fox in 21st.

The Gala team were just edged out of gold position by Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds.

There was also a team silver medal for the Moorfoots Under 17 Girls.

Beth Hobbs, who finished seventh, Mairi Wallace in 12th and Charlotte Clare in 14th were just beaten by Edinburgh.

Susannah Godfrey-Fausset finished in 17th, followed by Gala Harrier clubmate Eilidh Forbes just a second later in 18th.

Yousef Khursheed ran a tremendous race for an individual bronze medal in the Under 17 Boys race following close behind Robert Sparks of Fife AC and race winner Christian Graham of Lasswade AAC.

Teviotdale Harrier Fraser Clyne also showed up well to finish seventh.

The Gala Harriers U17 team were 6th overall with Lewis Tharme finishing 19th and James Logan 34th.

The Harriers U15 boys team secured 8th position with Gregor Collins having a superb run to take 5th position overall. Ewan Purves was 33rd and Evan McConnell was 47th.

Ewan Christie (U13 boys) also had another impressive run to finish 5th overall with team mate Cameron Rankine crossing the line in 49th place.

In the U20 women's race, Zoe Pflug continued her good form to finish 7th overall for the Harriers with Katie Rourke crossing the line in 9th position.

In the senior women’s race Sara Green competed well in a field of high class runners to come 21st overall with Kirstin Maxwell finishing 32nd, Fiona Dalgleish 43rd (7th masters athlete), Rachel Fagan 56th (17th masters), and Gillian Duncan 73rd (25th masters athlete). This was enough to secure the senior womens team 8th position and the gold for the masters ladies.

In the senior men's race, Darrell Hastie ran well to cross the line in 15th position, with Marcus D’Agrosa 34th. Craig Mattocks, Gary Trewartha, Tim Darlow, Rory Campbell, Fergus Johnston, Yan Horsburgh, Jamie McGowan, Tony Lunn, Bob Johnson, Billy McCulloch, Derrick Bryden, and James Purves finished further down the field. The senior men's team finished 10th overall, with the masters team securing 5th position.