TINDLE could yet again be the name on everyone's lips at this year's anniversary New Year Sprint.

But former Scottish Champion Cameron, who won the world's oldest footrace in 2015, may be eclipsed by his younger brother on the turf of Musselburgh Racecourse.

It is Cameron, who was runner-up in the Scottish Championships over 200 metres during the summer, that's installed as backmarker for the 150th running of the New Year Sprint from a start of 2.5 metres.

But his teenage younger brother Scott, who has gradually come down in distance over the past couple of seasons, could prove the frontrunner of the Borders charge in the race for the £8,000 first prize.

Scott, who trains with the Tweedbank-based TLJT club, runs from 12 metres and has already clocked 11.8 seconds for 100 metres.

East Kilbride duo Greg Kelly (5.5) and Callum McWilliam (8.25) are both expected to reach the final yet again after their successes in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

And, following Jasmine Tomlinson's success in 2016 to become the first female winner, many eyes will be on the country's young athlete of the year for 2018, Ellie O'Hara.

The Cardrona teenager, who turns 16 just in time to take part, is probably best known for her triple- and long-jumping.

But the Linda Nicholson trained athlete, who starts from 22.5 metres, has also an impressive record on the track.

New Year Sprint promoter Frank Hanlon is pleased with the 79-strong field who will take to the track for the heats on Sunday, December 31.

He said: "There are a lot of quality sprinters entered this year and I'm sure we will have two exciting days of racing.

"It is always an honour for any runner to win the New Year Sprint but the 150th race is even more special - and there's also double prize money this year."

As well as O'Hara, there are 13 other female sprinters who will be hoping to emulate Tomlinson's win.

Former Scottish champion Stacey Downie, from 20 metres, has reached the final before.

Another who will be worth watching is Dolphinton's Jordan Charters.

Appearing at the World Skills Olympics last year prevented the painter and decorator from competing at Meadowmill or Musselburgh, but he is 0.75 metres better off in the handicap from when he finished runner up in the 2017 final.

The heats of the 150th New Year Sprint will take place on Sunday, December 30 at Meadowmill with the cross-ties and final being run on New Year's Day at Musselburgh Racecourse.