A RECORD 121 runners took part in Sunday's St Boswells Wobbly Bridge Trail Race.

The scenic 8.4 miles race has become one of the highlights of Village Week, attracting entrants from across the region.

Looping along the river Tweed to Maxton and, by permission around the Mertoun Estate, the course is almost all off road, offering lots of mud as well as stunning river and hill views.

Leading from the start, Gala Harrier Marcus D’Agrosa was first home with a convincing lead and a new course record of 53.44.3 minutes.

First Lady, and sixth overall, was Gillian Carr from Corstorphine AC.

Lots of local runners this year meant stiff competition for the first St Boswells Primary School Parent Trophy.

But it was Pamela Baillie who took the honours, finishing fifth in the ladies race.

But the St Boswells Wobbly Bridge Trail Race is not all about the winners with lots of local runners taking on this distance for the first time and for some it was their first trail race.

The event has great local support and thanks to sponsorship from Safe Services, the Dryburgh Arms Pub and Border Laundry Services Ltd the race raised £1800 which will be split between Stable Life, St Boswells Village Hall and St Boswells Primary School PFP.

Men: 1st Marcus D’Agrosa, Gala Harriers, 53.44.3; 2nd Tim Darlow, Gala Harriers, 59.19.4; 3rd Michael McGovern, Moorfoot Runners, 59.55.2.

Women: 1st Gillian Carr, Corstorphine, 1.04.2, 2nd Gillian Duncan, Gala Harriers, 1.08.19, 3rd Claire Bagness, Wooler, 1.11.21.