RISING star of Scottish athletics Aaron Glendinning will be hoping to put the Borders back on the map at this year's New Year Sprint.

Although a large entry of local athletes took to the track at Meadowmill last December, the events were dominated by runners from the central belt and Fife.

Glendinning, who won more than a dozen titles during the summer, will lead a seven-strong Leithenburn charge in the 90 metres sprint, from a handicap of 17 metres.

And the 12-year-old will also go for gold in the 800 metres, starting from 105 metres.

Also going in the 90 metres for Leithenburn on Monday, December 30 are Tiegan Gibb (23), Robert Horton (26), Freddie Wilson (25), Grace Turnbull (23), Ella Austin-Marshall (18) and Robyn Keddie (17).

Rory MacDonald and Katie Mackay will also represent Leithenburn in the 800 metres from handicaps of 80 metres and 180 metres, respectively.

The Tweedbank-based TLJT club have Jason White from Melrose in both the 800 metres from 125 metres as well as the 90 metres, from 20 metres.

And a further six athletes will be wearing the blue vests in the sprint with Ava Lees (27), Craig Tindle (23.5), Evie Renwick (19.5), Tess Renwick (27), Josh Landers (16) and Brogan Beattie (15) all entered.

No fewer than nine runners will fly the flag for Jed AC in the sprint with Zoe Blair (17), Dylan Page (16), Eva Armstrong (27), Emily Blair (18), Kara Lindsay (23), Euan Amos (18), Zander McTaggart (18), Zoe Blair (17) and Dylan Page (16) all expected to start.

Kelso's Lewis Fleming will also line in the 90 metres on his mark of 23.5 metres.