PEEBLESHIRE athletes took to the starting line last week for the annual Moorfoot Runners junior awards.

On Tuesday evening the cream of the current crop of talented young runners were rewarded for their achievements as well as commitment and hard work.

The four categories which are awarded for the 2016/17 season were yet again hotly contested with several names vying for each trophy.

Most Promising Newcomers (recognising promise in both training and competition) - Jess Colledge and Thomas Hilton

Best Trainer (recognising good listening, learning, attendance and effort at training) - Ailsa Innes and Danny Lancaster

Most Improved Performer (recognising training improvement as well as competition) - Charlotte Morrison and Patrick Cannon

Best Performance (best single performance, not overall performer) - Ailsa Innes (SSAA Champs Group A 800m 4th missing bronze by the narrowest of margins and running a two second PB) and Ethan Elder (SSAA Champs Group C 1500m silver, bouncing back from illness and injury).