LOCAL athletes raced their way onto the podium on Saturday at the final leg of this winter's East District Cross Country League.

Team Borders runners claimed silver in the Under 17 men and Under 15 girls/Under 17 leagues as well as bronze in the Under 13 Boys.

Gala Harriers trio Faisal Khursheed, Calum Tharme and Yousef Khursheed enjoyed fantastic runs to secure the U17 men's team overall second place for Team Borders.

Faisal finished runner-up in a time of 19.13, Calum was seventh (19.54) and Yousef 15th (20.42).

Katie Rourke came eighth (16.19), with Mairi Wallace 12th (16.41) and Beth Hobbs 15th (16.47) to take the U15/U17 combined team silver.

Eilidh Forbes also finished 27th (18.05), Katy Wilkinson was 31st (18.30) and Charlotte Morrison was 34th (18.41) in the same age group.

The Under 13 boys team secured the bronze thanks to fantastic runs from Gregor Collins in fourth (10.12), Ewan Christie in eighth (10.34) and Patrick Cannon in 24th (11.10).

Team mates Evan McConnell finished 32nd (11.25) and T Pickburn was 49th (12.25).

Two athletes competed for Team Borders in the Under 11 girls with Holly Hobbs coming 9th (6.07) and Isla Paterson 17th (6.25) to achieve 13th position for their team – a great result as the team had to shoulder 150 penalty points for not having a third counting runner in the race.

The Under 11 boys team had five athletes competing and gained sixth position overall.

K Taylor was first home for the team in 18th (5.51), followed by Cameron Rankine in 19th (5.55), Danny Lancaster was 25th (6.04), Ben Allan finished 26th (6.07), and Jake Lockyer finished in 27th (6.10).

The Under 13 girls team also secured sixth place with their team of six athletes.

Mairi Forbes was 13th (11.51), with Esme Minto 14th (11.57), Megan Hobbs 21st (12.20), Christina McGorum 25th (12.25), Madeline Collins 27th (12.28), and Isla Taylor 52nd (13.38).

Results will be combined from the three East District Fixtures in Stirling, Alloa and Broxburn to award the overall team winners in each age group, as well as overall team league winners.

Senior athletes also competed at Broxburn with the Gala Harriers senior/U20 women's team securing 8th position overall.

Kirstin Maxwell was 11th in a time of 22.14, followed by Rachel Fagan (39th, 25.19) and Eileen Maxwell (67th, 28.02).

At the time of going to press, results for the senior/U20 men's race were still to be confirmed, along with combined team totals and the combined season team totals for the league.