A NEW race in memory of a Borders athlete will be run at this year’s St Ronan’s Border Games at Innerleithen.

Craig Angus died from cancer earlier this month at just 20 years of age.

The former Peebles High School student was a member of Moorfoot Runners from 2013 as an under-13, through to 2018 as an under-17.

He won the youths’ 800m American Cup race for youngsters from Innerleithen, Walkerburn and Traquair at his home-town’s games in 2017 and 2018.

The new race at the Victoria Park games on Saturday, July 15, will be an open handicap for youths over 800m, and will be presented with the Craig Angus Memorial Trophy.

Announcing that new prize, a spokesperson for Borders Athletics said: “Craig’s family have been speaking with the St Ronan’s Border Games committee and in recognition of Craig’s achievements in our sport, they are going to sponsor a new race.

“It’s a fantastic gesture from the family at an extremely difficult time and the games committee and Borders Athletics would like to thank the family for their generous sponsorship.

“To all youths and coaches, let’s support the first running of the Craig Angus Memorial Youths Open 800m at St Ronan's this year.

A funeral service for Craig – following his death on Thursday, June 8 – is to be held today (Wednesday, June 21) at 11am at the Border Crematorium, Melrose.

All family and friends are invited.