FREEZING temperatures didn't deter more than 300 athletes completing Sunday's gruelling cross country course around Peebles.

Carnethy's Eoin Lennon yet again showed he is a class above by maintaining his unbeaten record this winter on the Borders Series.

The former Irish international crossed the finishing line 18 seconds in front of Scott Fraser of Hunter Bog Trotters.

Fellow Bog Trotter, James Waldie came home third just ahead of Gala Harrier veteran Graeme Murdoch.

Callum Tharme, also from Gala Harriers, claimed fifth.

Hawick's Rory Anderson was a further minute back in seventh with Innerleithen's Dean Whiteford, who runs for Lauderdale Limpers, showing up well in 14th.

First home from the host Moorfoot club was Colin Williams in 22nd.

Hunter Bog Trotters won gold and silver in the ladies' race.

Georgia Tidley held off the challenge from team-mate Jill Stephen to break the tape.

Lisa McDonald finished well for third, just ahead of Gala Harrier duo Sara Green and Zoe Pflug.

A total of 189 runners completed the senior four-and-a-bit miles course.

East Lothian 16-year-old Fraser Kelly won the shorter junior race after leading from the start.

Gregor Collins, who is 13, was 19 seconds further back in second for Gala Harriers.

Fellow Harrier Ewan Christie finished well for third ahead of 11-year-old Ross Wolfenden from West Linton.

Cameron Rankine claimed fifth for Gala Harriers with Fionn Hollingsbee finishing seventh for the Moorfoots.

Mussleburgh's Flora Henry triumphed in the girls' race, winning the sprint for the line from Beth Hobbs of Peebles.

Esme Callander from East Lothian was third.

A total of 114 runners finished the junior race.

The sixth round of the Borders Cross Country Series takes place in Galashiels on Sunday, February 18.

And the concluding leg will take place at Chirnside on Sunday, March 4.