THERE was success for Peeblesshire athletes at the Scottish Indoor Championships in Glasgow at the weekend.

Cardrona’s Ellie O’Hara followed up her wins in the under 17s long and triple jump the previous weekend by claiming gold again in both disciplines at Under 20s.

On the first day of the championships the 16-year-old took gold in the long jump with a fourth round distance of 5.74 metres – finishing over 20 centimetres ahead of silver position and just missing the Under 20 Championship record by two centimetres.

And on Sunday, the Peebles High School pupil competed in the triple jump and took gold by nearly a metre with a leap of 11.90 metres – again just short of her own Scottish Under 17 record.

Coach Linda Nicholson told us: "It is amazing that Ellie completed a double-double in two different age groups over two weekends."

Fellow jumper Kate Harvie from Peebles earned a bronze medal in the under 15s competition with a new best distance of 10.35 metres.

And the 13-year-old followed up with a new best distance of 4.76 metres in the Under 15s long jump to finish seventh.

Charlotte Clare from the Moorfoot Club had to settle for silver in the 800 metres after a valiant effort in the final.

Coach Gregor Nicholson told us: “Charlotte was just edged out of gold in a real stonker of a run.

“At the line Olivia Vareille just held on to take the win.”

Fellow Moorfoot athletes Fion Hollingsbee and Thomas Hilton also reached the podium on their first appearance at an indoors championships.

Fion finished second with Thomas third in the final of the Under 13s 800 metres.

Coach Gregor added: "As novices, they both ran incredibly well paced races and that will be the first time we have had two Moorfoots on a national championship podium at the same time."

Eyemouth high jumper Carmen Neat claimed gold in the under 20s competition.

But Ross Christie from Gala Harriers, who was fifth in the Under 13s 800 metres final, and fellow Harrier Ewan Christie, who was fourth in the Under 15s 1500 metres, were edged out of the medals.

Euan Hood from Peebles, who runs for the Lasswade club, also finished a close-up fourth in the final of the Under 20s 800 metres.

Moorfoot’s Patrick Cannon qualified for the final of the under 15s 800m, but he couldn’t replicate the form he showed in his heat, finishing outside the medals.

TLJT’s Scott Tindle, in the under 20s sprints, Tommy Beck, in the under 15s 200 metres, and Logan Kerr, also in the under 15s 200 metres, all set new best times during the heats and semi-finals at the event.