BORDERS athlete Guy Learmonth faces a race against time to book his place on the plane for the World Championships.

The 26-year-old from Berwickshire was edged out of gold by one-thousandth-of-a-second in Sunday's final of the British Championships 800 metres in Birmingham.

But the time of 1.46.79 means neither winner Spencer Thomas or Guy have the required entry standard of 1.45.80 to compete in Doha at the end of September.

Guy, who is coached by Henry Gray at Tweedbank, will now have to find a race this week in a bid to dip below the standard.

He said: "It was only a month ago that I was laid up with food poisoning, so to get where I am today is pleasing.

"I had no idea if I'd got up to win - it was that close.

"It’s going to be a quick turnaround to get in a race but we know what we have to do."

Defending 1500 metres champion Chris O'Hare will miss out on a trip to the World Championships.

Despite winning a silver medal at the European Indoor Championships during the winter in Glasgow, the 28-year-old from West Linton has suffered several set backs with his outdoor preparations.

And in Sunday's final the former double champion couldn't match the late kicks from fellow Scots Neil Gourlay and Josh Kerr, crossing the line down in sixth.

Chris said: "Multiple times this year I thought my season was over but with the help of my amazing team and family I managed to pull together enough fitness to keep going with the hope that I could piece it all together at the right time.

"That proved too difficult a task today against such strong competition."

Selkirk's Henry Clarkson set a new personal best in the triple jump with a distance of 15.70 metres to finish ninth behind Ben Williams.

And West Linton's Stacey Downie narrowly failed to qualify from the the heats of both the 200 metres and 400 metres.