TWENTY years ago Selkirk’s Geoff Keen was the winner of the Jed-Forest sprint handicap.
On Saturday, on the same Riverside Park turf, he tasted sprint victory again, doing the business in the veteran’s 90m handicap.
A member of the Edinburgh-based Charlie Affleck school, Keen (1m) looked the part when winning his heat and in the final shone again when surging ahead of Andy Cullen of Corstorphine (4m) and Bruce Scott of TLJT (4m) in 10.94 seconds.
A delighted Keen said: “I can’t believe it’s 20 years since I won the main sprint here at Riverside. It must be a good track for me as I have also won the 70m handicap on it, so hopefully I might win the 400m handicap next year.”
This week, the circuit moves to Victoria Park, Innerleithen for the St Ronan’s Border Games.