RUNNING MAKES IT'S DEBUT AT NORTH BERWICK
Shane Fenton reports from Recreation Park.
History was made at North Berwick Highland Games with running events taking place for the first time at the Recreation Park event.
Better known for staging a big entry high quality Pipe Band contest the games nearly always takes place the week before the World Championship and attracts a huge crowd.
Space limitation in the main arena only allowed 60 metres races to take place, although that may well change in the future. Four races took place, Open, Ladies, Veteran and an Invitation. A race was also run for the juniors.
Starting at 11am all races were completed prior to the heavy events starting at 1pm.
As expected, with the races over 60 metres finishes would be close. None more so than the final of the Open race which took around 10 minutes before a result was determined. After a lengthy look at the photo it showed Samantha Turnbull[8m]TLJT had held on by a hairsbreadth from Andrew Coutts[1m], East Kilbride AC with Cameron Smith[3.5m]Central AC close up in third place.
1. Samantha Turnbull[8m] TLJT - 6.73s
2. Andrew Coutts[1m]East Kilbride AC.
3. Cameron Smith[3.5m]Central AC
4. Natasha Turnbull[9.5m]TLJT.
5. Euan Smith[scr] Central AC
6. David Allan[2.5m] Clydesdale AC.
1. Natasha Turnbull TLJT 6.88s
2. Samantha Turnbull TLJT
3. Mairi Crawford North Berwick Vets
1 Cameron Smith Central AC 6.83s
2.Mairi Crawford North Berwick Vets
3 Lawrence Phin Grantown on Spey.
1. Andrew Coutts[2.5m] East Kilbride AC 6.77
2. Cameron Smith[3.5m] Central AC
3 Euan Smith[1m] Central AC
4. Natasha Turnbull[9.5m] TLJT
5. Samantha Turnbull[7m] TLJT
6. David Allan[3.5m] Clydesdale AC.
Heavy event results to follow, Likasz Wenta, Scott Rider and Kyle Randalls were among those taking part.
Published: 2019-08-10 17:55:46