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Busy Saturday with games at Thornton & Luss


The Highland games circuit in Fife continues this Saturday with the 166th celebration of the Thornton Highland Gathering in the towns Memorial Park.
A full programme of events is lined up including a Pipe Band Contest, running, cycling, heavy events highland dancing and solo piping.

Good entries have been received for the track events in which the Open competitors will have races over 90m,200m,400m,800m,1600m and 3200m, all handicaps. The youth athletes are also well catered for and will contest events over 90m,200m,800m and 1600m.
The Open 90m will be run-ff in 5 heats with 4 heats in the youth's.

The Open cyclists have four races, 1600m, 3200m, 4800m and Deil tak the Hindmost with the youth bikers having an 800m and 1600m. With both Thornton and Luss Games being the same day, it's good that the cyclists got together last weekend to decide who's going where to give each games an equal share of competitors.
The haevy events are always popular with he crowds and the strongmen will do battle in seven disciplines, 16lb and 22lb shot put, 16lb and 22lb hammer, 28lb weight for distance, 56lb weight over the bar and caber.

As ever there will be a big entry for the highland dancing with age categories ranging from 5 year olds to adults.
Outwith the main arena there will be a licensed tent, fairground, trade stalls and static displays.
Childrens fun races will take place midway through proceedings.
Highland Dancing commences at 12 noon with the Track and Field events at 12.30pm.

Luss Highland Games also has a full programme of running, jumping, cycling, wrestling, tug o war, piping and dancing as well as a hill race. All the top heavy event competitors on the circuit will do battle in the various disciplines with a £100 bonus for any ground record.

Published: 2019-07-05 10:43:35