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Drumtochty & Lorne get stage to themselves this weekend writes Shane Fenton

Owing to June being a five weekend month and Newburgh Highland Games not taking place this year, Games enthusiasts in the Fife and Central regions are starved of any action in their own areas this weekend.

This means Drumtochty Games[Saturday 23rd] and Lorne Games at Oban[Sunday 24th] get the stage to themselves.

LORNE HIGHLAND GAMES[Mossfield Park,Oban].

This will only be the third time the Lorne Games will have taken place under SHGA rules, it may be a fair bit to travel for many but for spectators and competitors alike it's well worth a visit.

There's a full programme of Open & Youth track & light field events all carrying six good  monetary prizes.
The Youth events are in two age categories 9-12 and 13-15. Both scr and handicap running events plus full jumps programme.There is also seperate 90m, 600m and hill race prizes for both boys and girls.

The Open running & jumps has really good prizes. There's also seperate hill races for male and females.

Last year top Scottish endurance runner Luke Traynor won both the 800m and 1600m races while Tony Daffurn who went on to be the SHGA Athlete of the year won the Open 90m h/cap as well as all three jumps competitions. Tony has got his season off to a good start ,last weekend competing at Old Meldrum and Aberdeen Games he won 10 out of the 11 events he contested over the two days.
Full list of events & prizes for the running & jumping events at this link


The throwing event competitors are well catered for with OPEN,WOMEN & JUNIOR u/20  competitions.

Last year Lukasz Wenta,Kyle Randalls and Lorne Colthart all recorded wins. Lorne is now based in Canada, Lukasz and Kyle however are likely set to renew rivalry.  Up and coming local competitor Murdo Masterson has started the season well and expect him to figure prominently in the hammer throw contests.
Heavy Events & prizes at this link

There is also a full programme of highland dancing scheduled.

DRUMTOCHTY HIGHLAND GAMES[Drumtochty Glen,Auchenblae]

Saturday sees the Drumtochty Games take place at Drumtochty Glen ,Auchenblae. This is a venue for the Grampian Games Championships and a good field is anticipated for the heavy events headed by last years SHGA Heavy of the Year Lukasz Wenta.

In the light field events, last year saw Tony Duffurn win the 90m and three jumps with Ewen Bradley doing the 400m and 800m double, expect the pair to once gain feature among the prizes.

The games also feature a Hill Race, Tug o War as well as light events for youths.

There is also a full programme of highland dancing and solo piping.


Published: 2018-06-21 21:14:03