With no other Highland Games in Scotland scheduled this weekend, all roads will lead to the small Fife village of Ceres. With the weather forecast looking favourable a big crowd is anticipated to throng around the Bow Butts for what is sure to be an afternoon of non-stop action.
There will be an international flavour to the event with entrants from USA, Canada, Australia, Poland, France and the Czech Republic set to contest the various events
Owing to it being a five weekend month this years Games don't clash with Drumtochty Games in the Grampian region, which means there could be a record entry for the heavy events.
There has been good entries for the running and cycling events on the Games circuit again this season and expect that to continue at Ceres.
There is always a great atmosphere and a big crowd to watch the events which all take place within the confines of a tight 200 metres circuit on the Bow Butts.
It is always a popular meeting for the athletes and cyclists. The athletes have races over 90m, 200m, 800m 1600m and 3000m all handicaps, with the Youth's racing over 90m,200m and 800m.
There is regularly thrills and spills among the bikers as they whizz around the tight circuit, and it won't be the first time an unfortunate rider has had the misfortune of being catapulted into the Ceres Burn.
The Games stages the Scottish Highland Games Association 1600 metres Cycle Championship.
The heavy event competitions are always the highlight for many at any of the Games. Because of the tight confines at Ceres there is no hammer throwing, this however doesn't detract from the quality of the athletes who take part in the various disciplines. As previously mentioned we may well have a record entry, including all the top throwers in the country. The battle for supremacy between Lukasz Wenta and Vlad Tulacek has so far this season been enthralling and there is little between the pair in the SHGA league table.
There is also a full programme of Highland Dancing, Wrestling, Solo Piping, Tug of War and Childrens Races.The games which are the oldest free games in Scotland get underway at 12 noon with the official opening at 1pm.
Published: 2019-06-27 11:22:01