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Invercharron set to bring curtain down on another SHGA season

SHANE FENTON previews the final SHGA games of the season.

Invercharron Highland Games which takes place up at Bonar Bridge in Sutherland may not be the biggest or most famous of games held during the season.

However, invariably, it is the results from these final games which determines the outcome's of the season long SHGA leagues.

Once again that will be the scenario,with the prize places in some of the leagues still up for grabs. It leaves competitors in a state of perplexity as to whether they should make the long trek North. Over the past few years more competitors have been making that journey not just for the league points but also to compete for the excellent prizes on offer.

There is an impressive list of events, on the track there's an Open 90m-200m-400m-800m and 1600m as well as a relay and a hill race, the latter carries an overall 1st prize of £300 with 2nd,3rd,4th & 5th prizes of 100-50-30-20 for both male and female runners. There is Youth races of 100m,200m and 400m for 13-15 years and 100,200 and 300m for under-13.

The jumpers are also well catered for with Long,Jump,High Jump,Triple Jump and Pole Vault, Invercharron is one of only two games which has retained pole vault in it's programme, last year it was won by Scottish champion Jax Thoirs with a new ground record of 9' 7''.

Expect a good turn out of heavy event competitors with some of the best prize money on the circuit on offer. All 8 events each worth 100-80-60-40. There is also a novice competition for throwers who have never before won an Open heavy event, they will compete over 7 disciplines.

The Tug o War teams are well catered for, again good money up for grabs in the various weight categories. The games stages the Scottish 110 st Championship as well as 'pulls' for no weight restriction, 104st, local and ladies.

Cyclists have four Open events and three for Youth's.

Open events get underway at 1pm.

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Published: 2017-09-14 10:40:33