The forecast showers stayed away and the John Dixon Park was bathed in warm sunshine as the Markinch Highland Games enjoyed another successful day. Crowds came from far and wide with this year a record number of overseas visitors in attendance including Bob Fenwick the Mayor of Markinch in Canada. Chieftain for the second successive year was well known local piper Sandy Imrie.
Markinch stages the oldest pipe contest in the country with this year 19 bands performing. The coveted Burgh Trophy which goes to the top band on the day was won by MacKenzie Caledonian.
There was a top quality field in the heavy events, current World champion Scott Rider, London won the Fife 28lb Weight for Distance contest with a huge throw of 90' 1''. iIn the 56lb Weight over the Bar competition Lukasz Wenta set a new gound record with a throw of 16' 6''.
In the cycle events Charles Fletcher,Grantown on Spey won three of the four races including the SHGA Scottish 8000 metres Championship. As ever the running events were well supported, Marcus Archer,Aberdeen AC sprinted to victory in the Open 90 metres handicap while Aiden Thompson,Central AC landed a double with wins in both the 1600 metres and 3200 metres handicaps.
Outwith the main arena a full programme of highland dancing and solo piping took place.
90M-Marcus Archer,Aberdeen AC 9.94 2 Kieran Reilly Lasswade AC 3 Kyle Potts Hawick.
200M-1 Kieran Reilly 20.38 2 Marcus Archer 3 Kyle Potts.
400M-1 Ewan Bradley Inverness 49.08 2 Ben Grant Pitreavie AC 3 Rory Anderson Hawick.
800-1 Sarah Ross Pitreavie AC 1:53.97 2 Ewan Bradley 3 Matt Dougall Gala
1600M-1 Aiden Thomson Central AC 4:21.65 2 Greg Walker Hawick 3 Derek Scott Hawick.
3200M-1Aiden Thomson Central AC 9;46.93 2 Rebecca Burns Edinburgh AC 3 Greg Walker Hawick
90M Open Invitation -1 Marcus Archer 10.002 Kieran Reilly 3 Ross Borthwick Hawick
90M Veteran Invitation 90-1 Willie Bates Tullibody 10.42 2 Colin Christie Livingston 3 Walter Hunter Falkirk.
90M Women's Invitation-1 Rianna Sterricks Leithenburn 10.53 2 Natasha Turnbull Peebles 3 Samantha Turnbull Peebles.
90M-1 Sam Archibald Leithen burn 10.23 2 Struan Wells Leithenburn 3 Nairn Wells Leithenburn.
200 M -1 Struan Wells 23.37 2 Sam Archibald 3 Samantha Turnbull Peebles.
400M- 1 Rouben Thomson Aberdeen 47.97 2 Aaron Glendinning Leithenburn 3 Erin McFarlane Pitreavie AC.
800M-1 Edward Lecrivain Abereen 1:54.53 2 Caleb McLeod Pitreavie AC 3 Gaspard Lecrivain Aberdeen.
1600M -1 Edward Lecrivain 4:36.34 2 Kyle McFarlane Pitreavie AC 3 Caleb McLeod
90M Youth Invitation-1 Sam Archibald 10.66 2 Struan Wells 3 Sean Bates Tullibody
800M Fife Championship-1 Steve Jackson Glasgow 2 James Melville Dumbarton 3 Charles Fletcher Grantown on Spey.
1600m -1 Chris Horden West Lothian Clarion 2 Charles Fletcher 3 Steve Jackson.
8000 M SHGA Championship-1 Charles Fletcher 2 Gavin Shirley,Dumfries 3 James Melville.
DEIL TAK THEHINDMOST-1 Charles Fletcher 2 Gavin Shirley Dumfries 3 James Melville Dumbarton.
800M- 1 Jamie Penny Newport 1:17.75 2 Ross Birrell Dalgety Bay 3 Alex Ball Lothian
1600M- 1 Rouben Thomson Aberdeen 2:40.50 2 George Freeman Lothian 3 Alexander McLeod Aberdeen
16LB SHOT-1 Lukasz Wenta East Kilbride 59' 1'' 2 Lorne Colthart Blair Atholl 3 Scott Rider London
22LB SHOT - 1 Lukasz Wenta 46' 4'' 2 Scott Rider 3 Lorne Colthart Blair Atholl
28LB Weight for Distance- 1 Sc0tt Rider 90' 1'' 2 Sinclair Patience 3 Lukasz Wenta
16LB Hammer -1Scott Rider 140' 3'' 2 Lukasz Wenta 3 Lorne Colthart
22LB Hammer - 1 Lorne Colthart 113' 3'' 2 Lukasz Wents 3 Scott Rider
56LB Weight for Height - 1 Lukasz Wenta 16' 6'' 2 = Scott Rider & Curtis Durocher Canada
Caber -1 = Scott Rider & Lukasz Wenta 3 Lorne Colthart
Grade 1 - 1 MacKenzie Caledonian
Grade 2 - 1 McKenzie Caledonian 2 The Highlanders [4 Scots] 3 Portlethen & District.
Grade 3 - 1 Portlethen & District 2 The Highlanders [4 Scots] 3 Wallacestone & District
Grade 4/Novice Juvenile A - 1 Bowhill & District 2 3rd Batallion Royal Regiment of Scotland 3 Kirkcaldy & District
Grade 4/Novice Juv B 1 Grampian & District 2 Kelty & Blairadam 3 Camelon & District
Adult Drum Majors- 1 Graham Wilson City of Edinburgh 2 Michael Binder Stockbridge 3 Kenny Forbes Vale of Atholl
Junior Drum Major 1 Eve Llewyn Camelon & District 2 Leah Harrower Cassell Royal Burgh of Stirling.
Senior Pibroch-1 Brian Lamond Dunfermline 2 Edward Gawl Dundee 3 William Rowe New Zealand
Senior MSR - 1 Ben Duncan Edinburgh 2 Brian Lamond 3 Dan Nevans Glasgow
Junior Pibroch - 1 Lewis Kumsell Livingston 2 Hazel Whyte Larkhall 3 Brodie Watson-Massey Edinburgh
Junior MSR - 1 Robbie Mac Isaac Falkirk 2 Lewis Russell Livingstone 3 Brodie Watson-Massey
Published: 2017-06-04 23:24:12