Markinch Highland Games only went ahead following a 6am inspection, at that time the rain was teeming down, but the committee stuck by the weather forecast and the event went ahead in rain free conditions with the sun appearing at 3pm until close of play at 6pm.
Unfortunately the Highland Dancing had to be moved to the Town Hall but in hindsight could probaly have taken place in the park.
There was excellent competition in the all the various track and field events. The epic battle for the SHGA 2019 heavy event championship continued between the two main protagonists Vlad Tulacek, Czech Republic and Lukasz Wenta, East Kilbride. Tulacek just missed on ground records by inches in the light and heavy shot putt competitions, he also won the 16lb hammer, caber, and shared weight over the bar with Lukasz. the latter won the 28lb weight for distance with Murdo Masterson the victor in the 22lb hammer.
The Scottish 8000 metres Cycle Championship was won by defending champion Charles Fletcher, Grantown on Spey, newcomer to the circuit Cederick Sachet from France was runner up , the Frenchmen gained revenge in the Deil tak the Hindmost as he edged out Fletcher in a photo finish.
In the track events the £200 prize for the winner of the Open 90m handicap went to Marcus Archer, Aberdeen AC. The Ibrox Trophy which commemerates the loss of 5 boy's from Markinch in the 1971 Ibrox Disaster was won by Ryan McMichen, Hawick. There was local success with Glenrothes veteran John Thomson winning the 1600 metres and Sheena Logan Auchtermuchty the victor in the 3200 metres.The Games stages the oldest Pipe Band Contest in Scotland which dates back over a 100 years, the McKenzie Caledonian band emerged as the top band o the day for the third succesive yeay.
Open 90m-1 Marcus Archer, Aberdeen AC, 2 Kieran Halliday, Central AC, 3 Cameron Smith Central AC.
Open 200m- 1 K Halliday 2 Euan Smith Central AC 3 Tony Daffurn Wishaw.
Open 400m- 1 M Archer, 2 Skye Marshall Pitreavie AC 3 Daniel Paxton Hawick.
800m- 1 Don Bradley Inverness 2 Matthew Fleming Kelso 3 Willie Bates Tullibody.
1600m- 1 John Thomson Glenrothes, 2 Ryan Lafferty Fife AC 3 Matthew Fleming Kelso.
3200m - 1 Sheena Logan 2 Ryan Lafferty 3 Angela Bell Forfar.
Youth 90m- 1 R McMichen Hawick 2 S McMichen Hawick 3 B Lyle Kelso.
Youth 200m -1 R McMichen, 2 S McMichen 3 Kyle McFarlane Pitreavie AC.
Youth 400m-1 Lucy Nuttal Anstruther 2 B Lyle 3 Maddie Ptterson Hawick.
Youth 800m-1 Erin McFarlane Pitreavie AC 2 A Suttie Anstruther 3 Lily Simon Pitreavie AC.
Youth 1600m-1 A Suttie Anstruther 2 M Fleming Kelso 3 J Anderson Anstruther.
Open 800m Fife Championship-1 Jamie Penny Newport 2 Ryan Kier Newburgh 3 James Melville Dumbarton.
Open 1600m-1 Stevie Jackson Strathaven 2 Paul Anderson Perth 3 James Melville Dumbarton.
Scottish 8000m Scottish Championship- Charles Fletcher Grantown on Spey 2 Cederic Sachet France 3 Stevie Jackson.
Deil tak the Hindmost-1 C Sachet 2 Charles Fletcher 3 Steve Jackson.
Youth 800m-1 Rory Thiel Gauldry 2 Ruebens Thomson Grampian Tigers 3 Isacc Small Deeside.
Youth 1600m-1 Heidi Thomson Grampian 2 A Murray East Kilbride 3 Iasacc Small.
16lb Shot Putt-1 1 Vlad Tulacek Aberdeen 59' 2 Lukasz Wenta East Kilbride 3 Murdo Masterson Dunbeg.
22lb Shot Putt-1 Vlad Tulacek 49' 3.5'' 2 Lukasz Wenta 3 Murdo Masterson.
28lb Weight for Distance-1 Lukasz Wenta 84' 9'' 2 Vlad Tulacek 3 Stuart Anderson Lochearnhead.
16lb Hammer-1 Vlad Tulacek 137' 2 Murdo Masterson 3 Lukasz Wenta.
22lb Hammer-1 Murdo Masterson 120' 3'' 2 Lukasz Wenta 3 Vlad Tulacek.
Caber-1 Vlad Tulacek 2 Lukasz Wenta 3 Stuart Anderson.
56lb Wo b-1 = Vlad Tulacek * Lukasz Wenta. 3 Stuart Anderson.
Senior Pibroch-1 Timothy Ness Glasgow 2 Edward Gaul Dundee 3 Brodie Watson Edinburgh
Senior MRS-1 Jonathan Simpson Boness 2 Edward Gaul Dundee 3 Brodie Watson Edinburgh.
Junior Pibroch-1 Hazel Whyte Larkhall 2 Nicholas Knowles Bathgate 3 Liam Brown Johnshaven
Junior MRS-1 Nicholas Knowles 2 Hazel Whyte 3 Liam Brown.
PIPE BANDS Grade 1- 1 McKenzie Caledonian.
Grade 2- 1 McKenzie Caledonian
Grade 3- 1 Glenrothes & District
Grade 4A -1 Glenrothes & Dist.
Grade 4B - Lochgelly HS.
Adult Drum Major- 1 Andy Lyon Royal Burgh of Stirling
Junior Drum Major-1 Beth Turner Uddingston Strathclyde.
Report & results by SHANE FENTON
Published: 2019-06-02 23:09:46