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Full time cycling professional Evan Oliphant from Wick thrilled the crowds at the Markinch Highland Games by winning three of the four races on the card.
Oliphant, who the previous day rode a 100 mile race opened his account by winning the Fife 800 metres Championship, getting up on the line to win by half a wheel from James Melville, Dumbarton and Ian Hepburn Cairneyhill.

Evan indicated that he would make an attempt on his own record in the Scottish 8000 metres Championship which he set in 2004, the wind however put paid to that, he did take the title though lapping all his rivals in the process.
Oliphant heads to Canada this weekend for the 6 day Tour of Bauce.
He completed his treble with victory in the Deil tak the Hindmost.
The other race on the card, the 1600m handicap was won by Games debutant Finlay Young from Edinburgh.
The Youth's 900m and 1600m were won by Dylan Lindsay,Glenrothes and Etienne Sadeghpoor, Dalgety Bay respectivey.

On the running track, Billy Martin from Glenrothes secured the £200 first prize in the Lomond Homes 90 metres Handicap, the judges had to consult the photo finish before a decision could be announced and it showed Martin had prevailed by a hairs-breadth from Borders duo Dave McKay,Kelso and Dylan Ali,Hawick.
Martin recorded the same time of 9.46 in the heat x-tie and final.

McKay gained consolation with victory in the 200 metres Handicap, winning in 19,50 ahead of Geoff Keen,Selkirk and Walter Hunter,Falkirk.
Pitreavie AC's Michael Burns landed a middle-distance double with wins in both the 400 metres and 800 metres respectively.

Both the 1600 metres and 3200 metres Handicaps were won by Borders runners, Dean Whiteford,Innerleithen produced his customary last lap dash to take the 1600m from Wayne McIntosh,Kelso and Andrew Thomson,Jedburgh.
Chris Black,Kelso followed up his previos weeks win at Blackford by racing to victory in the 3200m to pip Fife duo John Thomson, Coaltown of Balgonie and Jon Lowis,DWF.

Two special 60 metres races were held to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee in which Sean Harris, Crosshill won the Backmarkers and Darren Tomlinson, Jedburgh the vets.

The Youth's 90 metres was won by Ewan Lowther,Jedburgh in 10.16 from Ross Friel,Glenrothes and Jessie Concannon, DWF.
Friel gained compensation by coming through from the backmark to take the Youth's 200 metres with Concannon runner up and Dylan Lindsay,Glenrothes third.
Pitreavie AC runners dominated the Youth's middle distance events, Robbie McLaren took the 800 metres with club mate Aiden Thomson landing a 400m and 1600m double.
The latter also took the overall points. Markinch Boys Ibrox Memorial Trophy.

There was a good field for the heavy events, Gregor Edmonds,Glasgow emerged the overall winner with four wins, the 22lb Shot, Caber and 56lb Weight for both height and distance. Bruce Robb,Oakley took the 16lb Shot, Craig Sinclair,Drumoak the 22lb Hammer and Sinclair Patience,Tain the 28lb Weight for Distance.

Published: 2012-06-06 13:04:50