PRASAD PRASAD SETS NEW HILL RECORD IN FRONT OF HUGE CROWD AT KENMORE
Shane Fenton reports from Loch Tay.
Former Great Britain hill running internationalist Prasad Prasad Clydesdale AC broke the Hill Race record in front of a record crowd at the Kenmore Highland Games on Wednesday evening.
Prasad covered the 8k course with a climb of 500m in 31 minutes 02 seconds to come home to the cheers of the crowd ahead of the previous years winner Lewis Pentecost, Falkirk Victoria.
In the track events , Australian sprinter Sonya Pollard was making her third visit to compete at Kenmore. On her first visit in 2007 the Open sprint was won by her fellow Aussie Ramona Casey. Sonya was hoping to emulate that performance but was snared on the line by Stewart Clark, Stonehaven with David Allan, Clydesdale AC close up in third. The latter went on to land the 400m and 800m double, In the 400 he held of the challenge of Ewen Bradley, Inverness. The latter injured his knee and couldn't contest the 800 which Allan won from Stewart Clark and Spencer Rothman, Iowa RR.
Harris Pagett Strathearn won both the Youth 400m and Junior Hill race. There was a family double in the Youth 800 metres with Archie Suttie winning the boys race and his sister Anna victorious in the girls.Lucy Nuttal made it a Fife treble by winning the Girls 400m.
There was good fields for the heavy events, in the junior events John Shanks won the Weight for Distance, Caber and shared top spot in the hammer with Jamie Ramsay, the latter was the victor in the shot putt. Byron Hart took third place in all four events.
Full open heavy results to follow, the early events saw Kyle Randalls win both the 28lb weight for distance and 16lb hammer with Vlad Tulacek coming out on top in the 16lb shot from Lukasz Wenta in second. Stuart Anderson won the opening Perthshire disciplines.
Full results for all events to follow.
Published: 2019-07-04 10:18:10