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PROTRACK » GENERAL » Bowers completes unique double.

Bowers completes unique double.

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1 Bowers completes unique double. on Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:51 am

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Glenrothes sprinter Cumbie Bowers proved that being a member of an athletics club means nothing, but being a member of an Open athletics 'school'means everything after racing to victory in the 110 metres handicap at the City of Edinburgh Running Festival on Friday night, a race that carried a first prize of £3000.
The Fifer has now won two of the biggest prizes on offer to Scottish sprinters and has never ever competed in a mainstream athletis event. Most of Scotland's top sprinters were in the line-up, probably disillusioned following Scottish athletics decision not to allow our top ranked sprinters a place at the Commonwealth Games despite it being a home games.[ England allow their best despite not having qualifying standards],For those who don't know there is no Scottish sprinters male or female going to be in action at the Commonwealth Games, absolutely ridiculous.

Cumbie who is the grandson of one of Scotland's greatest ever coaches Cumbie Bowers snr is now coached by another of the countries greatest sprint coaches Jimmy Beattie, the latter is also the man who guided Cumbie to his famous New Year Sprint title in 2006.

Only 48 hours prior Cumbie had sped up from Perth Races where he had been working, to compete at the Kenmore Games, where in rain soaked conditions he ran in the 90m and 400m finishing 2nd on both ocassions where the 1st prize was £30, why, because he wanted to support the event, that is the type of camaraderie that prevails between the competitors on the Open athletics[Highland/Borders-Games] circuit.

Full report/results to follow.

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