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Loch Lomond Highland Games

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1 Loch Lomond Highland Games on Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:42 pm


Loch Lomond Highland Games are a traditional Scottish Highland Games situated in the village of Balloch at the southern end of Loch Lomond.

The games were started in 1967 by a group of local business men with an outlay of £500 to promote tourism in the Balloch area and now has prize money of over £15000.

The games are now one of the top three Highland Games in Scotland hosting the Scottish Highland Games Association World Heavyweight Championship and the 80 metre Scottish Sprint Championship.

Other events include Running , Cycling, Wrestling, Tug o War and the traditional heavy events of Tossing the Caber, Weight over the Bar, Throwing the Hammer, Ball and Weight and the Highland Dancing with dancers from 4 year old beginners to adults.

Solo Piping contest now includes a Piobaireachd contest.

The games are also the only Scottish games to host a Triathlon which starts with a 600 metre swim in Loch Lomond followed by a 12.8 km cycle and a 3 km run finishing in the Games arena

So join us for a great day out in Balloch on the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.

Of course the games could not happen without the support of our sponsors and these are a few of them to which the games committee are grateful.

West Dunbartonshire Council, Aggreko, Deanston Highland Malt Whisky, Drumkinnon Joiners, Sweeneys Cruises, Gees'Gear, James Macrae,
Gateway Centre(Loch Lomond Shores)
McVein Joiners(Gartocharn)

2 Re: Loch Lomond Highland Games on Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:46 pm



3 Loch Lomond results on Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:44 am



Shane Fenton reports from Moss O' Balloch Park

Scott Rider retained the SHGA World Championship at the Loch Lomond Highland Games at a wet Balloch on Saturday [19th July].
Scott who will represent England at next weeks Commonwealth Games amassed a total of 45 points, Sebastien Wenta, Poland who was making his seasonal debut was runner up with 40.5 points with Lukasz Wenta third on 32.5 points.
The international field also included Stuart Anderson, Scotland, Heisi Geirmundsson, Iceland and Sebastien Huys, Netherlands.

The running events saw the bigget fields on the Highland Games circuit this summer.

The SHGA 80metres Scottish Championship was run off in two heats of eight, heat one was won by Leigh Marshall, Hawick from Donald Tod, Glasgow City and Chris Baillie, Birchfield, heat two saw Jamie Sinclair, edge out his Trinity Western Uni team mate Calum Innes with Oliver Lawson, Glasgow City in third.
It was Innes who is currently ranked number 3 in the Scottish 100 metres rankings who claimed the victory in the final with Leigh Marshall and Oliver Lawson 2nd & 3rd. Innes' winning time was 8.90 seconds.

Lawson[6.5] gained consolation with victory in a high quality Backmarkers 90 metres handicap, Liam Halliday, Central AC[8.5] and Calum Innes[4.75] filled the minor berths, David Brand[6.5], Donald Tod[6] and Leigh Marshall[6] made up the six runner final.

The Frontmarkers 90 metres handicap was won by Nick Mitchell, Glenrothes[11.25], the Fifer who won the Alva Games invitation sprint the previous week queezed home ahead of Ryan Charters, Dolphinton [9] and Leon Ali, Hawick[10.5] in 9.45s.

There was a thrilling finish to the final of the 200 metres handicap with Cumbie Bowers, Glenrothes[31] getting up in the last stride to deny former Scottish 110 metres hurdles champion Chris Baillie, Birchfield[34] and Ewan Dyer, Pitreavie[31] in 19.82s.

Later in the afternoon Dyer[31] timed his run to perfection as he led home 16 rivals to win the 400 metres handicap in 48.57s.
It was a sight to behold to see 23 runners winding their way round the track in the 800 metres handicap, even more remarkable in that it was won by backmarker Grant Muir, Giffnock North[37.5], Tony Dolan, Clydesdale, [110], Rowan Marr,Selkirk[70], Mike Murdoch, Glenrothes [127.5], Jessica Martin, Glasgow[200] and John McLean, Selkirk[87.5] were the runners who filled the prize money places.

Shettleston runners occupied 5 of the 6 places in the 1600 metres handicap, Avril Mason made good use of her generous start of 450 metres to hold on from Matthew Turner[70], Michael Deason[75], Kevin Bryden[170], Grant Muir[45] and Jessica Oliver-Bell[350].

Kevin Bryden[220] looked to have the 3200 metres in the bag only to be denied in the closing stages by Matthew Turner[90]who hit the front for the first time with only metres to run, Mike Deason was again third with John McLean, Rory Muir and Bradley Scott 4th, 5th & 6th respectively.

There was also large fields for all the youth races, results of these along with those from the cycling and World Champion heavy events to follow.


16lb ball
L Wenta  56'8
S rRder
S Wenta

22lb ball
S Rider.  48'0 ngr
S Wenta
L Wenta

28lb wt for distance
S Rider.    82'5
S Wenta
L Wenta

16lb hammer
S Rider.  127'7
S Wenta
H Giermundson

22lb hammer
S Wenta.    106' 5.5
S Rider
H Giermundsson

56lb wt o bar
S Rider.    16.0
2nd= S Wenta  and L Wenta

56lb. Wt for distance
S Wenta.  40' 9.5
S Rider
L Wenta

S Rider
S Wenta
L Wenta

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