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Bridge of Allan all set for big day.

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1 Bridge of Allan all set for big day. on Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:42 am

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BRIDGE OF ALLAN HIGHLAND GAMES
[SUNDAY 3rd August]

Shane Fenton previews the  162nd  STRATHALLAN MEETING

The Strathallan meeting in its present form has held a central place in traditional Scottish sport for over 160 years. The Games are widely recognised as being one of the top athletic meetings on the calendar, attracting competitors from all over Scotland and further afield.

An international line up is all set to contest the British Heavy Events Championship, will Scott Rider who finished in 10th place in the Commonwealth Games Shot Putt add this title to the  World crown he claimed at Loch Lomond a fortnight ago.

The running and jumping programme is highly popular and always attracts one of the highest entry of competitors of any highland games on the circuit. There is generous prize money on offer for all events [see below] with £600 going to the victor in the Open 90 metres handicap, the event will be split into 8 heats.

Jumping events are again proving to be very popular on the circuit this summer and good competition is expected on Sunday in the Long and Triple Jump events.

The cyclists will have all their usual races.

Up until 1956 the Strathallan meeting was a traditional games with money prizes, then from 1957 till 1998 it affiliated to the amateur sports organizations and all the track and field events came under the auspices of the Scottish A.A.A.
In 1993 athletics in Scotland became 'Open' allowing amateurs and professionals to compete in the same events and races, it was however 6 years later in 1999 before the games affiliated to the S.H.G.A..

Over 50 pipe bands will compete in their various grades throughout the afternoon, special visitors will be a group of 40 from one of the small island teams from south New Zealand who have been competing at the Commonwealth Games.


LIST OF RUNNING EVENTS
ATHLETICS
90 Metres Flat Race, Open (Donaldson Trophy) 600 100 60 25 25 25
90 Metres Strathallan Invitation Championship 100 50 30 20 20 20
200 Metres Flat Race, Open (Gillie Henderson Memorial Shield) 125 50 30 20 20 20
400 Metres Flat Race, Open 100 50 30 20 20 20
800 Metres Flat Race, Open (Hamish Duncan Trophy) 150 60 40 20 20 20
1600 Metres Flat Race, Open (Bowden Trophy) 125 50 30 20 20 20
3200 Metres Flat Race, Open (Bank of Scotland Trophy) 100 50 30 20 20 20
Consolation Place, Seniors 30 25 15 10 10 10
Long Jump, Open (David Sinclair Trophy) 60 30 20 15 15 15
Triple Jump, Open 60 30 20 15 15 15

YOUTHS 10 Years to 12 Years
90 Metres Flat Race, Open 40 25 20 15 10 10
200 Metres Flat Race, Open 40 25 20 15 10 10
400 Metres Flat Race, Open 40 25 20 15 10 10
800 Metres Flat Race, Open 40 25 20 15 10 10

YOUTHS 13 Years to 15 Years
90 Metres Flat Race, Open 50 30 20 10 10 10
200 Metres Flat Race, Open 50 30 20 10 10 10
400 Metres Flat Race, Open 50 30 20 10 10 10
800 Metres Flat Race, Open 50 30 20 10 10 10

Consolation Place, Youths 20 15 10 10 10 10

Full details at http://www.bofagames.com/

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