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PROTRACK » GENERAL » Ceres Highland Games.

Ceres Highland Games.

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1 Re: Ceres Highland Games. on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:25 pm

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JH wrote:Very Happy We worry about tradition,hows this for tradition (703rd anniversary of the Ceres Highland Games) ?

I ran at Ceres in 1986 - it's the only time I ever broke in a race; after the starter had told me a joke and I was still thinking about it when he called us to the mark.

The finish of the 90m has only a 15m run off and you end up in the crowd.

Quirky track only 200m around. Given the sharp turns, the cyclists nearly end up in the creek.

It commemorates the Scottish victory at the Battle of Bannockburn that took place in 1314. The first Ceres meet took place a year later. It is run on the weekend around the dates of the battle - 23/24 June.

The Battle of Bannockburn features towards the end of the Mel Gibson film, Braveheart.

It's a meet that is well worth getting along to if you ever get the chance to compete in Scotland.


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