Another Bute of a Day

24 of our juniors along with parents and coaches meant it was a sizeable contingent who travelled to Rothesay for our annual trip to the Bute Highland Games.

After a light drizzle in the morning the sun soon broke through for another glorious day of competition.

The under 11s were first away with a very demanding schedule of 4 races within an hour (heat & final in both the 100m and 200m).

Leo Beaton was the day’s outstanding athlete repeating  last year’s double victories in the sprints. Also among the trophies were Aimee McEleny, and Beth Docherty.

The older athletes, also had the 800m as well as the sprints to contest, and they had the added incentive of cash prizes for the first 3 places.  They didn’t  disappoint as the Harriers dominated the track events with 10 of them coming away with the money.

In the 10k race it was success at last for local man Shaun Lyon winning for the first time after previously finishing 2nd on 4 occasions. The Harriers other Bute man Wes Pattison also placed well finishing in 6th place overall.  Also taking part were Juniors Shaun Wiseman and Jude Dolan (who had earlier competed in the 100m, 200m and 800m) Oliver Reilly, Mathew Young and Marianne McKay.

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