The East Coast Heavy Events Championships will go ahead at the Clans on the Coast festival on Saturday 23 September 2023.
The Event is being held at the Lakeside Sports Complex Raymond Terrace.
The event is a full Highland Games with 9 events to contest.
It has been decided the event will be a mixed event with a total capacity of 14 athletes.
Male and female athletes will compete together (using correct weighted implements)
Prize money is paid on overall aggregate scoring.
Due to the limitation on athlete numbers, we will be looking to select the best available athletes that would like a position.
The event schedule is.
Light Stone 16lb 9lb
Heavy Weight for Distance 56lb 28lb
Light hammer 16lb 12lb
Heavy hammer 22lb 16lb
East Coast Heavy Stone 40lb 21lb
Light weight for distance 28lb 14lb
Sheaf 20lb 9lb
Caber 18’2” 130lb 12’7” 60lb
Weight for height. 56lb 28lb
The event will commence at 8:30am sharp.
The last three events move to the main field in front of the grandstand, so we are on tight time frames. We have four hours to complete the first 6 events.
Sheaf and WFH may be reduced to two attempts at each height if we are slow to those events.
Starting Height for Sheaf will be 14ft for women – 17ft for the men - (3ft increments).
Starting height for Weight for height will be 12ft for women – 13ft for men - (1ft increments)
Requirements for all athletes is an appropriate Kilt and Long hose (socks) of a single solid colour.
A games shirt will be provided.
If you are interested in a starting position, please let me know. Dependant on the interest I may require some games event distances to assist in selecting athletes.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the event.
CRAIG REID- CALEDONIAN HAMMER THROW
We need to start out competition at 8am so early
First 6 events on the back oval
1: Light stone put 8:00am
2: Heavy Weight for Distance 8:45am
3: Light hammer 9:30am
4: Heavy Hammer 10:45am
5: East Coast Heavy stone put 11:00am
6: Light weight for Distance 11:45am
Move to main field
7: Sheaf Toss 12:30pm
8: Caber Toss 1:30pm
9: Weight for Height 2:30pm
Must be finished events prior to 3.25pm for mass bands closing ceremony at 3.30pm