Halkirk Games – James Gunn

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Main results

Main results

  The main overall results of the 2016 Halkirk Games are in attached spreadsheet   2016_halkirk_games_main_results There are great photos of the Games on the Facebook pages for Wolfburn Photograhy https://www.facebook.com/Wolfburn-Photography-223412514434397/photos/?tab=album&album_id=929426173833024   and for Duncan McLachlan/Studiograff Photography https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1281580268533730&type=1&pnref=story      

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Scott Rider is new world champion

Scott Rider is new world champion

England's Scott Rider blew away the competition to become the 2016 World Invitational Heavy Events Champion at the Halkirk Highland Games today. He beat reigning champion Dan McKim, USA, into 2nd place and Matt Vincent,

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Games field set up and ready for Saturday

Games field set up and ready for Saturday

The Halkirk Games Committee has pulled out all the stops to have the field ready by lunchtime today (Friday 29th July). The ground is in perfect condition and awaits a large crowd tomorrow.  Solo piping

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Children’s come and try event – a success

Children’s come and try event – a success

Children from Halkirk Primary School came along to the Halkirk Games field today (Friday 29th July) to meet some of the heavyweight athletes that are competing in the World Championships and to learn some of

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Late call off for World Championships

Late call off for World Championships

Unfortunately, Jimmy Van de Walle from Belgium cannot compete at Halkirk due to unforeseen circumstances. His place has been allocated to Vladislav Tulacek from the Czech Republic. Tulacek has only turned professional this year and

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2016 Prize Money

2016 Prize Money

The website has been updated with the prize money for the 2016 Games. There is over £28,000 on offer, which includes money for breaking records. Click on Programme/prize money.

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Halkirk Primary School Logo competition

Halkirk Primary School Logo competition

The Halkirk Highland Games Association sponsored a logo competition for the pupils of Halkirk Primary School and after choosing from over 100 entries, Alysha Holmes, Primary 4, was the overall winner. She and the winners

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Heavyweight Athlete sponsors

Heavyweight Athlete sponsors

There has been huge interest in the World Invitational Heavy Events Championships with local and national businesses keen to help the Halkirk Highland Games Association meet the additional costs in staging the event by sponsoring a heavyweight athlete. 

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John O’Groat Journal press articles

John O’Groat Journal press articles

The John O'Groat Journal has been publishing articles and profiles of each heavyweight athlete in the ten weeks running up to the Games on 30th July 2016. Eight of the published articles are attached. Two

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