This years athletics will be an amateur event. If entries allow we will be holding events on Saturday and Sunday. For more information please contact.
Kerry Overfelt at 502-377-8448, or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is a highland games tradition! Contestants will toss a 100-120 pound pole that is 18-19 feet long. The goal is to get the caber to flip end over end, with the narrow end pointing towards the contestant, with the caber stopping in-line with the contestant. Distance is not a factor in this event.
Putting the Stone (or Clachneart in Gaelic) is a test of strength and coordination. This event is similar to the modern day shot put.
Contestants toss a ball weighing 16 pounds for distance. Each contestant gets 3 tries, the longest toss being recorded.
A 56 pound weight is swung between the legs, and tossed over a bar using only 1 hand. Contestants are eliminated upon 3 misses or touches at the same height.
The highest toss wins, and ties are settled by fewest misses at previous lower heights.
A sheet of hay (14-25 pounds) is tossed by pitchfork over a crossbar suspended by ropes. Three throws are allowed at each height. The bar is raised 6-inches at a time.
Failure to successfully toss the sheaf over the bar at least 1 time at any successive height eliminates the contestant.
|WEIGHT TOSS FOR DISTANCE
A weight (28 - 56 pounts) are thrown for distance. Three consecutive throws are allowed, but only the longest counts.
If any part of the body passes the tow board, a foul is declared and the throw is nullified.
This is a test of skill and strength. A 4 ft 22 inch long hammer weighing 16 - 22 pounds is thrown for distance. Three throws are allowed, but only the longest counts. Like in the weight throw for distance, if any part of the body passes the tow bar, the throw is nullified and a foul is called.