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HIGHLAND GAMES

   
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SPORT OF KINGS 

It is reported in early records that during the 11th
 Century, King Malcolm III of Scotland summoned contestants to a foot race to the summit of Craig Choinnich overlooking Braemar. King Malcolm created this foot race in order to find the fastest runner in the land to be his Royal Messenger.

As time passed, additional events were added, using farm implements, blacksmith tools and stones to test the strength of the locals to see who was the strongest in the glen.

During various times of English occupation, from before the Wars of Independence to the suppression after the Jacobite wars, the men of Scotland were forbidden to bear or train with arms, in an attempt to prevent another popular Scottish uprising, the English forbid the games to continue fearing them to be training for war.

Although quite a range of events can be a part of the Highland athletics competition, these few have become standard.


EVENT INFORMATION

Athletes interested in competing in the 2014 Newport Highland Games Heavy Athletics must complete an Athlete Registration form.  Click here to register!

PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday - Starts at 9:00 AM 

  Mens A 

  Men's Masters (40+) 

  Men's Novice 


Sunday - Starts at 9:00 AM
 

  Men's B

  Light Men  

  Women's Open 

  Women's Masters (40+)



ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

RAY MABEY

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ATHLETE RESOURCES

                               PAST FIELD RECORDS

              


                                            
JUDGES AND SCORING

Ken Beck - Judge
Charlie Latt - Judge
Chad Wilker - Judge
Gretchen Yoder - Judge

Jackie Silva - Score Keeper

RULES - Click Here


 

 CONTACT

Please direct all questions regarding the Highland Games events to our Athletic Director, Ray Mabey at athletes@newportcelticfestival.com