The early mist burned off last Saturday and Round 3 of the CMXC championship went ahead at the Ravenshill track, the event was kindly sponsored by Robert Menzies Transport of Bonnybridge which allowed all of the riders to take home some well earned silverware. Every class displayed very close racing throughout the day which in turn kept the parents and spectators engrossed.
What a result for Caithness Motorsport with Allan Mackay scoring a first in Class 5 and a second overall in his Evo while his son Gordon had a second in class 3 and a tenth overall in a near standard Peugeot 106, Mark Alexander in his Evo achieving 16th overall and 7th in class, all on the third round of the Scottish Tarmac Championship which was held down at Crail, Astruther in Fife on the 14th & 15th of June. Five Caithness crews had entered and traveled down to compete in the event which consisted of 96 competitive miles run over 2 days.
Dounreay Communities Fund has supplied Thurso Pentland Boys Club under 7 team with new strips. The football club runs training sessions for approximately 70 children from 5 to 15 years old, in Thurso High School on Monday evenings.
When Caithness anglers Ronald MacKenzie and Raymond Millard set out for the day fly fishing on Loch Heilan, little did they know that they would end up in the record books for the second time in the space of 12 months. On 8th June 2007 the pair were out fishing on Loch Heilan when Millard hooked a huge Brown Trout which eventually tipped the scales at 10lbs 12ozs.
The second World War airfield at Crail, Astruther, Fife will host the third round of the Scottish Tarmac Championship on 14th and 15th June. Unusually this single venue event is being held over two days, comprising of 8 stages on the Saturday followed by 8 on the Sunday totalling 96 competitive mile made up of 85% tarmac 10% loose and 5% gravel.
Dounreay Communities Fund has supplied Castletown Junior Football Club with new footballs for this season. June Love of Dounreay Stakeholder Group presented the footballs to the under 15 team and their coach, Alistair Miller before one of their recent matches.
Tthe O’Neill Highland Open presented by Swatch is underway and things are hotting up in the remote Scottish town of Thurso. Thurso, the home of some of the best waves in Europe, is hosting the O’Neill Highland Open for the third consecutive year.
People with an interest or expertise in Highland Games are being invited by The Highland Council to an open meeting on Monday 21st April to discuss developing a Highland Schools Highland Games Association. The aim of the meeting which is being held at 6pm at the Council’s Chambers in Glenurquhart Road is to constitute a Highland Schools Highland Games Association which will: • develop and support events, standards and rules for junior competition; • develop the number and quality of junior heavies; • secure funding and sponsorship for highland games; • develop and deliver training to ensure safe and fun participation in highland games; and • secure support from people with an interest in furthering highland games participation.
Seven Caithness Rhythmic Gymnasts travelled to the Danestone Community Centre Aberdeen in March 2008 to compete in the Annual Scottish Novice Rhythmic Competition. They were accompanied by Rhythmic Coaches Diane Gibson and Gemma Wares and many of their parents.
The world's coldest professional surfing contest returns to Scotland in spring 2008. O'Neill Europe has confirmed that the Highland Open, its signature event, will be staged on Scotland's frigid North Shore for the third year running.
Four swimmers from Wick took part in the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships at Tollcross Park Leisure Centre in Glasgow on Saturday the 27th of January. The 50 metre pool at Tollcross will also be the venue for the swimming competition during the Commonwealth games to be held in Glasgow in 2014.
The Caithness Sports Council is organising a 2 day HSE First Aid Refresher Course. Date: Saturday 19 January & Sunday 20 January 2008.
The Caithness Sports Council is organising an 8 hour Emergency First Aid Course. The course is being run by Highland Leisure Training from Inverness.
Members of the Caithness Gymnastics Club took part in GymfestINverness held recently at the Bught Leisure Centre in Inverness. This Gymfest, which is unusual as it is the second to be held in one year, was hosted as part of Highland 2007: the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture.
The future of Highland Council owned Community Leisure and Sports Facilities in Caithness is under review. The Highland Council is providing the opportunity for discussion of the outline proposals.
The recent club championship final at Lybster Golf Club was played in weather conditions which made golf extremely difficult. In spite of the driving wind and rain, the hardy spectators who braved the elements were treated to some fine golf.
The Dorothy Budge Memorial Bowling Competition was played on Sat 21st July at the Rosebank Bowling green. Dorothy was a keen bowler and member of the Rosebank Bowling Club.
Competitors in the Seniors Open at Lybster Golf Club on Wednesday were subjected to blustery conditions, which made scoring difficult in the Stableford-format competition. The winner was John Munro from the host club, with a very respectable 36 points.
Next weekend sees one of Britain's most exciting cycling events take place around the Perthshire highlands and lochs. The Etape Caledonia on 24 June, is Britain's only mass participation sportive ride to take place on entirely closed roads.
17-June-07 John O’Groats to Castle Geo The Walk commences at John O’Groats harbour following thecoastline round to Buchollie Castle.13 kms approximately 15-July-07 Sandside to Melvich Start at Sandside Bay and walk westward for 12 kms approximately along a beautiful stretch of coastline to Melvich. The bird life is abundant and the wild flowers will be in full bloom.