Foot race, heavys at the Fair

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - Sean Bray

The Great Raisin River Foot Race, the 38th an­nual, is set for Sun­day, Aug. 7, in con­junc­tion with the Wil­liamstown Fair.

Once again this year, the run will take place en­tirely out­side the fair­grounds, start­ing and fin­ish­ing from the Sir John John­son Manor House.

There are 11 km and 5 km routes (reg­is­tra­tion re­quired) as well as a 150 m kids fun run (no cost).

On­line reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able at un­til Aug. 4, after which early morn­ing reg­is­tra­tion will be avail­able on race day.

The race fee also in­cludes ad­mis­sion to the Fair.


Once again, the Wil­liamstown Fair’s Sun­day sched­ule will in­clude a Scot­tish heavy­weights com­pe­ti­tion. Spec­ta­tors can get up-close and per­sonal with the ath­letes, who typ­i­cally in­clude a new­comer or two to the sport.

The girls cham­pi­onship was claimed by Shayla MacNaughto­n with 18 points, edg­ing out Lee-Anne War­den (15). Dana MacDonald placed third, and Sara Hay was fourth.

MacDonald won the stone throw (24 ft. 7 in.), and War­den was first in the ham­mer (53 ft. 1 in.). MacNaughto­n claimed the other three event vic­to­ries

(weight for dis­tance 41 ft. 5 in., sheaf 16 ft., caber 2 turns).

Ty­ing for the boys win were Liam MacDonald and last year’s vic­tor Austin Gas­par (16 points). Hunter MacPher­son was third, and Aaron Ker­en­t­jes fourth.

MacDonald won two events (caber 3 turns, weight for dis­tance 61 ft. 10 in.). Gas­par took first in the sheaf (26 ft.) and the ham­mer (82 ft.). MacPher­son

was tops in the stone throw (36 ft. 5 in.).


The chil­dren’s events were as pop­u­lar as ever, with 137 reg­is­trants. The ju­nior heavy­weights are or­ga­nized by Dave and Sonya Robert­son of Bainsville.

Events in­cluded dis­cus, ham­mer (tether ball), shot put, sheaf toss, and caber.



Glen Camp­bell had the best time at the 5 km Kilt Run, held last Satur­day as a new event at the High­land Games. The North Lan­caster res­i­dent clocked in at 18 min­utes, 17 sec­onds, just ahead of An­drew McCormick (18:31). The top woman was Michelle Gor­don...

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