Track Races

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Handicapped track races are held in the arena for seniors and youths under 17 .

In the nineteenth century and for much of the twentieth, this section would have been more correctly named “field & track” as running, high leap, putting the stone, hop skip and jump, hurdles and running long jump were all included in the early contests. Pole vaulting was also introduced along the way – a Mr Jamiesen broke the British professional record in the Ambleside Pole Leaping Event of 1962.

Today only the track running events are contested but a handicapping system still prevails in keeping with the professional tradition. The prizes now consist of a cash award, however in the past you could have won such things as:

1892
100 yards flat: 1st: marble clock, value £3. 2nd: case of razors, value 15 shillings 3rd: writing case, value 10s (In 1892 £3 was, in labour terms, worth £1,394!)

Half mile flat: 1st: set of salt sellers, value £2. 2nd: tea pot, value £1. 3rd: toast rack, value 10s

Egg and Spoon: 1st: dressing case. 2nd: biscuit jar.

RECENT RESULTS

EVENT

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

SENIOR

90m

Mark McGlincy

Ryan Trimby

Sam Bandeen

David Agnew

Richard Eland

C Wilson

200m

Lee Notman

Wallace McGowan

Sam Bandeen

Ewan Dyer

Richard Eland

Craig Sowerby

400m

Craig Sowerby

Thomas Matthews

Ewan Dyer

Ewan Pettigrew

Joseph Wilkinson

Fraser Neil

800m

Colin Welsh

Colin Welsh

Graeme Gibson

Colin Welsh

Ewan Dyer

Paul Hodgson

1600m

Keith Murray

Mark Scott

Jacob Adkin

Will Smith

Fergus McGraw

Nathan Fox

JUNIOR

(under 17)

90m

Abbey Feeney

Damari Campbell

Laura Pegler

Alice Giller

Joseph Wilkinson

Megan Busby

200m

Jack Wilson

Harry Matthews

Euan Pettigrew

Megan Busby

Campbell McNaughton

N Sanger

400m

Broadie Irvine

Sam Doherty

Matthew Doherty

George Buchan

Joseph Wilkinson

Cameron Clark

800m

Arran Darling

Rebecca Buchanan

Mark Jackson

Christian Gallagher

Luke Bowen

Joe Roelants

UNDER 15

400m

Adam Hewitt

Nial Smith

UNDER 13

400m

Oliver Dustin

Katy Atkinson