The Heavies

Another shot from Ballater Games Day.

There are a number of events which fascinate me. The heavy competitions are quite amazing. The size of the participants is always something to behold, and the clothing worn is fascinating too - especially the boots with massive blades on the toes, which seem to be flexible.

I also love to watch the dancers and the hill running event.

Here we see K Randalls, one of the Glenfiddich sponsored heavies, throwing the hammer.
Fantastic sight! I love these games. Must get to see one live sometime. Absolutely loving those socks!
posted August 11th, 2018  
@casablanca They look like All Blacks rugby socks. Maybe they are!
posted August 11th, 2018  
A great action shot
posted August 11th, 2018  
This must be so exciting to watch! I would love to attend a games! Thanks for sharing!
posted August 11th, 2018  
Terrific action capture :)
posted August 11th, 2018  
There is something about this shot that is very eye fetching
posted August 11th, 2018  
I guess he is swinging a heavy hammer? Good capture. I can certainly see why they have netting to protect the onlookers.
posted August 11th, 2018  
I've been to Highland Games once or twice and always find them fascinating. My husband (pre- me) tossed the caber a few times. Hate I never saw that.
posted August 13th, 2018  
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