In the local heavy events category, the following records currently stand:-
Light Hammer – James Dawkins - set in 2017 – 132ft 5in
28 lb Weight – Gordon Martin - set in 1995 - 71ft 11in
Light Stone – Gordon Martin - set in 1995 - 49ft 3in
In the open heavy events category the following records currently stand:-
Heavy Stone - Sebastian Wenta – set in 2009 – 49ft
Light Stone – Matt Vincent –set in 2015 - 58 ft 9in
Heavy Hammer - Bruce Aitken – set in 2009 – 119ft 4in
Light Hammer - Bruce Aitken – set in 2003 - 148 ft
Throwing Weight for Distance - Geoff Capes – set in 1985 – 82ft
Throwing Weight over Bar - David Brown – set in 2004 – 16ft 6in
In the one new record set in 2017, James Dawkins beat his own Local Light Hammer record set in 2015.
The record set in 2009 by Sebastian Wenta from Poland in the Heavy Stone event beat the record previously held since 1985 by Geoff Capes.
Arthur Rowe's record throw of 119ft 2in in the heavy hammer event of 1970 was at last beaten by Bruce Aitken with his throw of 119ft 4in in 2008.
In the Hill Race, remarkably the record time is still that of 16min 59sec set by F. Reeves in 1978
Two Ballater records in the Light Field events were also broken this year.In the Long Leap (Long Jump), Sam Lyon of Aberdeen set a new record of 23ft 3½in; while in the Hop Step and Leap (Triple Jump), Antony Daffurn of Wishaw set a new record of 47ft 3¾in
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