Craig Hardie, grass track master

Evan Oliphant won the British 8km Grass Track championship at Richmond– but the king of the grass track in Scotland this summer has been Craig Hardie, having taken the Scottish 2000m title at Halkirk as well as numerous other titles.

This photo shows Craig of Hardie Bikes with the hammer champion and the winner of the 28lb weight throw. Image by James Gunn, who has a professional photography business in Caithness, as well as a good blog with lots of sports photography. Click the pic below to see James’ blog entry for the Halkirk games (available for 2 months).

Next pic was scanned from the Stirling news and is of the Airth Highland Games.

Next two pics taken by me, at Bridge of Allan Highland Games- a massive event with around 10,000 spectators. Craig took three of the races and Stirling Tri rider Andy Turnbull got one. The race pictured is the Dei’l Tak the Hindmost: riders complete several laps (with Hardie handicapped half a lap or so down) until one (the hindmost) is eliminated until only three remain, who sprint out one more lap for the win.