The Colin Baillie Mile (Athletics)

This event is named in honour of Colin Baillie who was for many years one of our announcers and was made a Freeman of the City of Inverness (May 2018).

A former P.E. teacher at Millburn Academy, Colin’s contribution to sport in the Highlands has been second to none. Having commenced coaching schools athletics back in 1963, Colin has played a major role in the development of Inverness Harriers and has fulfilled a variety of roles in that organisation from team manager to chief coach and technical official. He still is on hand today to introduce the very youngest club members to the sport of athletics.

As well as his long association with Glenurquhart Highland Games, Colin has also supported Inverness Highland Games over four decades. With High Life Highland staff he has helped create and develop a number of major events and for the past 25 years, has been an enthusiastic supporter of Highland Disability Sport acting as a volunteer representative on their Executive Committee. This along with Colin’s long involvement with Highland Rugby Club and the Boys Brigade saw him honoured with the freedom of his adopted city and he now joins a distinguished list which includes UK Prime Ministers, one Secretary of State for Scotland, two Lord Lieutenants, and one MP, as well the Highland-born Prime Minister of New Zealand Peter Fraser.

The Committee of the Glenurquhart Highland Gathering & Games have been very fortunate in being able to call on the services of a man with such a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of athletics to help us with our big day.

Prize fund for Men and Ladies:

  • 1st – £120
  • 2nd – £60
  • 3rd – £20

Events are held under a Scottish Athletics Permit for Athletics

All entries to the Games Secretary by 11th August 2018

Entries on the day will not receive a handicap for handicap events and will be required to run from scratch.

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