2018 Athletes 2018-04-30T16:41:43+00:00

2018 Athletes

We have a magnificent line-up of International athletes this year.


SCOTT RIDER – (England) Scott is a formidable athlete –  he has won at Braemar, competed for England at the Commonwealth Games and Olympics and holds the Braemar weight for distance record. Scott, the current World Champion, has become a regular at Carmunnock and we look forward to welcoming him again this year.

LUCAS WENTA – (Poland) Lucas, now living locally in East Kilbride, has won the Polish Junior Shot Putt Championship as well as being a world champion caber tossing champion. He is another regular athlete we look forward to seeing this year.

VLADISLAV TULACEK – (Czechia) An expert with the stone, Vadislaw is a European Champion – let’s see how he does on the Carmunnock field.

STEPHAN SOLVI PETERSSON – (Iceland) – No need for introductions here, Solvi is an already well known Icelandic highland games athlete and strongman, not to mention he is Hafpor’s training partner.

HANS LOLKEMA – (Holland) – Hans is the Dutch Champion and an expert caber thrower – one to watch out for on the day.

KYLE RANDALLS – (Scotland) – We would need to create another website for Kyle’s achievements as an athlete. We are very proud to have him as a part of our Games. ‘Mon Kyle!

NEIL ELLIOT – (Scotland) – Neil is widely regarded as one of the best throwers in the Games circuit – we look forward to seeing Neil’s skills at Carmunnock this year. C’mon Neil!

CIARNAN WRIGHT – (Scotland) – Ciarnan is a young up and coming highland games athlete with a background in Hammer throwing. Sadly there is no hammer at Carmunnock but it will be great to welcome and support Ciarnan in all other events. Gaun yersel Ciarnan!


“LOCAL HERO” (Public Participation Events)

This year at Carmunnock we are hosting several “Local Hero” participation events.

If you fancy yourself as a strongman or welly thrower, make sure to enter the events on the day!

We hope to find some future athletes amongst you!