Show Me The Money!

See this, people?


It may not look like much, but THAT is my very first prize-money envelope from a Highland Games.

Wah hoo and thank you Lesmahagow! (Pronounced Lez-muh-HAY-go, it’s a village a little to the south of Glasgow)


Before anybody gets too congratulatory, it was the fruits of coming second in a class of two – once again, I lost to Louise Blades, Scotland’s Strongest Woman, who was the only other woman competing! But it was just oddly nice to actually get included for the first time in the prize-giving ceremony, however spurious the actual achievement. The £25 will be going into the Sanctuary For Kids pot along with everything else, of course. And big thanks to Wullie and Louise, David Byers, and Ernie Weir, heavy athletes who all put their names on the S4K sponsor form on the day! Big hearts are more important than big muscles, and these guys have both!


11 thoughts on “Show Me The Money!

  1. What a lovely post. I’m very impressed and it’s lovely that your donating this to a kids project. You go girl. I’m sure your Highland Games calendar is filling up. If you ever come up Inverness way let me know and I’ll come along and cheer you on.

  2. Congratulations on winning your first (of many, I’m sure) prize money. I love reading your blog, and maybe I’ll see you competing one of these days. Keep up the good work!

  3. Now, how fantastic is that? Bah, so you lost to Louise Blades….it’s irrelevant. You are DOING IT, and I’m hella impressed. AND….you’re giving the massive sum away to something you believe in.

  4. We took our kids to the local Highland Games (in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada) today and I thought about you all day! There were 4 or 5 women in the heavy events. It was awesome!

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