John Thomson Wins Veteran Athlete of the Year

Publised date : 31 Oct 2018

Motion Number: S5M-14562
Lodged By: Jenny Gilruth
Date Lodged: 31/10/2018

Title: John Thomson Wins Veteran Athlete of the Year

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates the Glenrothes athlete, John Thomson, on being awarded Veteran Athlete of the Year by the Scottish Highland Games Association, in conjunction with the Fife Highland Games Association, at the annual awards dinner at Gilvenbank Hotel in Glenrothes; understands that no one currently competing on the games circuit has won more races that John, who has been doing it consistently for over 40 years, even with an injury keeping him from the tracks, which he battled back from and, on the opening day of the season, ran a satisfactory race, finishing third in the 1,600 metres in Blackford; notes that, over the years, John has frequently competed in Australia and plans to return at the end of the year, and wishes John continued success in the sport and the best of luck with his future.


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