Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Clinic Offered for Highland Games Participants

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Clinic Offered for Highland Games Participants

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Maybe you have had an interest in participating in the Scottish Highland Games, but the events look too intimidating.

Well, don't fold up your kilt and toss your caber out just yet.

By the time the fifth annual Scottish Highland Games are held on Feb. 26 at the University of North Florida, you can have already had the proper training to toss a caber or a sheaf. The week prior to the games a workshop and clinic will be held for those interested in learning the proper technique for some of the events.

On Feb. 19 a workshop will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Jacksonville Beach. The site will be between First and Second streets and Beach Boulevard and First Avenue. Athletes may register at 8 a.m. on the day of the clinic. There will be a $20 fee for all participating athletes, and this year will feature a women's division as well. For additional information, phone 641-1119.

The reason for a clinic to precede such an event is simple: It can be stressful on the body to attempt to throw heavy objects. …

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