Island Games news from the Bermuda front line

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Day four on the sun-kissed island of Bermuda didn’t bring any more gongs for the Western Isles finest although Donnie Macleod, winner of an 800m gold, breezed into the final of the 400m to be ran tonight (Thursday).

Cameron Ross narrowly missed out on joining his stablemate in the same final but he will have another chance at medal glory in the 4x400m when he joins forces with Donnie, Murdo Mackenzie and Iain Townsend tomorrow night (Friday).

Iain and Murdo meanwhile are preparing to take on the 1500m later today with our long distance runners Willie Macrury, Andy King and Doleen Galbraith set to embark on a sweat-soaked half marathon in the blazing heat on Friday.

Schoolgirl Jenny McTaggart will race in the 200m qualifers later today and Eilidh Mackenzie, a hero of four gold medal winning Island Games’ in a row, is scheduled to race in the 800m.

The cyclists are on their bikes once more in the criterium street race with wonderwomen Christina and Kerry hoping to complete a remarkable hat-trick of medal placings.

But perhaps the busiest of all the athletes have been schoolgirls Kara Hanlon and Kathryn Offer who have tackled 16 different events between them.

Personal bests in a variety of strokes have been tumbling down but lady luck has been against them as they have missed medals by the tiniest of margins.

Both are back in the pool tomorrow night while Kathryn will also swap her swimmers for trainers as she runs in the 4x400m women’s relay on Friday.