Games stalwart’s memorial trophy donation

A trophy in memory of the late Hazel Scott will be competed for at Markinch Games on Sunday.

Hazel, who died recently, was the wife of Teri athletics stalwart Alan Scott, who has been involved in the Scottish games scene as a runner, coach and handicapper for many years.

The Hazel Scott Memorial Trophy will be presented to the winner of a special 90m invitation sprint which carries a first prize of £500.

Speaking of this, Alan said: “Hazel loved Markinch Games. They were her favourite games and because of this I thought about putting on a race in her memory. The response I’ve had from a lot of very nice people has been overwhelming. More than £1,500 has been taken in and it will all go to the Markinch meeting.

“Apart from the £500 to whoever wins the memorial trophy, the money will be spread out in other ways, such as £50 for the best performances among the seniors, boys and girls.

“I’m very grateful to all who donated,” added Alan.