Stornoway Running and Athletics Club
Wacky Race 2019/20 Champions Crowned!
As with everything else in the running world at the moment we have cancelled next week’s Wacky Race 6 – the final race in the series. But with good news in short supply these days we bring you some as we have crowed some worthy champions based on the results after race 5!
Huge kudos and virtual round of applause to Sandra Kennedy who is the 2019/20 Champion! Here she is receiving her trophy and the Hallowed Wacky Race shield from Scott Engineer Ear (who maintained the recommended safe distance)
Second place goes to Richard Galloway!
Third place to Marina Sinclair!
Massive well done to you all, reward for fantastic running and consistent improvement throughout the series! Kudos to coach Louise too 😉 Sandra’s win also makes it three in a row for the ladies joining Adrienne and Laura in the Wacky Hall of Fame.
Also special mention for Sandra, Richard, Ian Ferris, Valerie Hamilton, Scott Engine Ear and Gordon Kennedy for completing all 5 races. And thanks to every single one of you, 75 in total, that Wacky Raced this year.
You can see the final standing here:
Thanks and take care
See you in October!
Team Wacky – Murdo, Scott & Norman
Well done to everyone that took part in Wacky Race 5, lots of rapid times!
Extra well done to Ruth, Marina and Brian who were the first three home – enjoy your eggs! Also Sarah Mackay, Engine Ear and Valerie for snapping up the bonus points for finishing closest to their predicted times.
Sandra is our new championship leader, great work! But only by two points from Richard and Marina who move up to joint second. Its all so close so many folk are still in with a chance going into the final race.
The final race will be on Thursday 26 March in the Castle Grounds, remember points will ne increased by 50% – 30 points for the winner! We will confirm the route nearer the time 🙂
Updated league table:
Congratulations to the 11 SRAC athletes that represented the North of Scotland at the British Cross Challenge in Stirling on Saturday 11/01/2020 6 managed to battle their way into the top 6 Team North finishers which meant they took home bronze team medals.
Inter District results:
Sarah Maciver 31st (4th North) BRONZE TEAM
Kyla McMurdo 32nd (5th North) BRONZE TEAM
Emily Murray 34th (7th North)
Megan Maclean 39th (9th North)
Iain Matheson 23rd (2nd North) BRONZE TEAM
Seb Nicolson 37th (8th North)
Finlay Macleod 38th (9th North)
Francesca Greenstock 31st (5th North) BRONZE TEAM
Rachel Murray 35th (6th North) BRONZE TEAM
Charlie Morrison 25th (3rd North) BRONZE TEAM
Murray Macdonald 37th (9th North)
The SRAC Christmas Handicap took place on Saturday 21 December with the race also doubling up as race 3 in the Wacky Race series. There was another great turnout of 38 runners with excellent running conditions, apart from the soggy bog up Willowglen!
The winner of both the SRAC handicap and Wacky Race 3 was Keith Bray who has a storming run, followed home by Ali Henderson and Willie Mitchell. Well done guys!
Keith also took over the no 1 spot at the top of the Wacky Race leaderboard, jumping ahead of Susan Murray and Richard Galloway who despite their 1 point scores are still in very strong positions. Diane Morrison and Catherine Campbell also made big strides up the table with their excellent points hauls, former champ Adrienne had another solid score and is well in contention too. Despite finishing 5th Valerie Hamilton was top points scorer on the day with the bonus 5 points for being one of the runners finishing closest to her predicted time giving her 22 points on the day.
Well done everyone that took part! Next race will be Thursday 30th January and most likely a 5k town route. We will email out details and update the website soon.
15/02/20 – Club Ceilidh & prizegiving
22/02/20 – National XC Champs
27/02/20 – Wacky Race 5
20/06/20 – Tolsta to Ness Bog Slog