Stornoway Running and Athletics Club

North District XC champs 2018

The North XC champs took place in Gordonstoun on Saturday 10th December 2018, a squad of juniors made a delayed trip over on the over night freight ferry and our senior troops travelled on the day. There were excellent runs all round and a great wee haul of medals! Here’s the round up:

U13 boys
Charlie Morrison 6th
Lewis Maclean 8th
Finlay Macleod 14th
Iain Matheson 17th

U13 girls
Sarah Maciver 8th
Kyla Mcmurdo 9th

U15 girls
Rachel Murray 6th

U17 boys
David Morrison 6th
Daniel Stewart 12th
Sam Greenslade 13th

U20 men
Kyle Munro 7th

U20 women
Sophie Graham 2nd SILVER!

Senior men
Norman Ferguson 24th
Allan Morrison 58th

Senior women
Eilidh Mackenzie 1st GOLD!!

Full results here 
Race photos here

Huge thanks to Willie for organising the trip and driving the minibus, also Lorraine and Allan for travelling with the juniors too!

SRAC AGM – Thursday 6th December 2018

I am pleased to advise you that the 2018 Annual General Meeting of Stornoway Running and Athletics Club will be held at 6.30pm on Thursday 6 December 2018 in Committee Room 3 of the Council Offices, Sandwick Road Stornoway.
See links below to the agenda for the meeting together with the draft minutes from 2017.
Please come along and support your club. There are a number of committee members standing down and so there is an opportunity for you to get involved and have your say in how our club is run. If you can’t make it then apologies can be submitted to me by email –

SRAC Agenda AGM – 6 December 2018

SRAC Minute AGM – 15 November 2017

London Marathon place

We have a place available in the 2019 London Marathon. If you are interested in running for the club in this event please email Robert –   by 3 December. If there is more than one expression of interest we will hold a ballot at the AGM.

Wacky Races 2018/19

Hey guys! It’s that time of year again for the Wacky Races to begin. Myself (Murdo A.) and Norman Ferguson are taking over this year from Peter Macinnes and Spike Macintosh. So a big thanks to them for setting up the races over the past few years. The first race will be on Thursday 25th October meeting at the Lews castle (museum carpark) from 5.15pm for first runner off at 5.40pm. Unlike previous years the first race will be a 5km. See the link for the course details: We will run the race clockwise.

The Wacky Races are a series of mostly 5k handicap races that take place in the Castle grounds or streets of Stornoway over the winner. In a handicap race it is possible for anyone to win! With slower runners setting off first and the fastest last the aim is that everyone finishes roughly at the same time. Your start time is based on your best recent 5 or 10k times. Points are awarded to everyone depending on what place they finish in each races and at the end of the series the person with the most points will get the hallowed Wacky Race shield. The aim is to have fun, some good banter and try to improve your 5k times!

If you plan to come along can you email with your name and most recent 5km or 10km time?

This year we’ve decided to change the entry fee to a charity donation. We’ve decided to raise some money for the Western Isles Association for Mental Health ( ). We’ve set up a fund raising page so please pay £2 before every race on At the end of the series the grand total will be donated to the charity.

Hopefully we’ll get a great turnout for race 1! 🙂

The Wacky rules for this years are:

  • Your best 4 out of 6 performances will count towards your final score. So you can afford miss two or wipe off two low scoring performances
  • Points will be awarded depending on your finishing place
  • The three runners finishing closest to their predicted times will be given bonus points
  • There will also be a bonus for doing all six races!

Race dates:

Race 1 – Thursday 25 October, 5.40pm. 5k grounds route, meet at the museum car park
Race 2 – Thursday 22 November, 6pm. 5k street route TBC
Race 3 – Saturday 22 December, am time TBC. 4.1 or 5.4 mile grounds loop options
Race 4 – Thursday 24 January, 6pm. 5k street route TBC
Race 5 – Thursday 21 February, 6pm. 5k Street route TBC
Race 6 – Thursday 28 March, 5.40pm. 5k grounds route

What’s on?

01/12/19 – Ness 5k and 10k

06/12/19 – SRAC AGM

08/12/19 – North District XC champs

15/12/19 – Lewis & Harris XC race 1

22/12/12 – Christmas Handicap (Wacky Race 3)

19/01/19 – Lewis & Harris XC race 2

24/01/19 – Wacky Race 4

21/02/19 – Wacky Race 5

23/02/19 – National XC champs

28/03/19 – Wacky Race 6 (final race)

25/05/19 – Stornoway Half Marathon

01/06/19 – Benbecula Half Marathon

08/06/19 – Skye Half Marathon

29/06/19 – The Barrathon

06/07/19 – Harris Half Marathon

10/08/19 – Marathon Hebrides, Harris