Stornoway Running and Athletics Club
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:
Charlie Morrison 6th
Lewis Maclean 8th
Finlay Macleod 14th
Iain Matheson 17th
Sarah Maciver 8th
Kyla Mcmurdo 9th
Rachel Murray 6th
David Morrison 6th
Daniel Stewart 12th
Sam Greenslade 13th
Kyle Munro 7th
Sophie Graham 2nd SILVER!
Norman Ferguson 24th
Allan Morrison 58th
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!
You can read November’s senior newsletter here – https://srac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-11-SRAC-Senior-Newsletter-November-2018.pdf
Wacky race 2 took place on Thursday 22nd November, its was another great turnout with 33 runners completing the 3 loops of the ‘Isles FM’ route.
Here are the results – https://srac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Wacky-Race-2-results.pdf
Here’s this months senior news – SRAC October senior newsletter
Race 1 in the annual winter Wacky Race series took place on Thursday 25 October, there was a great turnout of 37 runners. Well done to all that took part!
Here are the results – Wacky Race 1 Results
The league standings after race one – Wacky race league standings
Also a massive well done to Adrienne who topped the Wacky Race 2017-18 final standings and received the famous Wacky shield!
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: https://www.strava.com/activities/1825639490. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ( https://www.wiamh.org/ ). We’ve set up a fund raising page so please pay £2 before every race on https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/wackyraces1. 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 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
Results now online:
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