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Lewis and Harris XC Series 2012-13

Race 2: Saturday 9 February 2013

Series Prizewinners

Full Results - Ron's Photographs - Course Map

Excellent Turnout For L ewis and Harris Cross Country Race 3

This season’s Lewis and Harris cross country race series culminated on Saturday with yet another excellent turn out of over 200 competitors. We had a record turnout over the series, with over 300 different athletes taking part. Well done one and all.

Senior race start

The Senior men’s race was again won by 15 year old sensation Connor MacLean as he continues his preparation for the inter counties cross country final in Birmingham next month. Second place was taken by Murdo Alex MacKenzie, series gold medal winner, from Jason Laing in 3rd place and series silver medalist. Bronze medallist over the series was Donnie MacMillan.

The Senior Women’s result was won by Katie MacKenzie, with Jayne Miller and Julie McIntosh 2nd and 3rd respectively. Only two ladies completed all three races in the series. Congratulations to Katie and Julie who took home gold and silver series medals.

The series gold medal for the under 20 category was won by Duncan MacKellar with Fraser Binns taking silver, These athletes run in the same race as the Senior men and Duncan took second place in the final race, finishing ahead of Murdo Alex for the first time in the process.

The under 17 boys category was the most closely fought contest of the series, with the overall result coming down to the final race. A win for Kenneth MacSween on Saturday saw him tie on series points with 3rd placed Michael Smith, however two previous wins were enough to secure the series gold for Michael, with silver for Kenneth. Jamie Sullivan took second place on Saturday to win overall bronze. Congratulations too for Lena Toor who was the only under 17 girl to complete the series.

The under 15 boys race was won by Michael MacMillan from Hugh MacKenzie, taking series gold and silver medals respectively. Lewis MacAlpine was a very close 3rd to take series bronze. First and second placed in the girls race were series gold and silver medalists Peigi MacKellar and Catriona Bain. 3rd placed on Saturday was Jane MacInnes. However series bronze medallist was Aneeka Toor, having completed all three races.

Kyle Munro made it three wins out of three in the under 13 boys category to take a convincing series gold medal from silver medallist, three times second, John Bain. 3rd on Saturday was Rory Mighton. Series bronze medallist was Scott MacIver.

Catriona Rigby took the series gold for the under 13 girls, also with three straight wins over silver medallist Johanna Gillies. Shana MacPhail continued her series improvement to take 3rd place in Saturday’s race, however series bronze medallist on points was Megan MacSween.

U11 Boys race start

Another runner with three straight wins was Calum MacLennan, under 11 boys gold medallist. Aidan Finnegan was second, and series silver medallist. Mikey Jones took 3rd place on Saturday. Series bronze medallist was Murdo Angus Kennedy.

u11 Girls race start

The under 11 girls race result was a direct reflection of the overall medal positions with Ellie MacLean picking up gold from silver medallist Sian MacDonald with bronze going to Hannah Mayers. Isal Budge had an excellent series to finish on the same points as Hannah but was pipped for third place on the head-to-head results over the three races.

U9 Boys start

Cameron MacLeod won the under 9 boys race from series gold medallist Callum Mighton, with Jacob Johnson 3rd. Series silver and bronze medallists were Willian Nicolson and John Angus Morrison respectively.

The under 9 girls race was won by series gold medallist Gemma MacRitchie from silver medallist Hannah MacKenzie and bronze medallist Krysta Bray (Tong).

Also fiercely contested were the series school team prizes. In each race the top three finishers from each school were counted towards the overall competition. Winners were: Under 9 boys – Tolsta, under 9 girls – Tong, under 11 boys – Stornoway Primary, under 11 girls - Stornoway Primary, under 13 boys – Nicolson Institute, under 15 boys – Nicolson Institute, under 15 girls – Nicolson Institute.
A huge thank you to the cross country series organisers, race marshals and helpers whose hard work once again ensured a successful, enjoyable and well supported series.

The local cross country season culminates with the Western Isles cross country championships in Harris on 9th March.

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