Stornoway Running and Athletics Club
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.
What a day for the club on Saturday 7th December at the North District XC Championships.
We took home no fewer than 7 medals in total and with some really strong performances should see a large number selected to represent the North of Scotland in the Inter District Championships in January.
• U13G team silver for Sarah Maciver 4th, Megan Maclean 5th & Abbie Stewart 14th.
• U13B individual silver for Jordan Nicolson & team gold with Seb Nicolson 4th, Iain Matheson 8th, Finlay Macleod 11th, Andrew Macaskill 13th & Euan Flett 21st.
• U15G Francesca Greenstock 5th & Rachel Murray 6th
• U15B team silver for Charlie Morrison 4th, Murray MacDonald 10th & Lewis Maclean 19th
• U20W individual silver for Sophie Graham
• U20M individual bronze for Kyle Munro and team gold with Sam Greenslade 4th, Daniel Stewart 5th
• SENW Martha Hamilton 24th, Lorraine Morrison 27th
• SENM John Hamilton 13th, Murdo Alex Mackenzie 19th, Norman Ferguson 22nd, Allan Morrison 59th.
Provisional results can be found here https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/NDXC-2019-PROVISIONAL-RESULTS-2019.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0IL-YktVoHFW0wSsjo8UDyJYp7ywgfX3J9RfkxFgaH4ZKe6RKjbCFx7k8
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It was another super turnout out at race 2 of the series with 44 racers taking part! Debutant John Murdo MacAulay was first over the line smashing his estimated time, with Sarah Macleod and Richard Galloway both having flyers finishing 2nd and 3rd. The conditions were perfect for fast running and it showed in the times with most folk dipping under their predicted times.
Susan Murray (not Berry) retained her top spot on the leaderboard with another fine display, but Richard’s great result has closed the lead to just 2 points! Gerry also had a solid run and kept his 3rd place in the table. As always in Wacky Racing everything is still up for grabs, remember its your best 4 out of 6 scores that count in the end so even if you’re in the bottom half at the moment things can change very quickly!
Race 3 will be on the morning of Saturday 21 December, we will update the website soon with details and email everyone that had taken part so far.
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SRAC Senior Newsletter – October 2019
The first Wacky Race of the season took place on Thursday 24th October, we had a record 55 runners taking part – it was great to see so many new faces! Here are the results: Wacky Race 1 Results 201920
And here is the first leaderboard: Wacky Races 201920 leaderboard
Look forward to seeing you all for race 2 on Thursday 21 November!
Full results from today’s first race of the local XC series on the Castle green, an amazing 269 runners took part! Well done to everyone who took part it was a perfect day for it. Huge thanks to Willie, Lorraine, Allan and the rest of the team for all of their hard work putting on such a great race! Please send any results queries to firstname.lastname@example.org