Stornoway Running and Athletics Club

North District Track & Field Championships & National Outdoor Open 2019 – Inverness

On Friday 10th May and Saturday 11th May the North District U13, U15 & U17 Track & Field Championships took place in Inverness, along side this there was a National Outdoor Open for U20s and Seniors. A big squad of over 30 athletes made the trip across the narrow sea to take part and waw what a two days it was for our troops! There were brilliant performances across the board with countless PBs and there were reports the Loch Seaforth was straining under the weight of 15 medals taken home by the squad! Well done to everyone that took part you did us proud and big thanks as always to the coaches and parents for organising and supervising the trip. Coach Macrury was last seen lying in a darkened room trying to get his heart rate back under 200!

There is also a report on the trip on We Love Stornoway click here

SRAC 1-2-3 in the U13 Girls 800!! Kyla, Sarah & Megan

Here are all of the SRAC results from the two days in Inverness:

U13 Girls 100m
Heat 1
3rd – Jess Muir – 14.98 (PB)
6th – Amy MacRitchie – 15.70 (PB)
Heat 2
7th – Abbie Stewart – 17.24
Heat 3
4th – Hannah MacLean – 15.31

U13 Girls 1500m
3rd – Abbie Stewart – 6:21.76 – BRONZE

U13 Girls 200m
1st – Sarah MacIver – 28.88 (PB) – GOLD
6th – Megan MacLean – 31.63 (PB)
7th – Jess Muir – 31.66
8th – Kyla McMurdo – 31.74
Heat 1
1st – Sarah MacIver – 29.58 (PB)
3rd – Kyla McMurdo – 31.43 (PB)
5th – Hannah MacLean – 32.64 (PB)
6th – Amy MacRitchie – 33.50 (PB)
Heat 2
3rd – Megan MacLean – 31.67 (PB)
4th – Jess Muir – 31.91 (PB)

U13 Girls 800m
1st – Sarah MacIver – 2:37.80 (PB) – GOLD
2nd – Kyla McMurdo – 2:40.81 – SILVER
3rd – Megan MacLean – 2:44.68 (PB) – BRONZE

U13 Girls High Jump
4th – Megan MacLean – 1.06

U13 Girls Long Jump
1st – Sarah Maciver – 4.14 (PB) – GOLD
5th – Kyla McMurdo – 3.57
6th Jess Muir – 3.55 (PB)
13th – Hannah MacLean – 3.25 (PB)
14th – Amy MacRitchie – 3.19

U13 Girls Shot Putt (2.72kg)
8th – Abbie Stewart – 4.15

U15 Girls 100m
6th – Amy MacMillan – 14.00 (PB)
Heat 1
3rd – Amy MacMillan – 14.03 (PB)
7th – Mairi Anna Binns – 15.91 (PB)
Heat 2
7th – Anna Harrison – 16.02

U15 Girls 1500m
4th – Rachel Murray – 5:11.87 (PB)
9th – Francesca Greenstock – 5:56.46

U15 Girls 200m
Heat 1
3rd= – Amy MacMillan – 29.49
3rd= – Ellen McMurdo – 29.49
Heat 2
6th – Kaitlin MacDonald – 29.61 (PB)

U15 Girls 300m
5th – Ellen McMurdo – 45.63 (PB)

U15 Girls 75m Hurdles
6th – Francesca Greenstock – 16.37
7th – Anna Harrison – 21.05

U15 Girls Long Jump
12th – Kaitlin MacDonald – 3.77
17th – Alyth MacLeod – 3.48
19th – Mairi Anna Binns – 3.43

U17 Women 100m
6th – Angela Horne – 13.70

U17 Women 200m
6th – Angela Horne – 27.86
Heat 1
3rd – Angela Horne – 28.67

U17 Women 300m
3rd – Gemma MacRitchie – 44.20 (PB) – BRONZE

U17 Women Long Jump
3rd – Gemma MacRitchie – 4.81 – BRONZE
4th – Angela Horne – 4.67

U20 Women 100m
Race 1
2nd – Sian MacDonald – 13.47
Race 2
3rd – Sian MacDonald – 13.29

U20 Women 200
Race 1
2nd – Sian MacDonald – 28.08
Race 2
2nd – Sian MacDonald – 27.64

U20 Women Long Jump
1st – Sian MacDonald – 4.54

U20 Women Triple Jump
1st  – Mary MacLeod – 10.49

Senior Women 400m Hurdles
1st – Eve Carrington – 73.84

Senior Women Shot Putt (4kg)
1st – Eve Carrington – 9.96

U13 Boys 100m
4th – Ewan Amos – 15.67 (PB)

U13 Boys 1500m
2nd – Jordan Nicolson – 5:19.03 (PB) – SILVER

U13 Boys 200m
2nd – Iain Matheson – 29.33 (PB) – SILVER
3rd – Finlay MacLeod – 29.76 (PB) – BRONZE
7th – David MacIver – 33.06 (PB)
Heat 1
2nd – FInlay Macleod – 30.73
4th – David Maciver – 33.14 (PB)
Heat 2
1st – Iain Matheson – 30.63

U13 Boys 800m
1st  – Iain Matheson – 2:34.89 (PB) – GOLD
5th – David Maciver – 2:52.98

U13 Boys High Jump
4th – Ewan Amos – 1.21
5th – Jordan Nicolson – 1.06

U13 Boys Long Jump
5th – Ewan Amos – 3.67
7th – David Maciver – 3.21

U15 Boys 100m
6th – Ewan Murray – 13.33 (PB)
Heat 2
4th – Ewan Murray – 13.40 (PB)
6th – Angus Morrison – 14.89

U15 Boys 200m
4th – Ewan Murray – 27.47 (PB)
6th – Lewis MacLean – 28.39
Heat 1
3rd – Lewis MacLean – 28.61
4th – Ewan Murray – 28.64 (PB)
5th – Angus Morrison – 30.84 (PB)

U15 Boys 300m
2nd – Lewis MacLean – 43.77 (PB) – SILVER

U15 Boys High Jump
4th – Lewis MacLean – 1.26

U15 Boys Long Jump
3rd – Ewan Murray – 4.57 – BRONZE

U15 Boys Shot Putt (4kg)
2nd – Angus Morrison – 8.47 – SILVER

U17 Men 200m
4th – Matthew Macleod – 26.31

U20 Men 100m
Race 1
2nd – Scott Maciver – 11.67
Race 2
1st – Scott Maciver – 11.53

U20 Men 200m
Race 1
2nd – Scott Maciver – 23.91
Race 2
1st – Scott Maciver – 23.71

Full event results can be found here:

Rhenigidale Hill Race 2019 results

The 8th annual Rhenigidale Hill Race took place today on a beautiful dry and sunny day in Harris. The run is a very lumpy out and back 12km route from Urgha to Rhenigidale along the Postman’s trail with over 800 metres of climbing. Andrew Reeve took the men’s title taming the course in the second fasted time ever recorded, Finty Royle was first lady just 10 seconds outside the female course record. Well done to all that took part especially the first timers!! Big thanks to Stuart Simpson for making the trip back up to the island to organise the race, the Hebrides Mountain Rescue team for providing support on the route and Gerry for marshalling!

Race results

1 Andrew Reeve MS Scalpay Hill Runners 01:06:45 1st Male
2 John Hamilton MS Ranish Hill Runners 01:10:24
3 Norman Ferguson MS SRAC 01:12:32
4 Alexis Laberine MS Clermont Ferrand 01:13:04
5 Charles Knoery MS Highland Hill Runners 01:16:55
6 Alan Smith MV Deeside Runners 01:18:27
7 Anesti Davenhill MV Ness Hill Runners 01:26:00
8 Finty Royle FS Chorley ATC 01:26:40 1st Female
9 Nigel Royle MV Glasgow 01:29:41
10 Geordie Taylor MV Highland Hill Runners 01:30:30
11 Lina Dayne FV 01:31:19
12 Jon Royle MV Red Rose RR 01:38:21
13 Valerie Hamilton FV Ranish Hill Runners 01:51:57
14 Ella Corrick FS Ness Hill Runners 01:54:52
15 Stephan Smit MV SRAC 01:55:38
16 Janice Mackay FV Stornoway 01:59:02
17 Neil Macrury MV SRAC 02:06:01
Isobel Oakley FS Ness Hill Runners DNF

First lady Finty holding female winners stuffed trophy ‘Stormy’

First man Andrew Reeve cresting the big climb just after the zig zags on the way back to Urgha

Rhenigidale Hill Race

The annual Rhenigidale hill race will be earlier this year taking place on Saturday 11th May, race organiser Stuart Simpson has confirmed. The race will start at 1pm, runners should meet to register by 12.30pm in the car park at the start of the Urgha to Rhenigidale trail. It is an out and back route to Rhenigidale along the ‘Postman’s trail’. The distance is approx 7.5 miles (12kms), and there is over 800 metres of climbing.

The start point and route –

Cat A/Medium Hill race, so runners required to carry full body cover. Over18s only

Contact details:Stuart Simpson 07774398719/

Pentland Road Races 2019

What a great night we had on Friday for the 2019 Macleod & Macleod Pentland Road races, the sun was shining and there was no rain and little wind speak of. Both races had filled up two weeks prior to race day and there was a brilliant turnout on the night, 75 finishers in the 10k and 36 in the 5k. The good weather made for some fast running too with PBs all over the place! In the 10k there was a great battle between the men, with a front bunch of five forming and lasting for 5kms until John Hamilton and Robbie Idle showed great strength to pull away, it was a close finish but John just edged out Robbie for the win. Murdo Alex Mackenzie was then third over the line winning the battle of the SRAC lads, first vet was Jonny Pritchard with another fine performance to finish fifth overall. In the ladies race Katie Mackinnon had a really strong run finishing in just over 40min nearly a minute ahead of Marina Murray in second, with Martha Hamilton collecting another prize for the Hamilton family in third! Rachel MacDonald has a great run to finish first female vet and fifth female overall.

The 5k saw lots of rapid times too with the junior SRAC endurance squad dominating the prizes. Sam Greenslade and David Morrison were one and two with Sam just winning in a sprint finish in 17:31, David was two seconds behind. Nine seconds later Daniel Stewart finished third, great to see the boys all pushing each other to quick times! In the girls/ladies race Rachel Murray had a stormer to finish in 19:19, which is made even more amazing by the fact she is only 14 years old! Sophie Graham and Charlie Healey also both had really strong runs finishing second and third just one place apart overall.

A huge thanks to everyone that volunteered to be marshals, time keepers and the results team on the night (the results were online before anyone had even left the golf club, great work Peter!) it was greatly appreciated. Huge thanks to Macleod & Macleod Butchers for sponsoring the race again and suppling the amazing burgers and sausages for after the race, also thanks to the Golf Club for once again hosting us!

Pentland 10k 2019 Results
Pentland 5k 2019 Results

10K female prize winners

(Marina Murray 2nd, Katie Mackinnon 1st, Martha Hamilton 3rd, Rachel MacDonald 1st F40)

10k Male prize winners

(Robbie Idle 2nd, John Hamilton 1st, Murdo Mackenzie 3rd, Jonny Pritchard 1st M40)

5k Female prize winners

(Rachel Murray 1st, Sophie Graham 2nd, Charlie Healey 3rd)

5k Male prize winners

(Sam Greenslade 1st, David Morrison 2nd, Daniel Stewart 3rd)

What’s on?

Wacky Race 6, 31st Mar

– Scottish National XC Champs, Falkirk, 26th Feb

Wacky Race 5, 24th Feb

– Lewis & Harris XC Race 3, Castle Grounds, 12th Feb

Wacky Race 4, 27th Jan

– Lewis & Harris XC Race 2, Castle Grounds, 22nd Jan

SRAC Xmas Handicap/Wacky Race 3, Castle Grounds, 18th Dec

– North Distrcit XC Champs, Gordonstoun, 4th Dec

North Lewis 10k & 5k Ness, 4th Dec