Stornoway Running and Athletics Club found a way for runners to maintain their social distance while getting their fix of competition running yesterday (Saturday 11 April)

Nearly 60 runners turned out for the SRAC Virtual 3k, run by individuals and family teams on the roads closest to their own homes, from Barvas to Aignish and from Europie to Marybank.

There were even two runners from much further afield – taking part in the event in Horsforth in Leeds and Shap in Cumbria.

Fastest on the day was 14-year-old Charlie Morrison from Barvas, posting a time of 10 minutes and 24 seconds, with 15-year-old Rachel Murray of Cross Skigersta not far behind on 10:58.

Just as impressive as the age range of the runners – the youngest was just five years old and the oldest 73 – was the imagination on display as runners designed their own bibs and event colours for the virtual run.

An SRAC organiser posted on Facebook today: “Huge well done and thanks to everyone that took part.

"It was great to see the effort some of you went to with the bib numbers, face paints etc.

"If we have somehow missed anyone out then please get in touch and we will add you to the results.

"As you can imagine it was a bit chaotic pulling the results together.”

Pictures show some of the runners and their creative race strips, paying tribute to an extraordinary race in unprecedented circumstances (SRAC).