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      Stornoway, Broadbay & Lochs news

A huge field of runners from all over Scotland – and beyond – made the Autoparts Stornoway half marathon, 10k and fun-run a mixed gathering on Saturday (25 May).

Even so, of the 166 half-marathon finishers, it was island-born Lewis MacAlpine and Muriel Macleod, both members of Stornoway Running and Athletics Club, who took the top two trophies in the keenly-contested event.

Runners from as far south as Bristol and as far north as Ness joined Dundee, Glasgow, Ramsbottom and Cambuslang racers in an event which was as competitive as it was enjoyable.

Muriel’s time of 1:27:44 earned her the first female, first local female and first team female trophies, while at 1:11:00 Lewis was first male and first team male, his team-mate Alasdair Elder taking first local male in 1:21:12.

Organising club SRAC said it was the first time since 2016 that club members had done the double, with both champions born locally and belonging to SRAC.

Running along a similar course, 10k runners were just as determined if perhaps less competitive. First female was Zoe Bates of Aberdeen AAC in 38.36 and Brian Scally of Stornoway first male in 38.42.

Full results can be found at  https://srac.org.uk/results/ and a full portfolio of pictures is at https://jamesthomsonportfolio.myportfolio.com/stornoway-half-marathon-10k-2024

The picture show Lewis and Muriel with their trophies after the event (Iain Mackenzie)