Ben Kenneth Hill Race

Winner Craig Mattocks from Sheffield

Winner Craig Mattocks from Sheffield

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Near perfect weather conditions greeted the 50 runners that participated in the Ben Kenneth Hill Race as well as the large crowd of spectators that turned out to watch the event.

Tidal conditions made it more difficult for both the swimmers and non-swimmers with the high tide meaning a much longer run and swim having to be undertaken by all the competitors.

The race was won by Craig Mattocks from Sheffield in a time of 35 mins 52 secs, second in last year’s race, but nearly 4 minutes slower than his previous time due to the more difficult conditions.

See this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out Thursday, for a full report and results.