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Island Select achievements

Athletes from North and South Uist clubs are pictured after travelling with and competiting for the Island Select.

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A selection of WIIGA athletes, team managers and committee members alongside Craig anderson, Chief Executive of main sponsor The Scottish Salmon Company as the final squad for this summers NatWest Island Games were revealed.

Going for gold in Gotland as WIIGA squads revealed

In just a matter of months the Western Isles Island Games Association will jet into the arena of top class international sporting combat as they compete in the prestigious NatWest Island Games for the seventh time.

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Track and field season opens with a bang for SRAC

Track and field season opens with a bang for SRAC

Stornoway Running and Athletic Club rolled out the grass and track carpet to signal the opening of the new outdoor track and field season.

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scottish salmon extend wiiga games partnership

scottish salmon extend wiiga games partnership

The Scottish Salmon Company has continued its deal as main sponsor for the Western Isles Island Games Assocation ahead of this summer’s NatWest Island Games.

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SRAC open graded meet

SRAC open graded meet

The starter’s pistol will fill the skies above Stornoway this Saturday as the Western Isles local track and field season is set off with a bang.

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Rig cash boost for sports people

Rig cash boost for sports people

The Western Isles Development Trust (“WIDT”) has agreed to work with the Lewis & Harris and Uist & Barra sports councils to distribute the £60,000 fund donated to the WIDT by Transocean following the Transocean Winner oil rig incident near Dalbeg, Lewis last year.

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Mud, sweat and and smiles at Cross Country

Mud, sweat and and smiles at Cross Country

Incessant rain coupled with sticky, gooey mud which sucked the life and energy out of the legs can only mean one thing – cross country.

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Alex Murray Construction Cross Country Series winners

Alex Murray Construction Cross Country Series winners

11 categories encompassed seven separate races and a mammoth 209 runners from under-9 to seniors took to the swampy, sticky mud tracks of the Lews Castle Grounds at the weekend as the silverware curtain came down on the Alex Murray Construction Cross Country Series.

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Gotland plans kicking into overdrive now

Gotland plans kicking into overdrive now

Since throwing their sporting hat in the international ring of the NatWest Island Games, the Western Isles Island Games Association (WIIGA) have turned so many dreams into reality.

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WIIGA chair reflects on huge Island Games impact

WIIGA chair reflects on huge Island Games impact

There are just over 120 days now until the Western Isles sportsmen and women load up the chartered flight with their kit, gear and medal hopes and dreams for the 2017 NatWest Island Games.

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WIIGA 5K draws huge crowd

WIIGA 5K draws huge crowd

Stornoway Running and Athletics Club’s flying Frenchman Florent Schall was first runner to break the tape in the Western Isles Island Games Association (WIIGA) 5K.

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Guy Learmonth

Leaner and fitter Guy Learmonth chases another personal best

Guy Learmonth wants to start punching above his weight after shedding the pounds in a bid to muscle into the middle-distance elite.

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WIIGA fundraiser 5K takes place Saturday

WIIGA fundraiser 5K takes place Saturday

On Saturday (February 4) the Western Isles Island Games Association (WIIGA) are holding their annual Scottish Salmon and Galson Motors 5k fundraiser, in partnership with Car Hire Hebrides, in the Lews Castle Grounds Stornoway.

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Running 
in a winter wonderland

Running in a winter wonderland

More than 200 runners took on the winter whiteout of the Lews Castle Grounds for the second of three scheduled Cross Country races in the annual Alex Murray Construction series.

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Dizzy spell put brakes on

Dizzy spell put brakes on

For the first 4K circuits of the cross country course Stornoway Running Club ace Connor Maclean was making good ground and even better time.

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XC this TODAY

XC this TODAY

The second round of the three race Cross Country series will take place today (Saturday) in the Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway.

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Sponsor sought to support the 
talented athletics Island Select

Sponsor sought to support the 
talented athletics Island Select

Island Select manager Seumas MacTaggart admits the maiden year of the select provided a huge sense of pride and satisfaction as our young athletes shone against established athletics heavyweights from Inverness Harriers and Aberdeen AAC.

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Stornoway Running Club is well represented at Inter-Districts XC

Stornoway Running Club is well represented at Inter-Districts XC

A number of athletes pulled the famous red and gold Stornoway running and Athletics Club vest over their head for the weekend’s Inter-Districts XC.

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dip, dip hooraY

dip, dip hooraY

The 28th annual Flett Trek took place on Hogmanay with a large number of Stornoway Running Club members honouring the traditional Hogmanay dash and splash.

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SRAC ace confirmed to run for Scotland

SRAC ace confirmed to run for Scotland

Stornoway Running Club’s Connor Maclean will sawap the red and gold vest of his home club for the dark blue of Scotland after he was named as part of the national squad for the Celtic Nations XC event.

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