Connor Maclean is a national champion

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A 22-strong squad from Stornoway Running and Athletic Club raised their game as they excelled at the Scottish Age Group Championships .

Leading the way was 16-year-old race ace Connor Maclean who capped of an amazing season by sprinting onto the podium with a national title at the championships held in Aberdeen at the weekend.

He struck gold and became the Scottish U17 Boy’s 1500m champion with a typically strong piece of dominant front running as he ran away from the rest of the field.

Fellow SRAC team mates, Michael MacMillan, also 16, and 15-year-old Andrew Horne also came home with highly prized medals.

Michael who has been in fantastic form over 800m this season and ranked the number two U17 in Scotland, took bronze in the boy’s U17 800m.

In a tactical race he tucked in behind the leader, and attacked on the final 200m with his customary gutsy sprint finish.

Young Stornoway sprinter, Andrew Horne had been in great early season form and had qualified for the Scottish National Schools Finals sprints finals at Hampden over 100m and 200m in June with a great chance of a podium finish.

However an injury on the day robbed him of the chance to compete.

He showed great character in working his way back from the injury over the last two months, and got his reward at the weekend, running a great final to take a fantastic bronze in the Boy’s U15 200m.

The whole squad - from the youngest of 10 to the oldest of 17 - took their performances to new levels across all the events – from sprints, hurdles, jumps, and middle distance to throws.

There were numerous PBs, finals, and top 10 finishes - a remarkable achievement, and a club performance that shows the strength of athletics in Lewis and Harris.