Runners at their best

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Personal bests were set at another well attended day of galloping around Ness for the annual North Lewis 10K and 5K races.

A huge turnout of 52 runners tackled the might of the North Lewis 10 where, breaking the tape first in the 10K was Murdo Mackenzie (SRAC) in 35:44 – just fractionally ahead of club mate Willie MacRury in a sprint finish (35:47). Coming home in third was Donnie Graham.

SRAC’s Alanna Goddard crossed the line as the first female runner in an impressive 43:18 which was more than three minutes clear of her nearest female rival, fellow SRAC member Ceit Stewart. In third place was Elly Fletcher in 48:01.

In the 5K there were 54 participants and the times set were as equally impressive. Crossing the chalk at top speed in first place was Mark Maciver in a quick 18:44. Coming in behind him was youngster Kyle Munro of SRAC in 19:40 and Scott Maciver took third spot in 21:20.

For the ladies the first home was SRAC’s Gemma Macritchie 24:41, second was Louise Henderson in 26:58 and Isla Budge in 28:03.

North Lewis 10K

Top 30: 1: Murdo Mackenzie, 0:35:44; 2: William MacRury, 0:35:47; 3: Donnie Graham, 0:40:53; 4: Norman Ferguson, 0:41:31; 5: Roderick Gilles, 0:43:04; 6: Alanna Goddard, 0:43:18; 7: Angus Murray, 0:45:01; 8: Toby Reynolds, 0:45:05; 9: Ruairi Macver, 0:45:41; 10: Ceit Stewart, 0:46:30; 11: James Mackenzie, 0:46:56; 12: Gerard Connelly, 0:47:18; 13: John Hilbride, 0:47:37; 14: Elly Fletcher, 0:48:01; 15: Katy Mackenzie, 0:48:57; 16: Craig Macleod, 0:49:54; 17: Murdo Morrison, 0:50:03; 18: Colin Tucker, 0:50:14; 19: Janet Reid, 0:50:33; 20: Diana Mackenzie, 0:50:42; 21: Amy Cunningham, 0:50:55; 22: Caroline Macdonald, 0:50:58; 23: Teddy Mackay, 0:51:00; 24: Alison Macleod, 0:51:21; 25: Ian Graham, 0:51:48; 26: Susan Macleay, 0:52:03; 27: Hamish Budge, 0:52:11; 28: Robert Emmott, 0:52:24; 29: Chris Ryan, 0:54:01; 30: Adrienne Stewart, 0:54:08.

North Lewis 5K

Top 30: 1: Mark Maciver, 0:18:44; 2: Kyle Munro, 0:19:40; 3: Scott Maciver, 0:21:20; 4: David Morrison, 0:23:42; 5: Steven Munro, 0:23:45; 6: Ruaraidh Stewart, 0:23:46; 7: Fergus Horton, 0:23:47; 8: Daniel Wright, 0:23:57; 9: Ewan Macleod, 0:24:40; 10: Gemma Macritchie 0:24:41; 11: Charlie Morrison, 0:24:47; 12: Ian Murray, 0:24:48; 13: Colin Macleod, 0:24:54; 14: Keith Bray, 0:25:07; 15: Charlie Horton, 0:26:34; 16: Louise Henderson, 0:26:58; 17: Isla Budge, 0:28:03; 18: Elizabeth Donner, 0:28:13; 19: Anna Flett, 0:28:19; 20: Karen Wright, 0:28:29; 21: Janet Murray, 0:29:04; 22: Katherine Matheson, 0:29:50; 23: Murdo Murray, 0:29:51; =23: Rachal Murray, 0:29:51; 24: Lyndsay Macdonald, 0:30:22; 25: Richard Henderson, 0:30:34; 26: Lewis O’Connor; 0:30:46; 27: Russell Smith, 0:30:57; 28: Amy Macritchie, 0:31:10; 29: Helen Macdonald, 0:31:26; 30: Eilidh Morrison, 0:31:50.