North Lewis races

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The wintry December weather didn’t dissuade a huge number of runners, keen and otherwise, from taking to the roads of Ness this weekend for the annual North Lewis 10K, 5K and Fun Run respectively.

A new 10K course record was set by the irrepressible Connor Maclean, who once again proved to have lightning in his trainers, as he galloped around the testing route to finish in a phenomenal time of 34:17.

Hot on his heels were his Stornoway Running and Athletics Club team mates Murdo Mackenzie 35:23 and Willie MacRury 36:27.

First veterans home were Alasdair Dunlop in a time of 38:03 (Men’s Veteran M40) and Ross Munro 40:34 (Men’s Veteran M50).

The female runners were also in impressive form during the 10K, with Peigi Mackellar first past the post in a time of 43:25.

Following her were Alanna Goddard on 45:49 and Lisa Weir, 48:39. Women’s Veteran F40 was Margaret Douglas 42:24.

The 5K race was also well represented, with yet more blistering race paces being chalked up.

Crossing the chalk more than a minute and a half before anyone else was Michael Macmillan 18:52.

Next home was 13-year-old Kyle Munro on 20:20, and he was followed by Ali Walker on 21:29.

Steven Munro 23:55 (Mens Veteran M40), and Ian Mackenzie 29:37 (Men’s Veteran M50) were home first among the more experienced male runners.

The ladies too chalked up some good times – with Jane Macinnes 24:22, Ellie Maclean 25:33, Gemma Macritchie 26:17 taking the female first, second and third spots respectively.

Women’s Veteran F40 was Christina Macleod, who clocked 29:36 and Women’s Veteran F50 was Donna Smith on 37:32.