Competition experience for SRAC

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A 15 strong SRAC squad made the most of the last of the early CalMac Sunday ferry sailings that have been running for two months of the Summer, to head to Inverness on a day trip for one of the Inverness Harriers’ local events on the first weekend of September, and compete against many of the best athletes in the North.

It was a beautiful day and after an 8am departure from Stornoway and a minibus trip, the athletes arrived in Inverness at just after midday for a busy 4 hours of athletics action before heading back for the evening ferry.

First up were the 800m races and in the U13 girls’ race, Kirsty MacLean in her debut season ran a superb race to clock 2:47.19, and smash her PB by over 11 seconds.

That set the tone for her fellow SRAC middle distance runners who all had a great day. U15 Daniel Stewart also ran a very good PB of 2:34.66 in the B race, and in the A race, U17 Alasdair Binns really went for it from the gun and was rewarded with a PB of over 3 seconds, as he finished second, running 2:13.68.

U15 David Morrison chased Ali home all the way, finishing in 3rd and breaking his own PB by a second and a half – his new mark of 2:16.54 seeing him ranked 45th in the country.

There was also plenty of SRAC action in the field and 2 of our U13s were very much leading the way with good performances in the Long Jump.

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