New record set at Westside 10K

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For the second year in a row the course record at the Westside 10K was smashed as the athletes cranked up the quality for the annual run.

Having been set by William MacRury in 2014, his fellow SRAC and WIIGA team mate Michael Macmillan took the record for himself by taking two seconds off the record.

The teenager crossed the line in a very impressive 36.20.

Close behind in 36.32 was William MacRury with Murdo MacKenzie third in a time of 38.15 to take all first three-places for Stornoway Running Club.

All 3 athletes represented the Western Isles in the 2015 International Island Games held in Jersey.

John MacAskill from Harris was fourth in 38.37 to claim the honours in the Male 40+ veteran category with Westside Runners Donnie Graham breaking the 40 min barrier with a time of 39.49 for the 1st local male prize

First female for a fifth time was Marina Murray from Point with a course personal best time of 44.38 with second and third place going to Westside Runner Caroline MacDonald and Alison MacLeod from Ness respectively.

First female 35+ was Adrienne Stewart and first local female went to Laura Stewart from Bragar

A new course record was also set in the 5K by 14 year old Scott MacIver from Stornoway with a winning time of 19.24 with veteran Ross Munro second in 21.37 and 12 year old Aodhan Finnegan from Scalpay third in 22.42.

Full results and list of prize winners in both runs are available on the web site.

The Westside Runners club wish to thank everyone that gave of their time to help with catering, water stops, marshalling, timekeeping, photography etc to make the event possible and all the local businesses who once again generously donated raffle prizes. Plus all the participants of both the 5K and 10K