Half Marathon next week

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There is now just over a week to go until the Autoparts Stornoway Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run. The event takes place on Saturday 24th May. Entries are once again looking very healthy and a good turnout for all three races is expected, including a strong team from SRAC. Since winning last years Half Marathon SRAC’s Andy King has had major surgery to remove a tumour on his leg but is determined to once again complete the 13.1 miles to raise money for the Beatson charity. There is a link to his justgiving page on the SRAC website if anyone would like to support this inspirational runner. He may not win the race this year but just completing it will be a huge achievement!

Entry forms and online entry can be found at www.srac.org.uk. Online and postal entries close on the 17th May but entries for the Half Marathon, 10K and Fun run will be taken on Friday 23rd May in the cafe area of Stornoway Bridge Centre from 5.30 – 9.30pm. Entries for the Fun Run will also be taken on the morning of the race from 9.00 – 9.30 am but there is no entry on the day for the Half Marathon and 10K.

The Half Marathon starts at 10am from Lews Castle College car park, the Fun Run starts from the golf club car park at just after 10am and the 10K sets off from just beyond Cuddy point at 11am.

There will be a buffet and prize giving for all runners after the race in the Bridge Centre sports hall. There will also be a Ceilidh in the Golf Club in the evening featuring The 4 Macs, tickets will be available to all runners and their friends and family at race registration. To round off the weekend there will be a Sunday outing with mini-buses leaving the Golf club at 10am.

Stornoway Running and Athletics club are extremely grateful to have the sponsorship of local business Autoparts Stornoway. The event is also supported by Run4it, Tesco Stornoway, Lews castle college, MacKinnons self drive and Charles Macleod buthchers.

Motorists should be aware there may be minor disruption to traffic in the town area from 10am till approximately 11.20am.

Dog walkers planning on using the castle grounds on Saturday morning from 10am till approximately 12.45 are asked to please keep dogs on leads are there will be a lot of runners throughout the area during this time.

Stornoway Running and athletics club would like to thank anyone affected for their co-operation.