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Hailing the Hebridean Ironwoman’s brave attempt

Christina Mackenzie has stood on top of the middle step of the podium at cycling, triathlon and ironman events on more occasions than the humble athlete would ever allow herself to boast, but all that experience, all those gruelling miles, glorious honours and sporting experience was no help as she took on her greatest ever challenge – Lejog.

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The Heb Celt Cup is back in Leodhsaich hands after an epic penalty shoot out victory at Bayhead.  All Shinty pics courtesy of Colin Cameron.

Penalty joy for victorious Camanachd Leòdhais

A large crowd was on hand at Bayhead last Saturday to watch Camanachd Leòdhais and Uist Camanachd vie for the Heb Celt Cup in glorious sunshine. The sides could not be separated after ninety minutes and after a 1-1 draw, the match went to penalties.

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Bronze for Kara at British Summer Championships

Bronze for Kara at British Summer Championships

Kara Hanlon has been riding a wave of swimming greatness for some time. A hat-trick of gold medals at the Scottish National Open Championships was followed by FIVE medals in the choppy and testing waters of international sporting combat at the NatWest International Island Games.

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Double win for WIIGA girls in the triple jump

Double win for WIIGA girls in the triple jump

There were TV cameras filming every leap, every smile and every tear, photographers were rapid firing shots to capture every moment, but Mary Macleod and Heather Mackinnon won’t need the videos or the images to recall the night of Thursday, July 11th, under the Gibraltar sunshine.

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Stornoway Half Marathon report

Stornoway Half Marathon report

As Ewan Crawford wiped the sweat from his eyes and tried to focus on the last mile of the Stornoway Half Marathon he allowed himself a flicker of hope that he might be on pace to set a course record.

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Golfing fun in the Stornoway sun

Golfing fun in the Stornoway sun

Looking out from the clubhouse on yet another glorious evening, it seemed very appropriate that we were dining on a Mediterranean feast of tapas. The latest pop-up restaurant at Stornoway Golf Club once again showcased the skills of Paul Moorby.

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