Iain MacCorquodale and Marina Murray were rewarded for breaking the tape as first male and first female runner in the weekend’s WIIGA 5k.
Corky was the first to finish with a jet-heeled time of just 16:08. Marina crossed the line in overall 15th spot as first female with a very impressive time of 22:19. As a result of their blistering race pace, both were presented with prizes after the race.
The pair were two of 96, brave, or foolish, runners taking to the sodden tracks of the Castle Grounds in relentless driving rain.
The 5k, which snaked around the Lews Castle Grounds from the Castle Green, up past the college and back around the Creed, was to raise cash for the Western Isles participation in the Bermuda Island Games next year and was arranged by the WIIGA committee in partnership with Active Schools and Sports Development. Race organisers were thrilled with the turnout on a day where the heaven’s opened in incessant style.
Top 25: 1st - Iain MacCorquodale (16.08); 2nd - Connor Maclean (18.00); 3rd - Murdo Mackenzie (18.43); 4th - Jamie Sullivan (19.21); 5th - Roderick Gillies (19.29); 6th - Kyle Munro (20.20); 7th - Jason Guilmartin (20.37); 8th - Chris Mackay (21.00); 9th - Hugh C Mackenzie (21.15); 10th - Gary Maclean (21.17); 11th - Alastair Lockett (21.29); 12th - Donnie Macmillan (21.39); 13th - Andrew Smith (21.53); 14th - Rory Mighton (22.06); 15th - Marina Murray (22.19); 16th - Donald Mackay (22.28); 17th - Keith Bray (22.38); 18th - Kenneth Macsween (22.39); 19th - John Maclean (22.58); 20th - Eric Mackinnon (23.08); 21st - Alasdair Morrison (23.12); 22nd - Morgan Macleod (23.18); 23rd - Christina Macleod (24.14); 24th - Graeme Miller (24.18); 25th - Rebecca Munro (24.3).