WIIGA 5K draws good numbers

The start of the WIIGA 5K.
The start of the WIIGA 5K.

THE Western Isles Island Games Association annual 5K fundraiser drew an excellent turnout of almost 70 runners, walkers and trotters to the Lews Castle Grounds last weekend.

Departing from Lews Castle Green at 12:30pm the pack of keen runners were there for both the race itself and also to help raise cash to support our athletes’ participation in the Natwest Island Games, this summer in Bermuda.

Willie Macrury broke the tape as the first runner home with a speedy race time of 18:08 which was more than two minutes ahead of second-placed Kyle Munro.

The first female runner across the chalk was Alanna Goddard with an excellent race time of 21:49.

Top 25:

1: Willie Macrury (18:08); 2: Kyle Munro (20:20); 3: Kenneth Macsween (20:25); 4: Chris Mackay (20:38); 5: Murdo Alex Mackenzie (21:04); 6: Alasdair Lockett (21:04); 7: Alanna Goddard (21:49); 8: Spike (21:59); 9: Marina Murray (22:23); 10: Scott Maciver (22:27); 11: Katie Macleod (23:26); 12: John Macinnes (23:36); 13: David Macdonald (23:49); 14: Lewis Macleod (24:10); 15: Keith Bray (24:19); 16: Jane Macinnes (24:32); 17: Alex John Morrison (26:13); 18: Murdo Maclean (25:43); 19: Graeme Miller (25:50); 20 = Orla MacDonagh (26:01); 20 = Calum Urquhart (26:01); 22: Rory Mighton (26:03); 23: Stephan Smit (26:05); 24: Neil Macrury (26:09); 25: Rhys Pritchard (26:13).

Race organisers would like to thank the following for their assistance in setting up the annual event:

Mairi Macsween, Lesley Graham, Jenna Stewart, Jim Warnock, Megan Macsween, John Emberson, Duncan Walker, Adrienne Stewart, Shuna Mighton, Donald Oz, Claire Scott, Agnes Mackenzie, Gavin Earons, Iain Morrison, Ron Mighton and Craig Morrison.

And also to Scottish water for providing the water at the finish, Strùpag and Stornoway Trust for allowing the event to take place in the Castle Grounds.