Monday, December 09, 2019
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Today  (Saturday June 11) the 2016 Isle of Skye Half Marathon was won by Hugh Campbell of Skye and Lochalsh Running Club with a time of 1.12.48.  He was one of more than 800 entrants in the race which saw runners take to the roads in and around Portree, with the traditional course reaching out toward Skeabost and Tote.

Taking second and third place respectively were Alastair Thurlbeck of Glasgow University Hares & Hounds with a time of 1.15.30 and Jeremy Rossiter of the Skye and Lochalsh Running Club with a time of 1.15.32.

The first female across the line was Ellie Buchan of Aberdeen Athletics with a time of 1.28.12.  She took 29th place.  The second female was Iona Craft of the Skye and Lochalsh Running Club in 40th place.

Around 200 other runners took part in the Fun Run.  After a performance by the Isle of Skye Pipe Band, those aged 5 and up started their race.  The prize-giving ceremony took place in Portree High School theatre.  Prizes were presented by local man, Douglas Strachan.

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