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Autoparts Stornoway Half Marathon, 10K & Family Fun Run
and 'The Fastest School In the West'

Saturday 24th May 2014

Online Entry open now

or download entry form as pdf or doc

Start of Race

Race Organiser

Jason Laing
The Gatehouse
Grimersta estate
Isle of Lewis
Scotland

HS2 9EJ

jason.laing@care4free.net

Autoparts Stornoway Half Marathon

The Stornoway Half Marathon is no ordinary race. We offer a superb course, the second half of which is off-road, around the beautiful wooded grounds of Lews Castle. Runners who wish to return to the mainland on the Saturday may do so on the afternoon ferry to Ullapool, although there is now also a Sunday sailing. There are also Sunday flights from Stornoway to the mainland. For those who want to stay for the weekend, we offer a ceilidh dance on the Saturday night and the opportunity to relax in Hebridean fashion on the Sunday. Why not try something different and come to Scotland’s north west fringe for a very special race package.

The Courses (click here to view map)

The course is partially on gravel paths and is unsuitable for wheelchairs. The route will be marked at one mile intervals. From the start at the Lews Castle College, the first half of the race continues through the main street in Stornoway town centre, and then onto Lower Sandwick bay and back towards the Lews Castle Grounds, which is an "off-road" section run on gravel paths. The section of the route up Willow Glen has two narrow bridges. At the first one, the path is narrow for approximately 40 metres. From then the drives through the grounds take over and pass the Lews Castle, through the woods and past the Creed Lodge. At this point runners briefly exit the "grounds" onto the Harris road, and turn left onto the Arnish road and then re-enter the "grounds". Runners follow down the river and along the shore road to the finish at Porters Lodge arch. A detailed map of both the half marathon and fun run courses can be viewed by following this link.

The 10K starts on the Shore Road beyond Cuddy Point, follows the shore road to Porters Lodge, turns left up past Golf Club clubhouse and joins the half marathon route at Lews Castle.

There will be marshals at all key points around the course, please follow their directions and observe all route markings around the course.

Registration

Entry by post, online or at registration in the Stornoway Bridge Centre on Friday 23rd May between 5.30pm and 9.30pm. Entries will be acknowledged by email, if you do not have an email address please include with your application a S.A.E.

No Half Marathon or 10K entries will be accepted on race day.

Fun Run registration will take place on Saturday morning between 9.00 and 9.30am as well as on Friday evening 5.30 - 9.30pm.

The Starts

Half Marathon starts at 10am at Lews Castle College
10K starts at 11.00am in the Cuddy Point area
Fun Run starts at 10.15am at Porters Lodge

Changing

Male changing and shower facilities are available at side entrance to the Golf Club.

Female changing and shower facilities will be at the Bridge Centre.

Baggage Storage

Bag storage point will be beside Porters Lodge in the Golf Club car-park.  Please put all baggage into the plastic bag and attach a label with you race number and name on it.

Ceilidh

There will be a Saturday evening Ceilidh for Runners and friends and family of runners, venue and band TBC.

Hebridean Information

This link will take you to a comprehensive list of Hebridean Web sites - including links to sport, travel and tourist information web sites

Travel Telephone Numbers

Ferry Operator Caledonian MacBrayne 01851 702361 www.calmac.co.uk
Ferry Central Reservations 08000 66 5000
Flybe 0871 700 2000 www.flybe.com
Highland Airways 0845 450 2245 www.highlandairways.co.uk
Visit Hebrides, Stornoway 01851 703088 www.visithebrides.com

Medals and Trophies

Medals will be awarded to all finishers in both races. There will be awards for first, second and third males and females, winning team, male and female veterans, and the first local male and female runners.

Half Marathon Categories:

1st, 2nd and 3rd male
1st, 2nd and 3rd Female
1st, 2nd and 3rd Male Vet40
1st, 2nd and 3rd Female Vet35
1st, 2nd and 3rd Male Vet50
1st,2nd and 3rd Female Vet45
1st Male Vet60
1st Female Vet55
1st, 2nd and 3rd Local Male
1st, 2nd and 3rd Local Female
Winning mens team (all team prizes decided by the combined times of the first 3 runners from each team)
Winning ladies team
Halfway prize

10K Categories:

1st, 2nd and 3rd Male
1st, 2nd and 3rd Female
1st Male Vet (any runners over 40)
1st Female Vet (any runners over 35)
1st Local Male
1st Local Female

Winning team (best combined time of the first 3 runners from the team regardless of gender)

Please note only one prize will be awarded per runner, eg if a V40 runner finishes 2nd they will be awarded the 2nd place trophy and the first V40 outside the top three will receive the V40 prize.The only exception to this will be the local prizes which will be awarded even if they have won another trophy.

Veteran runners will receive the awards in their own category only, so even if a V45 finishes ahead of a V35 they will receive the V45 trophy.

Course Records

Male: Adam Eyrie-Walker (HBT) 1hr 08 57 (1990)
Female: Jane Robertson (Ayr Seaforth) 1hr 21 00 (1990).

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday 25th May!!

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Hebridean Three-Race Challenge

The Stornoway Half Marathon forms part of the Hebridean Three Race Challenge. Runners who take part in three out of five Half Marathons; Stornoway, Benbecula, Isle of Skye, Isle of Barra and Isle of Harris will receive a special commemorative memento, and there will be team and individual prizes across the series. If you want a change of scene, you couldn’t do better than to sample these scenic atmospheric races. Follow this link for more details of the Hebridean 3-Race Challenge

GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY THE RUN

Route - Fun Run

 

2013 Half and 10k Report

Half, 10k and Fun Run Results (pdf)

Spike's Half Video on You Tube

Bill Ferguson (North York Moors AC) Half Race Report

Start of Race

 


2013 Overall Result Looking towards the finish from Gallows Hill
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