Best wishes to Aileen Duncan today on her special birthday from all at LAC.
Aileen on Creag Meagaidh birthday walk.
Aileen at the Inn
Aileen having a Party
Winter League 2016 – 2017 *** Please Note The Change To The First Winter League Race*** Due to unforeseen circumstances the Canal Bank Race Has been changed!
Winter League 2016 – 2017
*** Please Note The Change To The First Winter League Race*** Due to unforeseen circumstances the Canal Bank Race Has been changed to “Braveheart Race” Details will follow Soon!
For all you eager beavers out there please see this year’s Winter League Calendar Here!
Hi there folks! just a quick note to let you know that our Club membership October 2016 To September 2017, will be available online click Here to join.
Lochaber Athletic Club/Jog Scotland Christmas Dance
7.00 for 7.30pm Till Late
Friday 2nd December 2016
at Alexandra Hotel Festive Meal then Dance the Night Away with “Mardi Gras”,
Tickets are £32 per person and can ONLY be got at sientries.co.uk until,
Midnight Monday 28th November 2016 as to give final numbers to hotel.
Numbers are capped at 130 so get in quick if you don’t want to miss out.
To book your tickets click here !
Eddie’s 32nd Half Marathon 2016 (New Route & New Venue).
Entries Extended to Midnight Friday 4th November 2016
SCOTTISH ATHLETICS PERMIT EVENT
Sunday 6th November 2016 starting at 12 noon, Lochaber High School, Camaghael, Fort William PH33 7ND
Registration at NEW Venue: Lochaber High School, Camaghael, Fort William PH33 7ND,
FROM 9.30am To 11.00am ON 6th NOVEMBER 2016, where you will be given your race number. The event is hand timed, so you must wear your number on your front and keep it visible during the race and particularly at the finish.
Please note the race will start at NEW Venue Lochaber High School, Camaghael, Fort William PH33 7ND, The race will be run on a public road for the first mile and a half and then runners will be directed onto the foot/towpath of the Caledonian Canal at Banavie. Runners will then follow the Canal foot/towpath for approximately 5 miles. Runners will then be turned and directed to follow the same route back to the start at Lochaber High School. The Canal foot/towpath is a good surface to run on but it is not a tarmac surface. The surface is a rolled lime surface. Runners will also require to run on the left at all times to ensure they pass each other easily and safely. A route map will be uploaded to our website (www.lochaberac.co.uk) in due course.
There will be one water Station covering the route at Approximately 3 miles on way out and 9 miles on way back.
Extensive Prize List for all age groups
Showers, teas/coffees, and biscuits free of charge
Special Eddie Campbell Medal for all competitors
ALL ENTRANTS MUST BE 17 OR OVER ON RACE DAY
Race capped at 250 entries
All entrants must be 17 or over on race day
Entry Cost £22.00 for (non Sal members), £20.00 for ( Sal members).
*** There is NO Entry on the day for this race, it is Online Entry Only And Entries Extended to Midnight Friday 4th November, and those that have entered, Registration is between 9.30AM and 11.00AM on race day***
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY AND NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE PERMITTED BUT ONLY UP TO MIDNIGHT 28TH OCTOBER 2016 AND MUST BE DONE THROUGH Si ENTRIES. ANYONE WHO HANDS THEIR NUMBER TO SOMEONE ELSE WITHOUT USING THE SUBSTITUTION PROCESS THROUGH Si ENTRIES WILL BE BANNED FROM FUTURE EDDIE’S HALF MARATHONS.
Declaration – I declare by ticking and entering that I am physically fit and fully understand that I enter at my own risk and that the organizers shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury which I may suffer. I will be 17 years of age or over on race day. I agree to abide by the rules of Scottish athletics and any instructions given to me by the Police, race organisers or any marshals.
All runners MUST read and tick declaration
SO to Enter Eddie’s 2016 Half Marathon, click below
Race Contact: -Niall MacBeath <[email protected]>
Marvellous!! describes how well this hill race was. The previous day the weather was awful but the drive round to the Resipole campsite was warm and sunny. Eighteen LAC runners made the trip making up almost half the entrants, the route was what most hill runners enjoy, rough terrain, boggy ground, steep climbs and no clag. Westerlands Robert Simpson won the race by a margin but Lochaber’s John Yells done well to finish 2nd. Other Lochaber prize winners were Lyndsey Shaw 2nd lady, Mick Tighe 1st v60 and if your not that good be the oldest, Ray Murdoch picked up the spot prize. The event organised by the local community to support Ewen’s Room certainly excelled with the course well marshalled and marked (even a barking dog to guide you to the summit), the use of facilities on the campsite, with excellent post race catering in the marquee. Thanks and well done to all.
Votes needed! LAC’s funding bids for the Kid’s Emirates trip (£800) and LAC/ Ardnamurchan Kid’s Coaching (£500) have made it to the ‘public voting stage’ in the ‘Your Voice Your Choice’ participatory budgeting opportunity. Please see the attached bid posters.
We need votes! Please pass it on to LAC/ Jog Scotland members, friends and family in Lochaber!
Public voting will commence on the 12th September 9am through to Sunday 18th September 11.45pm. Voters can place votes in the library (there will be assistance with on-line voting there), by post or on-line. The link to the on-line voting will be found on the Voluntary Action website from 9am on Monday 12thSeptember www.valochaber.org/yourvoiceyourchoice2016/ You can also download a postal voting form from the site or pick these up at the library, Highland Council Fort William Service Point or Voluntary Action Lochaber, Claggan Fort William.
It is up to LAC to get as many people voting for our bids from Monday September 12th. The bids with the most votes up to the money available will get the cash! You have to be resident in Lochaber to be eligible to vote.
Hi just a wee note:-
Christmas Dance Friday The 2nd December 2016 in Alex hotel -how much and how to book will be announced -please keep this date free would be lovely to see as many people there as possible.
Dufftown Games 30th July
Lochaber runners did really well in the Ben Rinnes hill race with Es Tresidder winning in a time of 02:04:08, Andrew Barrington was 3rd in a time of 02:04:50, Pawel Cymbalista 02:24:06 (9th) and Robert Maclean 02:40:04 (27th) also took part in a field of 73 entrants.
Killin Games 3rd Aug.
Colin Donnelly pushed the much younger local Stephen Rawlinson all the way on the Sron A Chlachain hill race but had to settle for 2nd place. Colin finished 43secs. behind in a time of 22mins 56secs. Ray Murdoch finished in 41:42.
Newtonmore Games 6th Aug
A magnificient LAC seven took part in the Creag Dhubh hill race. Good performances from John Yells and Richard Macleod led the more experienced Ali Kennedy, Niall Macbeath, Ronnie Turner, Susan Jane Ross and Ray Murdoch to the finish. Result
Straiton Fun Day
The small Ayrshire village hosts a sort of mini games with events like,”fling the wellie”, “throw the handbag”, walking football and the Craigengower hill race for adults and kids. The weather was ideal for the day with the kids enjoying the sideshows and ice cream (available at £2.50 as opposed to £4.00 at other highland games venues, take note vendors!!). As for the hill race, juniors and adults started together with 25 completing the full hill. (no results yet). Ray Murdoch finished in a time of 30mins 38secs and Irvine runner Ian Macmanus continues to make the effort despite his 3 score years and ten + four. Well done to the organisers, great day.