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.
Ben Race 2016 Important Information
Please read these attached links if you are running in this years Ben Nevis Race,
Grassy Bank Route Map Here!
Grassy Bank Rules 2016 Here!
Thanks to Amanda for photos of LAC runners (and friends) at Snowdon Hill Race Llanberis Wales on Saturday 16th July. Well done guys.
The weather forecast for the Glamaig race was not good, wet and windy, but at least it was warm rain. LAC as usual had a good turnout with 24 blue and white vests among the 108 starters. Finlay Wild continued his winning streak finishing in 00:47:17 ahead of Brian Marshall(HELP) 00:56:40 and Alec Keith(HBT) 00:58:07. Amanda Blackhall made it a double for Lochaber despite a nasty knee injury, Amanda was 1st lady finishing in a time of 01:12:14 ahead of Joan Wilson(Lomonds) 01:20:36 and Kirsty Yoxon(unattached) 01:23:04. Thanks to organisers and marshals on the hill (especially the lad up top) and Sligachan hotel staff. Result