Salmon farmer spon­sors Skye race

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THE Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany is to spon­sor the 2017 Isle of Skye Half Marathon. The race, on June 10, has been a reg­u­lar fix­ture on the run­ning cal­en­dar for more than 30 years, and takes in views of Ben Tianavaig, the Old Man of Storr, Isle of Raasay and the Cuillin moun­tain range.

Mark Crowe, race di­rec­tor, said: ‘To have the sup­port of the Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany means we can re­alise our am­bi­tions and open up the Isle of Skye Half Marathon to 1,000 run­ners for the first time.

‘Now more peo­ple than ever be­fore can ex­pe­ri­ence the half marathon on our beau­ti­ful is­land. We have seen the event grow hugely in pop­u­lar­ity over the last 30 years, with many peo­ple trav­el­ling from all over the world to take part.

‘The Isle of Skye Half Marathon is a real com­mu­nity event and with­out the help and sup­port of lo­cal peo­ple and busi­nesses like the Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany we wouldn’t be able to grow the event to where it is now.

‘We are look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany to of­fer en­trants the best ex­pe­ri­ence pos­si­ble this year.’

Craig An­der­son, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany, said: ‘We are proud to be spon­sor­ing the Isle of Skye Half Marathon. We are com­mit­ted to play­ing an ac­tive role in the com­mu­ni­ties where we work and live, and are pas­sion­ate about pro­mot­ing health and well­be­ing.

‘The Isle of Skye Half Marathon is par­tic­u­larly spe­cial to us as the start and fin­ish line is just a few min­utes away from our own site in Portree.

‘As one of the world’s most scenic and chal­leng­ing races, we are look­ing for­ward to be­ing in­volved in this year’s event and are pleased to work with the race or­gan­is­ers to help it grow fur­ther and open it up to more en­trants than ever.’

Above: Alis­tair Dan­ter, of Skye Events, with the SSC’s David Tay­lor and Mark Crowe, race di­rec­tor

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