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NOT EVEN tor­ren­tial rain on Satur­day July 25 could keep the Lis­more sports and raft race from get­ting off to a blaz­ing start.

Eight rafts com­peted at Salen Bay this year and the com­pe­ti­tion was stiff.

Strap On won the adult’s race, cruis­ing in at first place to beat 13-man be­he­moth, Rum­ble.

The Re­lief of Lis­more sailed grace­fully into last place, blam­ing an elec­tri­cal fault. The prize for the best de­sign went to Lit­tle Black Dress and the best named adults raft was Blood, Sweat and Beers.

The chil­dren’s race was won by Loch Bent Ramp from the Mac­Don­ald clan, which also won best de­sign, and the best named raft was Mr Speedy.

The af­ter­noon heated up as the field and heavy events got un­der way.

The over­all win­ners of the day in the adult class were Rob­bie Cook and Leanne Beat­tie, and prov­ing that the ap­ple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Rob­bie’s chil­dren Fionn and Katie Cook were the over­all win­ners in their classes, with Calum MacNa­mara com­ing in to tie with Katie for points.

The Ju­bilee Tro­phy for the most points over­all by ei­ther the North or South end of the is­land was won this year by the North.

All of this was just a warm-up for the main event - the North/South tug of war.

Both sides per­formed like cham­pi­ons, but the win­ners, once again, were both the men and women from the South, led by Iris MacColl.

The chil­dren’s tug of war was won by the North, so the South se­niors may have their work cut out for fu­ture years.

The com­mit­tee would like to thank ev­ery­one who had a hand in or­gan­is­ing a great day.

PRETTY IN PINK: Caitlin MacColl shows off the face paint­ing tal­ents of Mar­cia McDon­ald, who raised £53 for sports day


ARM IN ARM: young­sters en­joyed a three-armed race,

in­stead of a three-legged race

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