The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Runners still put the miles under their feet
Runners in Skye have raised more than £13,500 by completing a half marathon.
The Skye Half Marathon was due to take place last weekend but, due to the pandemic, has been postponed until October 31.
With organiser Skye Events pushing a month-long initiative to raise money for Skye Community Response, many participants decided to complete their own run for the cause on race day.
Amy Macnab, from Portree, completed her first half marathon in June 2016 and said running has been
“A nod to a weekend that should have been”
her “sanity ” during lockdown. The 35-yearold said: “Growing up on Skye meant that the half marathon weekend was always memorable.
“I hadn’t done any kind of planned training for the half, knowing early on that it wouldn’t be taking place. But with my usual six runs a week I decided to give the route a whirl at the weekend and see how I got on. It was really just a nice wee nod to the weekend that should have been.”
Skye Events is working to raise money for Skye Community Response, a volunteer group supporting residents during the pandemic.
A total of 112 teams have now completed more than 45,000 miles, raising more than £13,500. Sam Crowe, race organiser for Skye Events, said: “The scheme been a really huge success on the island.”