13 Jun

Skye’s The Limit

Skye Half

A record field of 400 will head to the Inner Hebrides for tomorrow’s Skye Half Marathon (14 June). Part of 'Celebrate Skye' week, the race starts and finishes at Portree, the island's capital, surrounded by stunning views of Ben Tianavaig, The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Raasay and the breathtaking Cuillin mountain range.

The undulating course has a steady incline from miles 8 to 11, before heading downwards into Portree towards the finish line. All finishers will receive a memento of the race and there are plenty of refreshments available courtesy of the local running club and local businesses.  There will also be a range of prizes for those placing as well as a special prize for anyone beating the course target.

Last year’s men’s race was won by Hugh Campbell with a time of 1.11.55, with Julie Doncaster first female home in 1.27.21.

The half marathon is part of the Heb 3 challenge which sees runners take on at least three of the five Western Isles and Skye half marathons - Stornoway, Harris, Benbecula, Barra or Skye - in one year.

For more info, visit the Skye Half Marathon website.