The 9Th Rousay Lap Half Marathon
The sun shone a bit and the day was dry and warm for the 2017 Rousay Lap Half Marathon, held on Saturday 26 August 2017. This was the ninth annual event organised by Rousay Egilsay & Wyre Development Trust and we once again saw record numbers of participants. A total of 145 competitors took part, including 89 cyclists, 41 runners and 15 walkers, circumnavigating the island in near perfect weather conditions.
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The results for the cyclists were:
The results for the runners were:
The results for the walkers were:
Once again, based on overwhelming feedback taken at the end of last year’s Lap, the route was anti-clockwise around the island. The course is very challenging with some very steep sections, but all participants seemed to have enjoyed the day.
Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre Development Trust would like to thank Scottish Water & Tesco Stores, for providing the water, & Paula Campbell from Tesco’s Kirkwall store & Radio Orkney’s Kirsten Leonard for helping out on the day and the Rousay and Wyre Ladies RNLI Guild and Sarah Odling from the Pier Restaurant who provided refreshments and food after the Finish line raising funds for the RNLI.
A huge thank you goes once again to all the volunteer marshals as well as Matt Wigley for providing our first aid cover and the ambulance team for the use of the vehicle and finally for everyone who cheered the participants over the finish line for making the day such a great success!
Again this year we had cyclists and runners not only from Orkney but from as far afield as London, Aberdeenshire, Dundee, Liverpool, Kent and Sweden .
Next year’s race will again take place on the last Saturday in August, which will be the 25thAugust 2017! We look forward to seeing you all again next year, and hopefully the midges won’t be out in such large numbers on the finish line!