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The Tiree 10k

tiree_10k_2On Saturday morning there must have been a groan of apprehension as for the first time it looked like a wet and windy day for the 10k Fun Run.

However, there was a spirit of determination in the air, the rain was not going to dampen enthusiasm or spoil the day. Indeed not, the Tiree 10k 2009 turned out to be a fantastic success with record entry numbers and course records beaten in many of the events. A day that called for great physical strength and stamina was met with the determination to succeed. Congratulations to all those who took part and who made it such an enjoyable day.

10k_runnerIn the 10k Run the winning time was from a young man from Mull. Stuart Greenway travelled over on the day and having cycled to Crossapol he went on to race and win with an incredible time of 31 minutes 49 seconds. First back for the ladies was Joyce Salvona from Lothian Running Club in a time of 43:39. First locals back were Stuart MacLennan (45:15) and Sarah Holliday (51:33).

The walkers as always completed the 10km course in great style, with several of the walkers raising money for charities while also training for the Edinburgh Moon Walk. You may also have spotted a shark walking the course, and would have certainly heard the fantastic Tiree Pipe Band who marched the whole 10km course.

Rain, wind and crying babies. Not a great combination you might think. Never to be put off though, the Power Pushers pushed all the way to Heylipol Church and back to An Talla. Great determination from the pushers and the pushed, well done.

10k_bride_groomAnd finally the Family Fun Run and the Under 16s race. It’s always encouraging to see so many young people taking part, especially on a wet day when it’s tempting to stay indoors. This well attended race was won by Jack Straker. Well done to all the runners, with the fastest run coming after the finish towards the chocolate fountain! As always the day was made possible with the help of many volunteers and sponsors. Thank you to all the people who backed the event with such enthusiasm. The best reward is to see so many people enjoying an event on Tiree that has been made possible by local support.

This year the Tiree 10k had over 200 people taking part. Including a bride and groom, a shark, The Tiree Pipe Band, athletes, firsttimers, fund-raisers, the young and the old. Congratulations to everybody who took part and made it a record breaking day. The 10K Family Dance was, as predicted sold out. A great night out was enjoyed by islanders and holiday makers alike.

Tiree 10k & Fun Run

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Saturday 23rd May from 1pm at An Talla

Get your running shoes on – It’s the Tiree 10k & Fun Run 2009!

  • Kids Fun Run along Crossapol beach
  • Under 16’s Run around the loop to Balinoe beach
  • 10km Walk
  • 10km Run
  • The Power Push

And in the evening there is the fantastic Family Dance
at An Talla with TRAIL WEST
Doors open at 8pm, bar opens at 9pm

Enter in advance or on the day. Entry forms and information available from
School Library, Business Centre and www.isleoftiree.com

If you are not taking part please come along and cheer on all the runners and walkers.
Alternatively volunteer as a marshal. Give Will a call if you can help out.

If you have any questions or comments about the event
please call Will on 421.
The event uses public roads which remain open so participants are encouraged
to observe normal Highway Code rules. Drivers please be aware there will be runners
and walkers about on the roads from 1pm till 4pm

Which event should I enter?

  • Kids Fun Run – For kids aged under 13, but parents are welcome to join in too
  • Under 16’s Run – For ages 13 to 15 inclusive
  • The 10k Walk and Run – For ages 16 and over
  • The Power Push –You can be any age. You just need a child in a pram. No age limit on child!