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Inspired Will In Top Form In Edinburgh

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It’s a few weeks past now, but on the 26th May local resident Will Wright joined 27,000 people at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. This is Scotland’s biggest running festival and attracts runners from all over the world, from beginners right through to elite international athletes. “It was a last minute entry into the marathon as… »

Records Broken and Stories of Achievement On A Windy Island

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Tiree 10k and Half Marathon ~ By Will wright This was to be the first ever Tiree Half Marathon, and the 8th edition of the Tiree 10k – the 2013 event was definitely the best yet. 13.1 miles for the Half Marathon, 6.2 miles for the 10k: over 200 people lined up on the beach… »

Tiree 10k Scorcher

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There is little doubt that Tiree is the sunniest place in the UK – that fact was proved with Tiree getting the highest UK sunshine hours in April and May this year – 270 hours in May! The Tiree 10k weekend was one of the hottest with temperatures up into the mid thirties. So it… »

Health Matters – To Run Or Not

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Exercise is bad for you. It’s something I’ve heard a lot on the island recently, and I can see why. However, not exercising is worse! We have worried about exercising too vigorously since the time of the Ancient Greeks. The messenger Pheidippides ran 150 miles in two days when the Persians invaded at Marathon in… »

Tiree 10k 2011

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On Saturday 30th April the annual Tiree 10k Fun Run took place in glorious sunshine with plenty of local residents and visitors taking part. There were 173 runners and walkers altogether including Power Pushers and Kids Fun Runners. Once again the Tiree Pipe Band started everyone off along the beach and provided a great setting… »

Tiree 10k 2011

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Only a couple of weeks to go before the Tiree 10k is here again. Saturday 30th April will see runners and walkers of all ages and abilities take to the roads to complete the 10km course; which starts on Sorobaidh beach and continues down the road to Hynish and back. As usual there will also… »

The Year In Review

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Looking back at 2010 shows that the year started quietly. The main topic of conversation which divided opinion on and off the island, is the proposed off-shore wind farm, now known as Tiree Array, which caused heated debates and which I am sure will continue through this year too. February saw the appointment of a… »

Tiree’s Scottish Champion

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Not many of us would want to even think about it let alone actually do it, and on hearing about it we may think a degree of insanity was required, but there’s no doubt that for someone to not only take part but to win requires dedication and stamina. On Saturday 11 September Will Wright… »

Tiree’s own Ironman

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I’m sure many of you will have seen Will Wright whizzing around the island on his bike in recent months! Well all his hard work and dedicated training paid off last weekend when he completed an Ironman distance triathlon with an amazing time and competition placing. The event was held in Nottingham at the National… »

Running The New York Marathon

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Matt Updates Us On His Memorable Day Did you enjoy it? Upon reflection, very much so; at the time, mixed emotions were felt! The course took us through the 5 Boroughs of New York: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. To be honest, my recollections are a bit hazy but some of the… »