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Skye half-marathon achieves champion status

AN EVENT that owes its existence to friendly pub banter more than 30 years ago recently achieved championship status.

The Scottish Salmon Co Skye half-marathon will this year host the Scottish Athletics North District half-marathon championships with 1,000 runners expected to turn up to take on the punishing 13.1-mile circuit in June.

The Skye half-marathon began in 1984. It started with a group of people who happened to be sitting in a pub during Skye Week. They were asked to come up with a community event that would attract visitors to the island in June.

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