The first cross country race in the Stornoway Running and Athletics Club season is tomorrow (Saturday December 15th) with a massive field of 255 entries.

Saturday's race one in the Lewis and Harris cross country series is sponsored by I A & C Maciver and Woody’s Express Parcels and will be photographed by Iain James sports photographers.

SRAC officials described the entry level as ‘outstanding’.

However, with such a large number of runners they need extra marshals and volunteers to help the event to run smoothly – that includes help with setting the course this afternoon (Friday) and marshal duties during the day tomorrow.

There’s a festive feeling to the run, with a Christmas hamper raffle and hot drinks including hot chocolate available after the run. The hamper raffle is in aid of club funds and the winner will be drawn on Saturday 22nd December after the club’s Christmas Handicap race.

You can contact SRAC to offer help with this weekend’s run via their Facebook page,

The second cross-country race in the season is on January 19th.