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St Magnus Marathon, 5k and 10k portfolioThe St. Magnus Marathon took place on Sunday (2nd July) with over two hundred runners taking part in the Marathon, 10k and the 5K race. With the main race setting off from outside the St Magnus Cathedral and finishing at the Birsay Hall. This is the second time the race has been held and is growing in reputation amongst the serious runners. Its the furthest north marathon run in the UK. North Isles Sports portfolioThe North Isles Sports Day this year was held in Sanday who provided splendid hospitality only the North Isles know how to provide. This is very much a once a year community get together for the North Isles but with the added spice of competition and fierce competition at that,but with a difference........Friendship. Friendship is interwoven throughout this annual tryst which makes the North Isles Sports Day a one of a kind event.New friends are made and renewed, young and old mix, plenty of encouragement a blend of good old fashioned values which to mind is the most modern of attributes any community big or small can boast of to which the North Isles have in abundance. Track and field Athletics, Football, Netball and of course the now famous Tug o' War all was competed for in a wall of sound from the North Isles supporters. However the real story from the Sports day came from the smallest of the competing Islands.....Papa Westray. For the first time in the 68 years of the games history Papay won the Relay race. A huge achievement by any standards given that Papay has only about 60 of a population. Remember what I said about old fashioned values? They suddenly where laid out bare in a display for all to see as the whole crowd went wild with delight for the Papay Relay Team as they realised just how big a win it was for the small island. The North Isles Sports day event is an occasion to cherish and hold dear to everyone who lives in the North isles.
Orkney GB Octopush portfolio Orkney Island Games squad portfolioThere are off or very nearly. The 2017 Orkney Island Games squad met at the St Magnus Cathedral steps for photographs prior to them heading off to Gotland in a few weeks time.