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Mother and son win 10k race at Brora Carnival Week Festival of Running


By Will Clark

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It was a double family celebration at the Brora Carnival Week Festival of Running as son Blair Mackay and mother Julie Mackay took the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the 10k race.

It was a mother and son win in the 10K. Blair Mackay, Portmahomack, lead the field in 33.47, while his mum Julie, Golspie, won the women's race in 44:14. Photo: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios
It was a mother and son win in the 10K. Blair Mackay, Portmahomack, lead the field in 33.47, while his mum Julie, Golspie, won the women's race in 44:14. Photo: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios

Blair, from Portmahomack, led the field to cross the line in a winning time of 33 minutes and 47 seconds.

His mother Julie, from Golspie, won the women’s race in a time of 44:14.

The Brora Carnival Week’s 30th anniversary Festival of Running took place at Fascally Park on Sunday.

It was the first time that the event took place since 2019 due to the impact of the pandemic.

A number of races took place during the festival along with main event in the 10k.

The event also included 3k and 5k races.

Among the winners included Euan Macleod who took gold in the 3k race.

The prizes were presented by Brora Carnival Week queen Ellie Kay.

The carnival week also saw other sports competitions take place through the week. They included the bowls competition at Brora Bowling Club.

Throughout the week, Ness Football Academy Training took place in Brora.

A county football competition took place yesterday morning and last night The Robert Macleod Memorial Cup was also scheduled to take place.

Earlier in the week, Brora Golf Course played host to a pitch and putt session as part of the celebrations.

Brora Rangers Social Club also played host to a pool competition.

Sport events featured heavily during the week long series of activities.

Brora Carnival Week opened with the crowning of the Carnival Queen on Sunday.

Ellie Kay (16) was crowned as Carnival Week Queen and Rachel Drain (11) as Princess.

Hannah Wilson (20) was also presented as Carnival attendant.

The trio made a spectacular arrival in a vintage Rolls Royce.


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