Final preparations were underway today as Skye was once again preparing to welcome hundreds of road runners to the island.
A record number of competitors, some 800, have put down their names for this year’s Skye half marathon and many taking part will be relieved that the recent heatwave type temperatures look set to fall.
The Met Office was predicting, “A rather dull and damp day with outbreaks of mainly light rain at times.”
However, with dry spells also expected and the temperature staying around 15-16 degrees C the conditions should suit most.
In the race itself two local men could be vying for the top spot. Previous four times winner and current record hold, Hugh Campbell is still likely to start as favorite. However, with an astonishing London Marathon time behind him from earlier this year Jeremy Rossiter, assuming he is fully recovered, could well be pressing for the top podium place.
The race starts at 10.30am from Portree High.