Highlands & Islands

Isle be back: Endurance event returns in revamped format

The Heb - Race on the Edge Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer

Dozens of endurance athletes have taken part in a new race event on the Western Isles called The Heb - Race on the Edge.

Held over the weekend of the 3 and 4 September, it challenged entrants to cross 118 miles (190km) in sections by cycling, running and kayaking.

It included stages on the islands of Benbecula, North Uist and South Uist.

The Heb is a revamped version of The Hebridean Challenge, a multi-sports, multi-day race last held in 2009.

Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer
Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer
Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer
Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer
Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer
Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer
Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer
Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer
Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer
Image caption Part of the race was held at Lochmaddy near Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre and Museum's Mosaic Fish sculpture
Image copyright Durty Events/Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer

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