Major sporting challenge event set for Lewis

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A new super challenge is due to take place on Lewis this summer organised by The Leanne Fund to mark 10 years of service to support people with cystic fibrosis.

The Tiumpan 20/20 challenge is a 40k duathlon race from Lews Castle in Stornoway to Tiumpan Head, at Point, and will take place on Saturday August 15.

The 20k run and 20k cycle is a single or team event and will take participants through Stornoway, all the way to Tiumpan Head lighthouse where runners will transition to their bike and cycle back to Lews Castle.

Chrisetta Mitchell, development manager of The Leanne Fund, said: ‘The Tiumpan 20/20 challenge is a new and exciting event for us and we hope to see lots of sign-ups.’

Prizes include one for the participant or team member who raises the most in sponsorship, who will win two Loganair return flights.

Ms Mitchell added: ‘’We are really grateful to Loganair for their generous donation which we hope will inspire competitors to raise even more for individuals affected by CF.’