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Seumas Sets Sights On More Success

Sunday 9 July 2017


From Scottish newspaper Shetland News:


Seumas MacKay
Seumas MacKay back at the Clickimin track
following gold medal success in Gotland.
(Photo: Shetland News/Chris Cope.)

Seumas sets sights on more success

By Chris Cope
Saturday, 08 July 2017
Copyright © 2010-2017 Shetland News LLP

A TEENAGE athlete who won his first gold for Shetland at this year’s Island Games is targeting more success in national competitions.

Seumas MacKay’s thrilling performance in the 800m race was one of the highlights from the blues’ week in Gotland recently.

His time of 1.53.32 in fact placed him as the fastest 800m runner in Scotland for his age group by about three seconds, and the fifth quickest in Britain.

Not stopping there, the 17 year old’s time in the 1500m competition is also the best for his age in Scotland.

It’s all come with the added strain of having ME, or chronic fatigue syndrome, which means MacKay has to pace his training carefully or be threatened with debilitating tiredness.

Reflecting on his Island Games gold, the runner told Shetland News that he “wasn’t expecting to win at all” and, at the start of the year, didn’t think he would even make the final.


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