The Scottish Islands Peaks Race is entirely volunteer run, and not-for-profit. Here’s our current organizing team:
Alison Macdonald has been part of the SIPR organising team for almost as long as it’s been going. She deals with a lot of exciting things, like runners entries, marshalling the marshals, the bank account, dinner tickets, and a whole myriad of other things we can’t begin to understand, but we’re most grateful that she sorts the very daunting issues of race insurance and the tome known as our event plan. You’ll find her running the skippers registration table in Oban, taking your times on Mull, and marshalling on Arran.
Sarah Macdonald has been part of the SIPR team since she was 3 and sleeping under the kit check table; now she can be found at the kit check table making sure all your gear is in order. During the race Sarah is the Oban team leader, and you’ll also find her on Mull and at Troon taking your times, and answering questions and posting on social media. Throughout the rest of the year Sarah deals with the skippers entries and the awards dinner and ceilidh, which she has also been expertly emceeing of late.
Toben Lewis got roped onto the SIPR team when it became apparent he could stumble his way through building a website. He’s now responsible for the maintenance of our site, deals with both the social media and the skippers entries, designs the yearly merchandise, and organises the awards dinner and ceilidh. He’s the Troon team leader, and you’ll also see him on Mull and at Oban reg (usually cursing at trackers or timing spreadsheets).
Running Advisory Committee and Sailing Advisory Committee
We are currently putting together these two committees to add experienced and wide-ranging input into the race rules, operation, etc. It is important to us that each committee has representatives from every race Class, and from race veterans as well as those relatively new to the race. If you feel you could contribute in this manner, please do get in touch with us. We envision this will only consist of one or two meetings a year, potentially online if geography is an issue.