Gearing up for BRG Challenge

This year’s BRG (Broch, Rosehearty, Gamrie) Challenge takes place on Saturday, August 25, when walkers, runners and cyclists descend upon Fraserburgh’s beach ready to participate in the the 17.5-mile long course.

The popular course, as well as taking participants along the stunning Buchan coastline, through Fraserburgh, Rosehearty, Sandhaven and Gardenstown, will also be raising monies for local charities.

The course begins at the Beach Café on Fraserburgh’s beach promenade and ends at Gardenstown, where participants will be met by a range of well-deserved refreshments.

Participants of all ages are invited to walk, run or cycle the course (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).

Walkers will leave Fraserburgh beach at 10am, followed by the runners at 12pm and the cyclists at 1pm.

Chairman of the Fraserburgh Business Association, which is behind the BRG Challenge, John Maitland said of the event: “The BRG Coastal Challenge is always a great day, enjoyed by everyone. Our on-line enrolments this year is proving popular once again and we expect increased participants entering.”

The main sponsor for this year’s event is again local house-builder Colaren Properties, with en-route refreshments provided by Lidl.

Entry to the event costs £15 online at www.brgchallenge.co.uk or £20 on the day.

Last year’s event raised £1,000 which was split between FISSH (Fraserburgh area Initiative for Swimming, Sport and Health) and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Johnny Beedie was last year’s fastest walker, completing the course in 3:33:30, with Stuart Mutch (running) completing it in 1:59:55.

Jayne Watt and Graham Clark (relay team) completed the BRG Challenge in 2:20:29, and cyclist Joel Robertson completed the course in just under one hour with a time of 0:59:58.