Health & Fitness fair set for success

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PETERHEAD Jogscotland promise a September day of fun, fitness and friendly faces.

Members of Peterhead’s thriving Jogscotland are looking forward to their first Running Festival and Fun Day which is set to take place on September 11 and hope that the community come out in force and support the new event.

Chairman Stephen Bruce hopes that the community goes along and take part in the days activities, which certainly has something for everyone.

“This year we’ve gone all out, it’s great to have Shell and Eventscotland (providing Legacy funding) onboard as our main sponsors, which makes the day possible.”

Paul Bush OBE, chief operating officer at EventScotland, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the first Peterhead Running Festival and Fun Day as part of the Games for Scotland event programme.

“The event epitomises what the programme has been designed to accomplish: inspiring and motivating people to get active and engendering pride around Scotland’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

“The event will provide the people of Aberdeenshire with the opportunity to participate in a range of sports activities and discover the benefits of an active lifestyle. We look forward to working with the Aberdeenshire Council and Peterhead Jogscotland on what promises to be a fantastic event.”

Stephen continues: “We had the half marathon last year, but this year we’ve added a lot more events and are hoping that the members of the public come along and find out more information on staying active in the community and as a result, become more healthy.”

Everyone who goes along to the Health and Activity Fair which will be held in a large marquee opposite the Football club is automatically entered into a free prize draw for a brand new bike.

Some of the stalls attending include, Jogscotland themselves, as well as Diabetes Awareness, Active Aberdeenshire and Peterhead Football Club Youth and Community Coaching.

Run4it Aberdeen Scotland Large Running Shop will also be offering special bargains on the day

For the runners, the Peterhead half marathon kicks off at 11.15am, entry via born2run.co.uk or peterhed jogscotland website @peterheadjogscotland.com, the Shell 5k Run, jog or walk takes place at 11.30am again entry is via born2run.co.uk or Peterhead Jogscotland website.

Children can take part in the Shell School Fun Runs which begin at 10am and are split into class groups, the school with the most children per percentage of school role will receive £200 towards sports equipment.

Primary 1-3 will run 400 metres, primary 4-6 800 metres and primary 7, and academy years 1 & 2 will run 1200 metres. The free event is open to all children and participants will receive a medal and a goodie bag.