Heritage Centre fundraiser attracts hundreds

Fun run entrants: and they are off. picture: Alison Kennedy
Fun run entrants: and they are off. picture: Alison Kennedy

Organisers of a fun run held last week to raise funds for Fraserburgh Heritage Centre were blown away with the amount of entries the event attracted, raising over £1200 for the Broch attraction.

Speaking to the Herald, Gillian Cardno-Strachan of Fraserburgh JogScotland said: “We were totally over wellmed with the response from the public. So much so that we were 100 medals short so we have had to order more and will get them delivered to all who didn’t get one on the night. Its not ideal but what a fantastic problem to have.”

Gathering crowds: Fun run entrants gather at the Heritage Centre to embark along the coastal path. picture: Alison Kennedy

Gathering crowds: Fun run entrants gather at the Heritage Centre to embark along the coastal path. picture: Alison Kennedy

In total an unbelievable 255 people took part in the fun run making it a possibility that it will become an annual event. Gillian continued: “The response from the local and surrounding community shows the support to the Heritage Centre and Jogscotland and we can see no reason why this couldn’t be an annual event.

“The heritage centre has a perfect location for such and event and it gave us an opportunity to use the stunning coastal path along Broadsea, which on a lovely summers night showcased the Broch at its best.

“We had a great mix of people who had a wide variety of abilities. People took part in 3k,6k or 10K and we also had some walkers taking part in the 3k and some even had prams and toddlers.”

Commenting on the support for the Heritage Centre, Gillian added: “We are delighted that we will be donating £1000 to the heritage Centre which along with the kids stall takes our nights efforts to well over £1200.”

Taking instructions: Gillian Cardno Strachan gives entrants their instructions. picture: Alison Kennedy

Taking instructions: Gillian Cardno Strachan gives entrants their instructions. picture: Alison Kennedy

If anyone from the surrounding area is interested in joining jogscotland and was unable to attend the registration evening on Tuesday August 23 they can email Gillian at gillianutopia20@yahoo.co.uk. Jogging groups start the following Tuesday, August 30 with a beginners, intermediate and advanced groups available there is something for everyone. Gillian added: “It’s a great opportunity to have a wee bit of company on a Tuesday night for your jog and have some fun at the same time.”

Go: Joggers head off for the 6K run

Go: Joggers head off for the 6K run

Fun run entrants: Another group get ready to set off on the 3K route. picture: Alison Kennedy

Fun run entrants: Another group get ready to set off on the 3K route. picture: Alison Kennedy

Runners: Charlie Noble and Graeme Clark pictured in the Heritage Centre before the fun run. picture: Alison Kennedy

Runners: Charlie Noble and Graeme Clark pictured in the Heritage Centre before the fun run. picture: Alison Kennedy

Registration: Crowds gather within the Heritage Centre to register for the fun run. picture: Alison Kennedy

Registration: Crowds gather within the Heritage Centre to register for the fun run. picture: Alison Kennedy

Fun run entrants: Linda Paterson and Velinda Barclay are pictured in the train carriage while Demi Garden and Stacey Barclay take pole position up front. picture: Alison Kennedy

Fun run entrants: Linda Paterson and Velinda Barclay are pictured in the train carriage while Demi Garden and Stacey Barclay take pole position up front. picture: Alison Kennedy

Young joggers: Demi Garden and Stacey Barclay enjoy the Heritage Centre attractions before the run. picture: Alison Kennedy

Young joggers: Demi Garden and Stacey Barclay enjoy the Heritage Centre attractions before the run. picture: Alison Kennedy

Community support: the support for the Heritage Centre and JogScotland was overwhelming. picture: Alison Kennedy

Community support: the support for the Heritage Centre and JogScotland was overwhelming. picture: Alison Kennedy

Rising to the challenge: Lesley Morgan and son Danny Masson are pictured with Martin Wisely before the run. picture: Alison Kennedy

Rising to the challenge: Lesley Morgan and son Danny Masson are pictured with Martin Wisely before the run. picture: Alison Kennedy