BRG Challenge set to take place this month

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Entries for this year’s BRG Challenge are arriving in bundles from walkers, runners and cyclists keen to test themselves on the 17.5 mile popular coastal route.

The course begins at the Beach Café in Fraserburgh on August 23. Walkers will leave the beach at 10am following the scenic route along past the harbour towards the lighthouse and on through Broadsea before heading out through Sandhaven and Rosehearty. The coastal route then meanders on past New Aberdour and Pennan before arriving at the finishing line at Gardenstown’s Harbour where a selection of refreshments are on offer.

Runners leave the beach two hours later at 12 noon following the same route, with cyclists following at 1pm (cyclists finish at Bracoden School, just before Gardenstown). The quickest entrants in each group will arrive in Gardenstown at approximately 1:45pm.

This year is the eighth time the event has been run and this year’s event offers teams of two to four runners a relay option where the first runner covers six miles from Fraserburgh’s beach to Rosehearty Square; the second runner then covers four miles to the junction near New Aberdour; the third runner finishes at Mill Shore – a further four miles and the final runner completes the course approx 3.5 miles later at Gardenstown Harbour. Teams wishing to enter can enter on line via the BRG website.

Participants of all ages are invited to walk, run or cycle the course (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult). Online entry is encouraged and available at www.entrycentral.com/BrgCoastalChallenge.

Prices are £15 before the event, or £20 on the
day.