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.”
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.”