Over the past 2 weeks we have had several people taking on amazing challenges to help us raise money to find cures…

Largs Fun Run at 30

A team from NS Design (who so beautifully built this website) took part in the 30th anniversary of the Largs Rotary’s 30th annual 10k fun run at the beginning of the month. It needs to be noted that the winner was none other than Paul Elliott of NS Design, who along with his colleagues Gary Ennis and Matt Skelton was sporting one of our running tops, and got a brilliant time of 37 minutes 17 seconds – what a result! Thank you to the NS guys for their support. They are collectively running as far as they can for us this year, aiming for 500km, and raising as much money as possible as they go!
Check out the photos and write up. Congratulations Paul!
Largs Rotary 10k - Paul Elliott

Etape Caledonia – an 81 mile cross country cycle in the highlands!

We had 8 people take the plunge and sign up for this epic challenge, however on the day only 3 managed to take part, so in the first instance, hats off to those three: Douglas Burns, Kenny Martin and Alan Oliver.

All three of our cyclists completed the course, although it is safe to say they have not been back on their bikes since.

We think that everyone will agree that the most exciting bit about this story is the fact that Douglas Burns beat Chris Boardman’s (former racing cyclist who was awarded an MBE for his services to cycling) time by THREE MINUTES!! He may have stopped to sign autographs on the way, but Douglas is taking the well deserved credit!

To date these three brilliant supporters have raised £1,320 and rising – thank you so much guys, we very much appreciate your hard work and training…it paid off in the end!
If you would like to donate to show your support, please click on the links through one of their names to get to their Just Giving pages: Alan, Douglas and Kenny.
Etape Caledonia Our guys mingling with other competitors              Etape Caledonia (1) Alan and Kenny at the end – still smiling!

GTC Funding Neuro 10k, Strathclyde Country Park
Our race started at 10:30am from the water-side of Strathclyde Park Water Sports Centre, with 156 people taking part – 190 signed up but we have a funny feeling the weather put some off! The route saw participants run right round the loch and then double back out along the straight to a turning point, before heading back towards the Water Sports Centre for the final 2k dash.

For several participants it was their first ever 10k! It was a great route for beginners, the bonus being the lack of hills involved, but still a tough run and not for the feint hearted.

We are absolutely delighted with the turn out and the success of the event, and with how well the running club newbies got on! Thanks to them for their hard work and training, and for all the kind comments we have received:

Would just like 2 thank everyone who was involved in organising the 10k run it was my first 10k run ( when I was finished said it was my last ) I would also like 2 thank the guy who took the warm up I thought that was a great idea as I’m bad for not doing a good warm up so thanks for a great day see u next year xx
I enjoyed the race today. Well done, everyone: organisers, volunteers, supporters and participants.
Cheers for organising another great event and thank you to all the marshals for being so enthusiastic
Thanks very much for a great event! Is there anything you can do about the flies next year….. Think I swallowed one or two!
Great Event today, I ran with my mate who was doing his first 10K on his Oscar style blade, will definitely be back next year. I have marshaled at many events in my time, but today is my turn to say thank you to them all, and to those runners who took time out to give words of encouragement to my big pal and I towards the end, and to the crowd at the finish line. Was a first time distance that he wont forget I think, thanks guys n gals.

Our grateful thanks goes to Alan Kennedy who bent over backwards to get this event off the ground, and hopefully secure our place on the annual running calendar.

10310622_10152152407558174_2443750473282693189_n The warm up         10313978_10152152409998174_621386732481896384_n (1) The race!

Thanks also to Glasgow Triathlon Club who helped to organise and provided bodies for assistance on the day, Virgin Active, Hamilton who provided some goodies for the bags, as well as agreeing for Jonny to come along to conduct the warm up – which went down a treat – Makro, Glasgow kindly donated all the water for the goody bags and the water station at 5k, Tunnocks donated the caramel wafers, Sweatshop Glasgow did the numbers, Emma gave much needed sports massages at the end, and last but not least the marshals and all other volunteers gave up their time to help with registration, manned the route, shouted encouragement to the runners, and generally helped out where required.

To have a look at all the photos go to the facebook page.

We could not have done it without you all – thank you very much!!

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