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Winton Trail Runs 2019

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Despite the dismal weather on Saturday, the Winton Trail Runs were full of fun. You can just see my yellow suit, bought specially since Marie Curie were one of the charities being supported.

Janis Ward, race co-ordinator, from Winton Castle wrote on Monday after the event:

Professional, entertaining and accommodating as always. Same time next year!!

Janis, it’s in the diary for you!

Wildfox Events book up for another year

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Dougie is delighted to be asked back to join up with the Wildfox Events team for their Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge on 22nd June and the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon on 6th July.

If you fancy some tough challenges this year, whilst helping some fabulous charities, these may be the ones for you! More information can be found at www.wildfoxevents.co.uk

A new client!

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We were delighted to be asked by Scurry Events to provide sound and compere services for their inaugural Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill 5K and 10K trail runs with a community festive fun run, the latter that helped raise over £800 for South Morningside Primary school and the Friends of the Hermitage.

Peter Ness, from Scurry Events, wrote the following day about Dougie:

Thank you again for your energies and top commenting skills on Sunday morning in the Hermitage. 

The feedback has been fairly overwhelming and it is great to pin a Hermitage event on to the map.

Thank you for asking us along!

Parkinson’s U.K. Causeway Coast Challenge 2018

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So wonderful to have received this last week:

“It was really great to work with you at the weekend too – all of the feedback from participants has been fantastic so far, and the atmosphere you helped to bring to the Start and Finish lines was a huge part of that. 

Staff have all been really positive too – there have been a lot of comments that announcers at events can often start to grate after a while, but the praise for you has been universally great as you managed to keep spirits up throughout the whole thing! “

Bill Newton

Parkinson’s UK

https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/events/causeway-coast-challenge

The weekend that was; looking forward to this weekend!

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What a great event! Nearly 1900 people raising money for Macmillan cancer support at their Rob Roy Mighty Hike last Saturday. The atmosphere was fantastic and a delight to be part of.

Louise Needham, from Threshold Sports (the logistical delivery partners for Macmillan Cancer Support), emailed the following first thing on Monday morning:

“Just wanted to drop you an email and say a huge thank you on behalf of Macmillan, Threshold and the participants for your amazing efforts on Saturday. I have attached a comment from the Facebook group and it is the first time across all 8 events I’ve seen feedback for the commentator so well done!”

Moving forward, this weekend we are off to Ireland for Parkinson’s UK Causeway Coast Challenge on Saturday before Dougie flies back to host the start line in Glasgow early on Sunday morning, and thereafter the finish line from midday in Edinburgh, for Cycle Scotland’s Pedal for Scotland. 10,000 people…bring it on!

The Cateran Yomp for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity: 54 miles in 24 hours!

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Dougie is off again in June to the beautiful Angus Glen for the sixth year in succession. Starting off the runners at 8am from the hub, based in Blairgowrie, he then heads up to The Spittal of Glenshee to welcome runners finishing the Bronze route, a total of 22 miles. Dougie hosts the fun and games together with David, his sound engineer, some bouncy apparatus for the kids to have their own challenge on the assault course or just bounce on the bouncy castle. Also present, as has been for the last five years, one of Dougie’s team of face artistes..better than face painters!

Those wishing a harder challenge go another 14 miles for Silver to be welcomed by Keith in Glen Isla meeting “Elvis” on the way or continuing all the way back to Blairgowrie to be greeted by Neil (an new addition to the event) between 12 midnight – 8am!

Yes, a total of 54 miles in 24 hours, all in aid of charity. Fancy it?

https://truegritevents.com/portfolio/the-cateran-yomp-abf-the-soldiers-charity/ for all the information

A great event, for an awesome charity, tackled by serious competitors.

Made in Chelsea..in High Wycombe for The Rifle Run!

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A great day despite the wintery conditions at E.J. Churchill for A.B.F. The Soldiers’ Charity’s very first Rifle Run.

So many lovely people taking part including corporate partners Lloyds of London & Lloyds Banking Group.

Hats off to Rupert Riley for being the top individual fundraiser with over £1000 (and still counting) and The Pony Tails a fabulous group of horse riders for being the top fundraising team at over £1450.

Starting the whole event off were the Libbey brothers including “Made in Chelsea”‘s Ryan Libbey. Naturally a wee photo opportunity had to be done!

I look forward to working with the team again on 9th June for  another year at The Cateran Yomp:

https://www.soldierscharity.org/events/the-cateran-yomp/

The Stroke Association’s Resolution Run: the Glasgow Green edition!

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It was another fantastic event on Sunday at Glasgow Green for The Stroke Association with their second Scottish Resolution Run. Officially the U.K.’s largest Resolution Run, so many of all ages took part raising money and awareness to help The Stoke Association. As ever Dougie and his sound engineer David were present to provide commentary and entertainment.

The Stroke Association March 2018Thanks to Ian Jacobs, official Stroke Association photographer, for the “in action” snap.