With over a week to go, event organisers Tay Fitness Events have posted online that the 700 places have all been taken. This is the highest number to date, growing year on year (now in it’s ninth year). Come along and cheer in the picturesque village of Killin on Saturday 24th August. You can even request your favourite song to be played!!
”A massive thank you to you both for your work on the Great Glen Challenge on Saturday! You really were a trooper keeping the energy going not only with a small group of participants, but also in the challenging and every changing weather conditions!Denise Yeats, Bespoke Events Manager, Parkinson’s UKPhoto courtesy of Ed Smith Photography
We have had some great feedback from the participants, many of them commenting on how the personal touch you brought was really nice.
Through True Grit Events, we are delighted to have been chosen to provide entertainment and an uplifting atmosphere at the Crisis 10k on Sunday 13th October.
More information about this great charity can be found here: https://www.crisis.org.uk/about-us/scotland/
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!
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
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!
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! “
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!
Absolutely delighted to be booked in for the only Scottish date in the Macmillan Mighty Hike series on 1st September.
More information about the event can be found here:
Hope to see you there!
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.