Wee Winter Run – Sunday 16th February

Wee Winter Run – Sunday 16th February 2014

The Wee Winter Run route has been checked and is free of storm damage (in the form fallen trees) and the woods are muddy (as usual) but not waterlogged. This is the 8th running of this annual bit of off-road fun and we hope to see you there.

The run officially starts at 11:00 but there is an earlier start at 10:45 for people who expect to be out on the course a bit longer.

The route is marked with Tesco’s Value flour and a wonderful team of marshals to keep you going in the right direction.

TIME : 10:30 for prompt 11:00 start

DATE : Sunday 16th February 2014

PLACE : Meet behind Cherrybank Inn, Glasgow Road, Perth

START : About ¾ mile from Cherrybank up Necessity Brae

DISTANCE : Approx. 4.75 miles

PARKING : Available in Low Road by Inn

No entry fee or prizes it’s a club fun run.

Afterwards adjourn to the Cherrybank Inn where you can purchase hot  drinks/food (they start serving at midday). Please, no dirty shoes in pub.

Come and give it a go, it’s great fun and really good for your core.

Jean Wainwright Salver 2013

This year’s winner, Pete Ritchie was presented the award by Robin Wombill. Please read his speech:

” I’ve known this runner since I joined the club and I’ve never seen them give less than 100% at every race they’ve entered. If they didn’t get the result they wanted it wasn’t for lack of effort on their part, it was just how it went on the day. Once, just once, I managed to beat them at the Aviemore Half Marathon – at the time they were waiting for heart surgery !

This year they’they’ve completed: two marathons in Scotland, Cape Wrath in the far northwest and Moray in the northeast. one in Wales at Snowdonia and one in Melbourne Australia plus the ultimate Scottish challenge – the West Highland Way race. About five weeks after this I was marshalling at Dundee and saw them thundering down the road towards me in the half marathon – I still had trouble walking five weeks after my West Highland Way effort ! I think Jean would agree they’re a worthy recipient of this trophy and I’m really pleased to be able to present it to Pete Ritchie. Finally, I’ve just found out that Pete nipped down south and ran a marathon in Manchester last weekend.”