Andrew begins marathon task

Andrew at the finish of the Lossiemouth half marathon.
Andrew at the finish of the Lossiemouth half marathon.

An Arbroath man who promised to run a monthly half marathon in a bid to raise money has completed his first challenge.

Andrew Muir will be taking part in the fund-raiser until October in aid of the special care baby unit at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

On Sunday, the 30 year-old, a former sociology lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, completed the Kinloss to Lossiemouth half-marathon of 13.1 miles.

And it was an experience Andrew will never forget.

He told the Herald: “This was my first competitive half marathon in an effort to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit and perhaps one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had. The atmosphere and camaraderie were fantastic.

“I was nervous on arrival, only because I was eager to do well for my charity and sponsors, but soon felt at ease as fellow runners offered their friendship and support.

“It was a fantastic experience, with great weather, lovely people and a scenic route and one that made me eager to do better in the next race.”

So far Andrew has been collecting sponsor money and has also been helped by several businesses, who sponsor his running kit.

So far he has received support from T-shirtprinting Ltd, Dundee; TAZA, Dundee; Run 4 IT, Dundee; Bellrock restaurant, Arbroath; Party Time, Arbroath; Richards Cuttings, Arbroath; Tracy Booth Sports Therapist, Dundee and Dundee Sweatshop.

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