White Caterthun race helpers needed

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ORGANISERS of the White Caterthun Race, to be held starting in Brechin on March 12, are calling on support from local organisations and groups to help out on the day.

With an increased number of runners on the difficult 13.1 mile route this year, there is now a need for more race marshals and people to help out at the water points along the way.

The race follows B and C class tarred roads before heading cross-country, through the heather to the top of the 298-metre high White Caterthun before heading down, and back on to the road for the return to the finish line at Brechin High School.

There is also a more family-friendly 5k fun run aimed at runners aged 10 years and above.

The event is the brainchild of Brian McLaughlin and all the proceeds will go to Guide Dogs.

Brian said: “We’re delighted to have increased the number of runners this year but that means we could do with some extra help. If you are a Scout or Guide group, or maybe even a Rotary or Round Table club, and you can spare a few hours on March 12, we’d love to hear from you.

“You can call me for more information on 077252 59947, or e-mail bjmclaughlin@btinternet.com.”

For full information about the day’s events please visit www.whitecaterthunrace.org.uk and to register for the event please visit the Born2Run Webpage.

It costs almost £50,000 to support a Guide Dog partnership from the birth of the pup to its retirement aged about 10. Guide Dogs doesn’t receive any Government funding for this service so without the generosity of public donations wouldn’t be able to support the 4,500 Guide Dog partnerships in the UK.

Guide Dogs promises to supply every guide dog owner with a dog for as long as they need one. Some people may need six or seven dogs in their lifetime.