VIDEO: Linda Norgrove 10k

It was another great success as the Linda Norgrove Foundation 10k in Uig, Lewis, attracted over 90 entrant – with many more running across the globe to raise funds in aid-worker Linda’s memory.

“We had another great turnout with participants under the age of one to 80plus and with that perfect combination of smiles and good company,” said event organiser Kirsty Wade.

And they're off - competitiors take thier first steps in the Linda Norgove Foundation 10k last Saturday.

And they're off - competitiors take thier first steps in the Linda Norgove Foundation 10k last Saturday.

Husband and organiser Tony continued: “It was a great community effort with so many people helping with home baking and stewarding; Rhona Merritt’s fab artwork for the t-shirts and the Grillburger for the generous donation of water. It is very humbling what people are prepared to do!”

The Lewis event took place on Saturday, October 5th and saw participants running and walking 10k around the Valtos peninsula. First male across the finish line was Inverness runner Jonathan Macleod in a time of 37minutes 38seconds; and first female was Peigi McKellar, Harris, in 43minutes 7seconds.

But there were also ‘Linda Norgrove 10k’s taking place elsewhere – including 50 participants in Washington DC; couples in Perth, Banchory and Canada, and around 20 people – from Liberia, Senegal, Togo, Ghana, Germany, Chile, Tajikistan, America, Ireland and Scotland – running at Silver Beach in Liberia.

“Thank you to everyone who made the effort to come over to Uig or take part wherever you are in the world!” added Kirsty, “It was really lovely to be involved.”

More photos of the Linda Norgrove Foundation 10K inside, page 38.