Edinburgh Labour Councillor for the Pentland Hills ward.
Convenor of Health, Social Care & Housing and Labour Group Deputy Leader.
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Wester Hailes Fun Run
3 Fun Run spectators in WH this morning
The resurrected Wester Hailes 5k Fun Run took place this morning. Organised and supported by Prospect Housing Association, Scorescotland, WHALE, WH Health Agency and the Community Council it was building on last year's event which unfortunately was badly affected by heavy rain. No such problems today though with a mild, dry morning. The 140 or so athletes set off from Hailes Quarry Park and made their way through Wester Hailes via the Greenway and up and round Clovenstone before sprinting for the finish back at the park. One or two serious runners but the real success of this event was the community, young and old, coming out and participating or supporting. Some may not be sporty or competitive but there was good family and community spirit, enjoyed by all. Did I run ? I hear you ask.... Well, I decided my talents would be best used as a steward so I was dispatched to help at the Clovesntone water station, handing out drinks to tired and thirsty runners. It was hard work, honest....