Selkirk fund runners have a heart

Heart Attack Hill Run: Winners, Kevin Fairburn (1st Male) and Vicky Forbes (First Female).
Heart Attack Hill Run: Winners, Kevin Fairburn (1st Male) and Vicky Forbes (First Female).

ATHLETES from in and around the Selkirk area have been pounding their home terrain for the last two and a half years in a valiant effort to raise funds for local charities.

And last weekend it was the turn of the British Heart Foundation to benefit from their exertions.

A total of 31 runners and walkers plus a couple of quad bikers set off from the Corby Linn car park, close to the Rugby Club, before taking to six miles of hills, including Peat Law and Foulshiels, for the inaugural, and aptly named, Heart Attack Hill Run.

The weather on the day was lovely, although the going did become rather muddy in places.

Local man Kevin Fairburn came home first in one hour and four minutes, while Vicky Forbes, also Selkirk, led the ladies in 1.06.

Other prizes were awarded for various efforts at the prize giving at Selkirk Cricket Club and £170 was raised for the British Heart Foundation.

Prize winners: male winner, Kevin Fairburn; female winner, Vicky Forbes; first couple, Martin and Fiona Murray; longest detour, Fiona Miller and Louisa Lightfoot (quad bikers); first male walker, John Black; first female walker, Hazel Jack; first couple (walking), Andrew and Maureen Duncan; oldest competitor, Alan Hulme; youngest competitors, Lily McKenzie, Emma Duncan.

Go to www.facebook.com/selkirkfundrunners to find out more about the club’s activities.