Tracy and Fraser Paterson travelled to Stirling to take part in this festive 10km run, all in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (R.N.L.I.). No times were taken although a clock was available if you wanted to check your time. You can read Tracy’s report below. Well done to both for their efforts for this wonderful volunteer emergency service.
Tracy said: “Fraser and I participated in the RNLI Reindeer Run, on Stirling University Campus. Very cold temperatures and driving wind and rain fortunately didn’t put off too many people, and most had great fun traipsing through the mud whilst donning T-shirt, antlers and a red flashy nose. The course runs along the scenic Stirling University campus (one loop for the 5km and 2 loops for the 10km), mostly on grass, which had turned to boggy marshes following Saturday’s torrential rain. Fraser had sensibly purchased some trail shoes, which held him steady on all terrains, whilst most everyone else slipped and slid along the muddy grass. My lack of preparation was illustrated in the loss of both trainers in the mud at around 4km. Next time I shall remember to replace the elastic laces for proper ones. All in the run was scenic, fun, and raised funds for a great cause.”