Community spirit shines through for Peterhead Running Festival

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Over 300 runners took part in the sixth annual Peterhead Running festival last month.

Sponsored by a number of local fishermen, around 150 runners participated in the Masson Glennie Half Marathon and around the same number took part in the MB Plant 5K.

Chairman of Peterhead Jog Scotland and organiser of the festival, Stephen Bruce, described the day as “a real community event”.

He said: “It was a really successful day with runners from as far afield as London taking part.

“I was delighted to see the local Peterhead and Buchan communities coming out and getting involved.

“We had marshals from Peterhead Scouts, Sea Cadets and Air Cadets and the St Fergus Community Association organised the water stops for the half marathon,” said Mr Bruce.

“We got some great weather on the day which really helped showcase the countryside and views around the local area.

“There were a lot of good runners taking part in the race but also many participating in the festival for the first time.”

Mr Bruce added: “As chairman of Peterhead Jog Scotland and organiser of the festival I was delighted with how the day turned out and with the community spirit on show throughout.”