How to go from ‘zero to hero’ for Angus Rotary Marafun

Forfar Road Runners on their 'zero to hero' campaign for the Angus Rotary Marafun.
Forfar Road Runners on their 'zero to hero' campaign for the Angus Rotary Marafun.

Forfar Road Runners have again pledged their support for this year’s Angus Rotary Marafun on May 25 by launching their “Zero to Hero” programme for would be participants.

The club has been a strong supporter of Marafun since its inception in 2002 and their “zero to hero” programme, which started on March 10, is aimed at supporting would be fun runners as well as encouraging more people to join their club.

Sandra Pattie, committee member said: “Our club members are delighted to be involved with this year’s Marafun and we are always looking for new members to join the club. Whether you have some experience of running or none at all we are here to help with training and advice.

“I am sure there are many people out there who would love to participate in the Marafun but are perhaps unsure where to start. Forfar Road Runners has launched our “Zero to Hero” programme to help would be runners reach their goal of running the Marafun.

“Our programme is suitable for anyone new to running and for experienced runners alike. We can also help experienced runners wishing to increase their distance by building a training programme specifically for them. Anyone interested can join our programme by coming along at 6.30 p.m on Monday evenings to our gathering at the Reid Park, Forfar. We meet through the arch via access from the top of Reid Park Road. There is a bench at the top of the stairs where everyone gathers. For more information readers can contact David Webster on 07546 365103 or”

Rotarian Paula Elvin, Director of Astute Ltd. handed over a T-shirt to Sandra bearing the new Marafun Logo designed by Forfar Academy pupil Duncan Low.

Paula said: “I am delighted Forfar Road Runners should be the first recipient of our new Marafun logo which incorporates a runner’s footprint alongside the Rotary International wheel.”

Dave Valentine MBE, Marafun Convener added: “We have received invaluable support from Forfar Road Runners at each of the six Marafuns held since 2002.”