The local Committee of Mòd nan Eilean Siar 2011 are delighted to announce their latest fundraising event! A 5k event will take place on Saturday the 25thSeptember 2010 in Lews Castle Grounds in Stornoway. This means those interested in participating have eight weeks to start a fitness programme in preparation for the event. The Mod 2011 Challenge, which has been running since January will come to a conclusion at the end of August, and this is the perfect opportunity to keep the momentum going in the run up to the Caithness Mod! If you are a choir member and want to ensure you fit into that kilt inCaithness, this is the ideal fitness solution for you! The Committee were encouraged to organise the event due to the ever increasing popularity of 5k’s across the islands, and indeed across the country.
“Mod nan Eilean Siar 2011”
Participants can walk or run round the 3.2 mile course and there will be live entertainment for folk as they cross the finish line! If you are a regular runner, why not take part and try and achieve a personal best? If you are a total novice, why not start training now? An eight week training programme for a 5k event is available at www.jogscotland.org.uk. A fee will be charged for taking part in the event and every penny raised will go towards the fundraising endeavors ahead of the 2011 Mod, which will kick off in just over fourteen months. Committee Member, Evelyn Coull commented:
“Following the success of the Mod 2011 Challenge, we wanted to keep with the theme of fitness and wellbeing and believe a 5k event will entice a whole range of participants. People can walk, jog or run round the course at a level which suits themselves and at the same time support Mod nan Eilean Siar 2011. A complete beginner to running could start an eight week programme which would allow them to complete a 5k in a reasonable time. I would encourage those interested in participating to contact An Comunn Gàidhlig to register their name”.
For more information or to register your interest contact An Comunn Gàidhlig on 01851 70 3487 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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