Barrhead grandad on the run for Erskine

Eddie McGuire presents a cheque to Erskine fundraiser Alan Moss at the United Services club, Barrhead.
Eddie McGuire presents a cheque to Erskine fundraiser Alan Moss at the United Services club, Barrhead.

FIGHTING fit grandad Eddie McGuire has raised £450 for veteran charity Erskine – by running his fourth 10k race.

Eddie, from Barrhead, has been taking on the Men’s Health Forum 10K – held in Bellahouston park – in aid of the charity for the past four years.

Not willing to let his age get in the way, the 73-year-old completed the challenge in one hour and 29 minutes, notching up sixth place in his category and winding up in the top half of 4,000 finishers.

Eddie was sponsored by friends at the United Services club in Barrhead, as well as All-in-One builders and landscapers, Barrhead bowling club, Arthurlie Inns, Jaffars grocers and Claire’s fast foods in Paisley.

He commented: “I really enjoyed this year’s race and I’m delighted to have finished so well this year.

“I’d encourage more people to take on a challenge for Erskine because donations are so important in looking after our veterans.

“I’m proud to help Erskine’s veterans and hope to do more in the future for such a great cause”.

The £450 raised from this year’s effort brings his running total to over £1,100 over four years, and Erskine fundraiser Alan Moss was delighted to receive a cheque from the southsider.

He said: “Eddie’s achievement is fantastic and it’s great to see him keeping fit and running 10ks.

“The encouragement from the United Services club has been superb and I was delighted to meet such a lively bunch when I visited recently.

“We really appreciated all the help of the Barrhead club – thank you for caring for our brave veterans”.

To find out more about fundraising, visit the Erskine website.