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JUNE 2017 – Newsletter

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Recent Events

Breathing Space Callander 10k – Spring – 6th May 2017

This year’s Spring 10k took place on the hottest day of the year to date.  Skidaddle events have tended to be quite lucky with the weather but the soaring sunshine that graced us on 6th May created temperatures that Scottish runners are certainly not accustomed to.  Absolutely no complaints from the spectators though.

The heat combined with the hills for which the Callander 10k has become renowned made for a challenging event which was, nonetheless loved by all.

“I really enjoyed the race today and I thought it was a fantastic event. I will be back in the autumn.”

“Great route – very hilly”

“It was awesome”

In the 10k Callander’s Prasad Prasad took gold in an impressive time of 35.54 with super-vet Karen Brown taking gold for the ladies in an equally admirable 47.21.

In the 5k super-vet Alastair Dunlop was taking it easy to save himself for a big race the next day but took the gold in a time of 20.29.

Hot on his heals were a number of pre-junior runners and definitely ones to watch for the future.  11 year old Cameron Harvey is one of Skidaddle’s youngest volunteers and he put in a fantastic performance to come second in a time of 23.16.

12 year old Abby Earnshaw took the women’s title in a brilliant time of 25 mins.

The 1k race was also very popular with young runners and a few mums and dads too.

The Loop O’The Loch – 10th June 2017

Contrary to our last event in April, this year’s Loop O’ The Loch took place on the wettest day of the year to date! But despite the pouring rain we had a great turn out and a truly brilliant event.
This event was also marked by an historic occasion as after 5 years of developing Skidaddle, founder and CEO Maz Wyllie finally attended a Skidaddle event as a participant, managing not only to avoid drowning but also winning a silver medal in the duathlon. Well done Maz!

The feedback from the run has shown that she was certainly not the only one who enjoyed the day:

“Thank you everyone involved – a great race.”

“Great event, loved it! Thanks to Maz, Dom and the fantastic Skidaddle team!”

“Drookit! But the rain kept me cool and the midges away. Great race. Cheers.”

The Loopy Run winners were Jaroslaw Lubinsk and Elspeth Luke at 01:48:13 and 02:00:39 respectively.

In the cycle, Zoe Niven and Scott Gardiner came first with 01:36:45 and 01:36:24.
Louis Kennedy and Laura McIntosh placing first for the duathlon with 01:30:43 and 02:10:38.

The day was a great proof of Skidaddle’s favourite phrase- ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes and a bad attitude!’

Future Events

Ben Ledi Ascent – 1st JulyA supported 9km hill race over “Callander’s Mountain” – 879m
This is a great event for those new to hill racing as well as seasoned hill runners.

For full details on each event please download the Information Pack from our website. –



Huge congratulations to all members of the Skidaddle Core Team who have just received an “Inspiring Volunteering Team Award” from Volunteer Edinburgh.

The core team is a group of volunteers who meet regularly to plan future events and evaluate and assess past events.

The core team provides enormous support to Skidaddle and Skidaddle events.  They provide ideas, look after equipment, help with planning and preparations, help with event admin, support with the training of new volunteers and much much more.

To all members of the core team – Thank you – You are wonderful.

Running events takes a huge amount of organisation and is reliant on volunteers to help support the event and marshal the route.  I’m rubbish at maths but it’s a pretty simple equation – No volunteers = no events.

With a growing demand for our events we are always looking for new volunteers to come and join the team.

So…If you or anybody you know would be able to join the team – even for one event per year – we would be keen to hear from you.



Callander Fire
If you have taken part in a Skidaddle event the chances are that you have met Debbie.  Debbie is a dedicated volunteer and member of Skidaddle core team and has given hundreds of hours of her time to Skidaddle events. She is often found at the event reception and is the genius behind the cakes and cookies which are often found at the finish-line.Sadly at the end of May there was a big fire in Callander and Debbie lost her home, all her possessions and her two beloved cats.  Luckily nobody was hurt.

Skidaddle has set up an account to take donations to help Debbie and her family get back on their feet.  The account details are below, if you would like to make a donation please make sure you label it “Debbie” and leave your name if you want to.

Please do not contact Debbie directly, any messages can be sent and will be passed on.

Account No. 00107960
Sort Code    83 16 41


Skidaddle would like to say an enormous thank you to all partners who have supported our events this month…

McLaren Leisure Centre
The Waverley Hotel Callander
Natures Corner Callander
Inversnaid Hotel
Scottish Water
The Woodland Trust
Andrew Baird Optometrist
Kerrs of Stirling Removal and Storage
The Pier Café Stronachlachar
Callander Physio

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