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Aberchider football team take on the 24 hour running challenge

By Rachael Glennie

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St Marnans FC are the latest local football team to take on the 24 hour running challenge.

St Marnans FCare next to take on the 24 hour running challenge
St Marnans FCare next to take on the 24 hour running challenge

The 24 hour running challenge, created by Inverurie Loco's manager, Andy Low, involves each player from each team running for an hour over a 24 hour period, with each player having an allocated hour to run, to raise funds for a local charity or organisation of their choice and then nominate another team in the area.

St Marnans FC, from Aberchirder, have already surpassed their target fundraising goal of £500 and the total is still rising.

The team have chosen to give their fundraising funds to Aberchirder playgroup and Toddlers and Aberchirder Playgroup and Nursery.

St Marnans FC Manager, Adrian Inglis Said: “The team were very much enthusiastic about the challenge and we also have a couple of ex players keen to get involved and help us over the line.

“ There was a few laughs about the guys who drew the short straws with the middle of the night slots but all were happy to take on the challenge for what we felt is a great cause.

“The reason we have picked our local School, Nursery and Playgroup is because the children of the area have had their usual education, freedom and social activities snatched from them for quite a lengthy period of time.

“They have adapted and dealt with the current crisis remarkably well, even with spells of some glorious sunshine.

“ We just want to do our bit to support and reward them in any way we can.

“We have been overwhelmed with donations and at the minute have very nearly doubled our initial target, but we hope to see the numbers keep rocketing up as the guys take on the tough challenge.”

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