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PC John gets set for charity beat

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By Fiona Reid
PC John gets set for charity beat

A PC is swapping his usual beat for a charity race tomorrow.

Three Ways – Beattock to Lockerbie, is a new challenge which offers walkers, runners and wheelchair racers three ways to go from Beattock to Lockerbie, travelling along the B7076.

And two special guests in the form of local cop John Cowan and local runner Lisa Hall are set to complete the last stint in wheelchairs.

All money raised by the duo will be split between wheelchair racer Shelby Watson, Jog Moffat and Dumfries and Galloway Track Athletics.

Discussing the event, a spokesman explained that participants have two distance options, an eight or 13 mile stint, and can either walk, jog or push their way there.

He said: “This is not a race – it is a group of athletes from lots of different disciplines and abilities coming together to challenge themselves and raise money for three very worthy causes.”

There are three start times and locations; 9.30 am at Johnstonebridge for the eight mile walkers; 10 am at the first layby on the B7076 for 13 mile runners and 10.30 am at Johnstonebridge for the eight mile runners.

Charity do-gooders are encouraged to get there half an hour before kick off, but the deadline for applying to take part lapsed this week.

All participants are set to gather at Lockerbie Ice Rink at 12 pm and travel the last mile together, where PC Cowan and Lisa Hall will be travelling by wheelchair, to Lockerbie Tesco.

And the local supermarket will be celebration central for a family friendly fundraiser complete with face painting hampers and more.


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