Speyside challenge aims to blow funds towards kids sports

Speyside Windfarm Challenge this month
Speyside Windfarm Challenge this month

CHILDREN’S SPORTS FACILITIES in Speyside are to benefit from an athletic challenge being staged at a windfarm this month.

The Speyside Windfarm Challenge will enter its fourth run at Paul’s Hill wind farm on September 13 with three individual runs taking place.

The main challenge is a testing 12-mile run encompassing a climb of 1400feet – something that will test to the hilt the abilities and endurance of even the former Royal Marine Commando who is organising the event.

Rob Montgomerie said: “I’m an ex-commando and I still find this to be one hell of a challenge – but there is a nine-mile run that has been designed for new runners and joggers, and then we have a one mile run that is perfect for Kids to take on.”

Strong community support for the event will hopefully mean a great boost for children’s sports facilities in the area, with Rob adding: “No matter which challenge people run they will get a warm Speyside welcome with home baking, tea and medals.”

Located 15k west of Charleston of Aberlour, the Paul’s Hill facility was created in 2004 with the wind farm beginning full operation in May 2006.

The Speyside Windfarm Challenge takes place on Sunday, September 13 at 10am. People can visit the challenge website to enter or learn more about the event.