Over 120 runners and walkers turned out to take part in the 2013 Wester Hailes Fun Run/ Walk on 16 June.All sorts of people took part: young and old, faster and the more sedate, families, local workers, runners in fancy dress, and parents walking with children in buggies. Lots of people took part to raise money for local charities and community groups.
The sun shone throughout the morning, and competitors were glad to find a water station at Clovenstone Community Centre after they had made it up that steep Greenway hill! They were cheered on their way by local residents and by volunteer route stewards making sure that everyone went the right way. The run was won by Number 136, Richard Brown from the Wester Hailes Education Centre. But for most people, the emphasis was on the fun of taking part and the achievement of completing the 5k route.
Funding for the event came from the South West Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership’s Community Grants Fund. The Fun Run/ Walk was organised by a local planning group that includes Prospect Community Housing, Wester Hailes Health Agency, Wester Hailes Community Council, Clovenstone Community Centre, Active Schools, WHALE, Police Scotland, SCOREscotland, and CHAI.
You can read about the history of the Wester Hailes Fun Run and how it came to be re-launched here: http://hailesmatters.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/celebrating-community-past-and-present/
Excerpt of a post on From There to Here. (http://hailesmatters.wordpress.com/)