Well done Team Active Stirling completing the first ever Stirling Marathon
Well done Team Active Stirling completing the Stirling Scottish Marathon and for most of the team it was their first ever marathon!
The team included Active Stirling’s Chief Executive Andrew Bain, Community Physical Activity and Sport Manager Jude Deacons, Active Schools Manager Colin Naismith, Rugby Development Officer Craig Bolan, Business and Sales Manager Gary Mackintosh, Business Information and Technology Manager Ian Hutchison and Climbing Development Officer, Pete Nellist.

The team chose to run the marathon for a number of personal and sporting reasons and we’d like to share their stories with you. 

Andrew had always wanted to attempt a marathon and so the first ever Stirling marathon was the perfect choice for him.
Pete who has run two Edinburgh marathons previously, felt the chance to run a marathon in his home town was too good an opportunity to miss.     
    Jude started running after losing her Dad in 2015 and found running a real help in trying to move on from this.  She wanted to do something in her Dad’s memory and has raised over £300 for Parkinson’s UK.
Ian’s mum sadly passed away at the end of last year and he decided to not only challenge himself by running his first ever marathon but as a fitting way to remember his mum and raise money for Strathcarron Hospice who cared for his mum so well.  He has raised over £1,000 – more than double his target.    
    Gary had previously ran the Loch Ness marathon but as the JogScotland leader for Active Stirling a lot of his group were doing the marathon and he decided to join them too.
Colin just decided to see if he could challenge himself to complete the distance and wanted to be a part of history, taking part in Stirling’s first marathon.     
    Craig was determined to improve his fitness and thought the marathon would give him a real focus to get fit and more active - he’d only really started running initially for the social aspect but wanted to see how much he could achieve.