PICTURES: Canadian honeymoon couple and Brazilian holidaymakers among 400 runners taking part in Glenlivet 10k which raised £15,000 for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland charity
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A newlywed couple from Canada and holidaymakers from Brazil took part in Sunday's Glenlivet 10k as part of their visit to Moray.
More than 400 runners started and finished the race, which is regarded as the "most beautiful 10k in Scotland" for its breathtaking Speyside scenic route.
Edinburgh University athlete Alasdair Bisset won this year's event, while there was local success in the women's race when Forres Harriers' Susan McRitchie was first female home.
The event also raised a total of £15,000 for the Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland charity, who organise the race each year.
Runners from across Scotland and beyond came together to run in the Moray race, beginning at the iconic Glenlivet Distillery.
This year’s entrants included a couple on holiday from Brazil, and Canadian newly-weds visiting Scotland on honeymoon.
Representing Canada were Evan and Kacey Kroeker, who are travelling around Scotland in a campervan for a fortnight on honeymoon and as keen runners decided to take in the Glenlivet 10k as part of their trip.
Speaking ahead of the race, Evan said: “We are very excited for the race and to support this great cause. We both feel it is important to support local causes and heart disease affects my wife’s family.”
Jayne Forbes, Assistant Director of Fundraising at Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland said: “We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the Glenlivet 10k participants who put in such a fantastic effort on the day.
“Every pound raised for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland stays in Scotland, allowing us to support the 1 in 5 people across the country living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live their lives to the full.
“We’d also like to thank Glenlivet Distillery and Tesco Superstore Tain for generously providing goodies for our race participants.”
Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland is Scotland’s largest health charity, helping people living with the effects of chest and heart conditions, Long Covid, and stroke live life to the full.
The charity’s Hospital to Home service helps people with chest, heart and stroke conditions get the support they really need once they return home from hospital.
Services include support from specialist stroke nurses, community support workers, and volunteers, as well as the CHSS advice line and peer support groups.