A SUPER-FIT great grandad has again proved that age is no barrier by completing his fourth 10k race.
Seventy-three-year-old Eddie McGuire finished the Men’s Health Forum 10k in 1hr 29mins, notching up sixth place in his category and easily within the top half of the 4,000 finishers at Bellahouston Park.
And he was running in the colours of the veterans’ charity Erskine, which provides specialist care for ex-servicemen and women at five homes across Scotland, including their Bishopton HQ.
Eddie’s efforts raised £450, bringing his running total to more than £1,100 in just four years for Erskine.
He was sponsored by his friends at the United Services Club in Barrhead, All-in-One Builders & Landscapers, Barrhead Bowling Club, Arthurlie Inns, Jaffars Grocers and Claire’s Fast Foods in Paisley.
It was a proud Eddie who handed over his cheque to Erskine fundraiser, Alan Moss, at the United Services Club in Barrhead.
And the big-hearted man used the opportunity to encourage other Erskine supporters to take part in a challenge event for the veterans’ charity.
Eddie, who lives in Barrhead, said: “I really enjoyed this year’s race and I’m delighted to have done so well.
“I’d encourage more people to take on a challenge for Erskine because donations are so important in looking after our veterans.
“I’m proud to do my bit to help Erskine’s veterans and hope to do more in the future for such a great cause.”
Erskine’s Alan Moss insisted that Eddie’s achievements had all but rendered him speechless.
He said: “Eddie is an incredible man and what he has achieved is first class.
“It’s great to see him keeping fit and running 10k races.
“The encouragement Eddie has received from the United Services Club has been superb and I was delighted to meet such a lively bunch when I visited recently.”
There are many different challenge events that Buddies can take part in.
For a free fundraising pack, call Erskine on 0141 814 4555, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For more, visit www.erskine.org.uk