Maurice Donohue completed the 45th half marathon of his Mo Go 50 challenge on Sunday as he took part in the Jedburgh Running Festival Half Marathon. The challenge involves the West Dunbartonshire jogscotland leader completing 50 half marathons in 2013 to raise funds for Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).
Maurice finished the half marathon in 1:50:59 secs. He described the race as a 'good run, but tough windy conditions'. The event which also includes a 10k and 38-mile ultra marathon is popular with runners from Scotland and the north of England. Competitors in the half marathon set off from Jedburgh's historic abbey and headed towards Kelso before turning back to go past the riverside and finish by the grass opposite Queen Mary's House.
Maurice's final half marathon will be on 8 December at jogscotland West Dunbartonshire event, the Unofficial Half Marathon and 10K Training Run. The half marathon route will start at the Meadow Sports Centre in Dumbarton at 10.00am, heading towards Balloch along the cycle path where the half marathon runners will meet the 10km runners at Loch Lomond Shores for their 11.30am start. You can view a provisional map of the route here. http://www.mapmyrun.com/gb/dumbarton-sct/half-marathon-route-training-run-dumbart-route-303342121
Maurice said: "Two very good causes will benefit from raising awareness and by taking part in this event - Wobbly Williams Try Athletes and SAMH. Both charities will be coming together to take part in this end of year training run.
"This event is a training run, so the responsibility is with you the runner. There will be marshals along the route and bike back-up. However, the roads are open to the public, cars, bikes etc, so be careful! The last two years have been a great success and it has been a fun day out. So come along for the last chance to do an organised half marathon or 10km in 2013. Run, jog, sprint, skip, walk, cycle....come and support our two great causes."
There is an 'honesty' donation required to take part in the event. Those looking to donate to SAMH can do so at Maurice's JustGiving page. To support Wobbly Williams Try Athletes, visit their sister company Funding Neuro's JustGiving page.