9 May

Singles And Pairs Now Welcome

photo showing running, cycling and hiking at the Granite Challenge

Organisers of the Granite Challenge on Saturday, June 16 have opened the event to individuals and pairs. The north-east multi-event starts at Fraserburgh on the North Sea and follows the 40 miles of the Formatine and Buchan Way - an old rural railway line - to Aberdeen.

The challenge was first held last year and its success has meant that it is likely to become a permanent fixture on the sporting calendar. The event categories are 'The Duathlon Challenge' - 15 mile run and a 25 mile bike; 'The Bike Challenge' - 40 mile bike; and 'The Hike & Bike Challenge' - 15 mile hill and a 25 mile bike.

Paul Corrigan at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland told scottishrunningguide.com: "Following lots of requests CHSS is now taking entries for their exciting Granite Challenge event from individuals and pairs as well as teams of three or more - all welcome in any combination! Please check the event website for full details.

"CHSS is also delighted to announce event support from the Nestrans/GetAbout partnership who will have some great goody bags for all participants as well as an exciting display at the event."