Council considers Calum mile request

Callum Murray and Finn Froud complete their fund-raising chellenge last month.
Callum Murray and Finn Froud complete their fund-raising chellenge last month.

A local gym owner is welcoming the news that the council is considering marking out a mile in Wilton Lodge Park to recognise the fund-raising efforts of a young Hawick lad and his cousin.

Former cancer sufferer Callum Murray ran 100 miles in 100 days, and was joined by his cousin Finn Froud, of Doha, Qatar, to raise cash for cancer-stricken kids.

The pair generated over £26,000 and gym owner and charity runner Greg Dalgleish says the route used by Callum for many of his miles should be marked out not only in recognition of their efforts, but also to encourage others to get mobile.

Speaking to the Hawick News this week, Greg said: “It’s great news that Scottish Borders Council is considering the request that I made to commemorate Callum and Finn’s fantastic achievement.

“The response I have had from people has been great and I am sure it would be a great asset within the park.”

A council spokesperson said: “A request to commemorate Callum Murray and Finn Froud’s achievement in Wilton Lodge Park has been received and will be considered by the project team.”