David’s round Arran run recognised

Mike Mellor and Tommy Gilmore of Arran Runners present the commemorative trophy to David Black.

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Arran runner David Black achieved the remarkable feat of running the 56 miles round the island to mark his 56th birthday exactly a year ago.

Now that achievement has been recognised with the presentation of a specially-designed trophy by Arran Runners.

Tommy Gilmore and Mike Mellor this week surprised David at Brodick ferry terminal,  where he works, to present him with the trophy, much to his delight. The presentation had been delayed by the pandemic.


‘This is a lovely surprise and great that I have something to remember the run. I will treasure it for the rest of my life.’

Having failed on a previous attempt, David didn’t tell anyone in advance about his plan, which had been his goal for nearly 20 years. Starting and finishing in Lagg, his aim was to complete the route in less than 10 hours. He finished in nine hours, 17 minutes.

David celebrating at the end of his gruelling run last year.

 

Mike Mellor and Tommy Gilmore of Arran Runners present the commemorative trophy to David Black. 01_B15island01


David celebrating at the end of his gruelling run last year. NO_B15run05