SAS hero urges Falkirk folk to dare to run for charity

A former SAS serviceman and patron of the Armed Forces ASA Scotland Charity is looking to recruit runners for a marathon challenge over the next four weeks.

By James Trimble
Monday, 2nd November 2020, 11:14 am

Colin MacLachlan, who served with the Royal Scots and 22 SAS, is reaching out to people across the Falkirk area and asking them to run 10k per week for the next four weeks, starting from November 12.

He said: “We want individuals to raise £150 from their friends and family. The funds are for our ASA Scotland charity, which educates young people about the role of our Armed Forces, from WW1, WW2 to the current day.

“We are also raising funds for our John McAleese MM Memorial Campaign for next year and we want to keep people active – it’s good for your mental health, in a digital world, it connects people for a common purpose if we are all pulling together.

Former SAS serviceman Colin MacLachlan wants Falkirk folk to run 10k a week in November to help the ASA Scotland Armed Forces charity

“We are seeking support from our Armed Forces, business people, groups, clubs, organisations, individuals while following strict Government COVID19 guidelines at all times.”

People can register now by e-mailing [email protected] for more information.

Mr MacLachlan said: “People can be active at home, they can cycle, walk or run 10 k per week for four weeks. Every person who enter’s will receive a prize, a signed picture and a certificate from me.”

Mr MacLachlan also helped set up the Who Dares Cares charity in 2016 with the aim of helping veterans and members of the emergency services who are struggling with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).