Former rugby star challenges Edinburgh Kiltwalkers to beat Glasgow

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Challenge: Fraser McKenzie, Graeme Morrison and Chris Dean. 

Graeme Morrison was at Murrayfield to drum up support for the charity trek. 

30th August 2016 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

A former Scotland rugby international has returned to Murrayfield to drum up support for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk.

Graeme Morrison, who has 35 caps for the national team, was joined by Edinburgh Rugby’s Chris Dean and Fraser McKenzie this week to encourage people to sign up for the charity trek.

With 4000 people taking part in the Glasgow event earlier this year, the trio challenged Edinburgh walkers to claim victory over their rivals with even greater numbers.

He said: “I have a lot of great memories at BT Murrayfield and next month, I’ll add another one.

Glasgow have set the standard so far with 4000 walkers. Let’s see if Edinburgh can step up and claim victory by having more than that

“The Kiltwalk is an incredible event and I hope there’s a huge crowd taking part to raise much needed funds for Scotland’s children.

“The 1872 Cup matches against Edinburgh were always fiercely contested. Glasgow have set the standard so far with 4000 walkers in April. Let’s see if Edinburgh can step up and claim victory by having more than that on 18 September.

“It will be a challenge. I put my body through quite a lot during my career so it won’t be a walk in the park, but it’s all for a great cause and I am excited to be part of it.

The event is suitable for walkers of all abilities, with a choice of three routes covering five, 12 or 26 miles.  Every penny raised goes to Scottish children’s charities chosen by those who take part.

From three events so far, in Aberdeen, Moray Speyside and Glasgow, more than £700,000 has already been donated.

Kiltwalk’s Paul Cooney said: “The response from people all over Scotland has been phenomenal. What makes the event so magical is that everybody walks for a cause close to their heart.

“We are appealing to the people of Edinburgh and the East to register now and walk for the children living here who need it most.”