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  • Alec

    The great adventure

    Runner Highland hill Runner.

    Such a nice guy Highlander

    His Pride and Joy his girls Lynda and Kirsty

    His faithful friend Struie

    Alec loved wild places to travel and roam he was part of a family of friends that would meet up for running and banter. From Croick to Inverlael , lochinver to ledmore, Across Knoydart all on high ground, up the great Glen, the Cairgorms, Jura, Mt Keen and across Wester Ross that names a few, lots of time solo but thats what we do.

    Great times remembered every year at Inchnadaph lodge after a hard day on the hill where energy levels were kept in reserve for the games and the crack, balloon football, table tennis (Alec always brought the table tennis kit) and place the bottle.

    Alec was Mr consistent every year competed in the Strath Conon race, Highland Cross, Wilderness Challenge and Ben Nevis some for over 30 years and never missed one. Others would be bragging but not Alec these races were routine to Alec like buying milk at the corner shop How did he mange it to stay so fit and well year after year and in between trek cycle and race abroad and at home not for getting the heavy labour of his building work and most recently the single handed construction within his yard. No one else could have done that and one ever will that was Alec.

    Alec loved the banter the race the adventure we remember all these times with friends together. Its so sad Alec's gone but remember the banter the race the adventure and put a smile on your face and lets pull it together.

    Thank You Alec its been an honour

    Russell

    I'm just writing to say how shocked, and very sad I am to hear the news about Alec - (quite by chance, via Scotland teletext headlines). It's such a huge shame.

    It was an absolute pleasure to meet Alec when we were both among those taking part in the 1997 Everest Marathon. He was a lovely man.

    - I'm pretty sure I sent him a photo that I took whilst I was heading away from Namche Bazaar, on the Thamo loop (ie the last 6 miles of the marathon), and he was heading back, towards the finish! - I'm away from my house at the moment but will email it to you when I can (hopefully next week).

    In 2005, it was great to bump into him again - at the World Masters weekend, in Keswick. We had a nice catch up, in the refreshment tent.

    It's good to know that he was still running in the hills and thoroughly enjoying outdoor life, and it's no surprise at all to read of his involvement in the local community, and the running club, and to hear how very well liked he was, by so many people.

    My sympathy to you, and to all who were lucky enough to meet Alec - please would you pass on my sympathy, and my wholehearted condolences, to his family.

    With fond, and happy, memories of Alec

    Best Wishes,

    Gill Evans

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