Healthy Hibees all set for Easter Road marathons

Hibs star Scott Robertson joins Glenn Milne, 54, left, who has lost six-and-half stone and intends to run his first full marathon at Easter Road. Scott Thomson, right, will also take part. Pic: Jason O'Callaghan

Hibs star Scott Robertson joins Glenn Milne, 54, left, who has lost six-and-half stone and intends to run his first full marathon at Easter Road. Scott Thomson, right, will also take part. Pic: Jason O'Callaghan

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HIBS fans will attempt to run three full marathons around the Easter Road pitch prior to Saturday’s crucial Premiership clash with Partick Thistle.

More than 30 ‘Fit Fans’ and ‘Healthy Hibees’ have signed up to take part in the Hibernian Hat-trick Marathon. Every runner has completed Hibernian Community Foundation programmes aimed at helping fans to lose weight, get fit and improve their health.

Alongside the SPFL ‘Football Fans in Training’, the Foundation runs Healthy Hibee courses for both men and women which aim to improve health through various activities. The target on Saturday is to collectively complete at least 78 miles – a total of 312 laps around the pitch – although runners are determined to exceed that total by some considerable distance.

Saturday’s event kicks off at 7am to ensure all the runners are finished well ahead of kick-off time at 3pm.

General donations for the Hibernian Hat Trick Marathon can be made through Just Giving at www.justgiving.com/Kris-Von-Wald or by text from any provider to 70070 using the code ‘HITC78’ and the amount.