Friday, 31 August 2012

Local distance runner - who is blind

Local man Derek Howie is often seen in the vicinity of  Mayfield Road with his guide dog.  But Derek, who is blind, is a runner and this week end is doing the 12 mile Bisgeos run in Westray, Orkney.

Here is an interview with him as he tells of his background and plans and preparations for the Orkney run.

He competed at the Paralympics (1976) and has also represented his country in speed walking. 

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