A pair of St Johnstone fans have set themselves a marathon challenge this weekend – walking from Tannadice in Dundee to McDiarmid Park.
Linda Sime from Abernethy and Catherine Scott from Methven are undertaking the 26-mile plus trek to raise funds for Saints in the Community.
On Saturday the pair will be dropped off early at the home of Dundee United and will set off to walk along the Carse of Gowrie to arrive at McDiarmid Park in time for the Motherwell game.
Trust chief executive Atholl Henderson is in awe of the challenge the pair have set themselves which will support the trust’s work with young and old in the wider community.
“There is no way I could complete the distance that Linda and Catherine are taking on and we can’t thank them enough for helping the community trust in this way,” he said.
“All being well, the ladies will arrive at McDiarmid on time so that we can introduce them to the crowd at half time during the Motherwell game.”
Iain Smith, funding and marketing manager, St Johnstone Community Trust added: “The distance is greater than for a marathon but Linda and Catherine are determined to succeed and to raise as much money as possible for the trust.
“They have ‘previous’ having last year walked the other way from Perth to Dundee.
“The ladies attend the Saints in the Community fit fans sessions and now come along to Danny Griffin’s regular circuits class.
“They are well aware of the great work that the trust does across Perth and Kinross and want to give something back by raising much needed funds.”
For anyone who wants to support the marathon walkers, donations can be handed in to Greggs in the St Catherine’s Retail Park, to Methven Post Office or to the Community Trust office at McDiarmid Park.
Donations can also be made online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lindacatherinewalk.