A fun run in Dunfermline in honour of a former Crossgates commando has raised over £1,000 for Help for Heroes. 

The Captain David Seath Memorial 5k saw more than 70 people walk, run, dog-jog and pram-push their way around Pittencrieff Park on Sunday.

A further 40 completed virtual 5K runs across the United Kingdom and overseas for what was the 8th memorial run since the Army soldier died tragically from a cardiac arrest while running the London Marathon in April 2016. 

Gary Seath, David's brother and the founder of the memorial fund, said: "We're so fortunate so many incredible supporters from the local community of Dunfermline come along on an annual basis to remember David and to celebrate his legacy. 

"I think it's so vitally important to recognise their commitment and generosity; their passion and dedication to keeping David's legacy alive is nothing short of incredible.

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"Moreover, it's always fantastic to welcome new supporters to the fold too, and we were delighted to meet attendees who had travelled from Livingston, Cumbernauld and Glasgow to join us in Pittencrieff Park.

"It's incredible when you think about it, and we're so grateful to those who got up so early on a Sunday to travel significant distances to attend our event.

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"I think David would be incredibly proud of the legacy established in his name and all the wonderful work that goes on behind the scenes to meet the unique support needs of veterans and their families.

"However, I think witnessing so many from the local community and beyond come out and exemplify the values and standards he held so dear through our 5K event would also have meant so very much to him.

"I wish to thank everyone who came out to join our incredible force for good behind a truly remarkable legacy."