Dozens of people from across Inverness took part in a festive fun run yesterday to help promote health and wellbeing across the city.
Around 120 people made their merry way around the 2K circuit around Inverness College UHI dressed in festive costumes as part of the institutes ‘Jingle Jog’.
Cat Meighan, student engagement officer at the college was the first female to cross the line as Eoin Coul took first place among his male competitors.
Awards were also given out for the best festive costume, with Inverness College’s sport lecturer Kirsten Grant taking home the accolade for the women and Paul Moody, Programme Development Manager, Construction Technology at the college being voted as best dressed male.
Participants raised almost £200 from the event, which in turn will be donated to the Salvation Army.
The event is part of the college’s dedication in promoting healthy living among its students.
A spokeswoman for Inverness College UHI said: “Inverness College UHI was highly commended in the Health Promoting College category at the College Development Network Awards and the Jingle Jog is just one of the many events we organise as a Healthy University. A walk in the daylight can really improve how you feel and we regularly highlight the link between physical exercise and improved mental health. It’s also a great opportunity to bring together businesses and organisations on Inverness Campus for some Christmas fun. We raised almost £200, which will be donated to the Salvation Army.
“Inverness College UHI is taking part in the NUS Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Award, with several new activities/events coming soon including low cost yoga sessions for staff and students and a new bike hire scheme for students.”