Kirkmichael: Martin Ryan 1950 – 2007

We were on holiday near Kirkmichael, a beautiful and interesting village in Perth and Kinross and on the River Ardle.  It was one of those good-to-be-alive sort of mornings and we were out for a walk enjoying the fresh air and birdsong when we found this bench by the Cateran Trail, with a view of a lochan through the trees.

It is true that none of us are just one-dimensional characters and on this memorial bench I particularly liked the sense of a man who was different things to different people; a father, friend and runner.

The Perth Road Runners clearly thought highly of Martin Ryan, not just because they raised money for a memorial bench.  They also have a moving obituary to him on their website that gives a picture of a dedicated and talented runner.

On the Cateran Trail near Kirkmichael, Perth and Kinross

On the Cateran Trail near Kirkmichael, Perth and Kinross

In memory of Martin Ryan 1950-2007 Father - Friend - Runner From his friends at Perth Road Runners

In memory of Martin Ryan
1950-2007
Father – Friend – Runner
From his friends at Perth Road Runners

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