Tribute parkrun planned for coach who died of 'heart attack' during 5k

Derek Adamson, from Fife, took unwell at Alness Parkrun and died in hospital on Saturday, March 16.

Tribute parkrun planned for coach who died of ‘heart attack’ during 5k in Highlands Fife Athletic Club via Supplied

Tributes have been paid to a running coach who died following a suspected heart attack during a 5k run in the Highlands.

Derek Adamson, from Kirkcaldy, Fife, was treated with a defibrillator after taking unwell at Alness Parkrun on Saturday, March 9.

The 58-year-old was rushed to Raigmore Hospital, where he died on Saturday, March 16.

Fife Athletic Club have led tributes to the fitness coach, who was a “huge part of our club”.

In a statement, they said: “The club are saddened to hear of the death of Fife AC & Kirkcaldy Wizards coach Derek Adamson who sadly passed away on Saturday evening.

“Derek was a very active member of the Kirkcaldy Wizards and played a huge part in the running of the club and our thoughts go out to Dereks family and his loved ones at this difficult time.

“Tomorrow evening the Kirkcaldy Wizards’ training session will be ran in memory of Derek and they hope to see as many people there to pay tribute to their much loved coach.”

Attendees at Kirkcaldy parkrun, where Derek was a regular, plan to honour him on Saturday by running with a cap.

Posting on social media, the event team said: “Sadly last weekend Derek Adamson, a member and a coach with Kirkcaldy Wizards and a regular parkrunner passed away.

“We would like to remember him at Kirkcaldy parkrun this weekend.

“Wherever he ran Derek wore his cap so we would like to ask, if you have a cap, to wear it this Saturday.”

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