Eddie Izzard runs from Berwick to Fife

Stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard has revealed how he ran from Berwick to Fife to perform a gig earlier this month.

Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 8:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 8:53 am
Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard. Picture James Hardisty.

He headlined the 2019 Festival Of Ideas in Kirkcaldy, staged to celebrate the life and work of economist and philanthropist, Adam Smith.

The long-distance enthusiast revealed how he donned his running shoes to get from Berwick to Dunbar and then on to Edinburgh in appalling weather, before crossing the Forth Road Bridge into Fife.

Izzard was given a standing ovation at the end of his set before answering a Q&A hosted by them festival’s artistic director, actor Araballa Weir.

He was introduced on stage by friend Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister, who joked Eddie would have extended his run to Stark’s Park, home of Raith Rovers, had the Kirkcaldy team had a home game.

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Izzard’s appearance was the highlight of the weekend long festival, organised by Adam Smith Global Foundation, which included the annual Adam Smith Lecture give by Sir Tim Berners Lee, the man who invented the world wide web 30 years ago.

It also featured the Adam Smith Food and Drink Fair, organised by BID company, Kirkcaldy4All, and Fife College, which drew over 2000 people, a family fun day, and live music by local band Gaels Blue whose musical journey dates back 50 years.