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Reasons to Run

30 September 2015

 

Out of the thousands of runners taking part in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run this weekend, there are thousands of reasons why people pull on their trainers and take up their place on the start line. Happy, sad, funny or just mad – each and every reason is as powerful and personal as the next. Read a selection here…


CATHERINE SMITH WILL BE REMEMBERING HER DAD TODAY AS SHE FOLLOWS IN HIS RUNNING FOOTSTEPS

GOOD LUCK TO THE TEAM OF EMPLOYEES FROM GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

ANDY MCLEISH IS USING TODAYS RUN TO HELP HIS RECOVERY FROM HORRIFIC BURNS SUSTAINED IN A FREAK FIRE PIT ACCIDENT AT A GARDEN PARTY

FIONA DRUMMOND IS FUNDRAISING FOR MND RESEARCH IN MEMORY OF HER DAD

NORMA BEVERLEY IS RAISING AWARENESS OF WEST SYNDROME, A FORM OF EPILEPSY THAT HER 18 MONTH OLD GRANDSON SUFFERS FROM

ELAN GARDINER IS RUNNING TODAY FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN TO SIMPLY ENJOY HIMSELF. GO ELAN!

TODAY IS THE THIRD HALF MARATHON FOR RONALD ARCHIBALD THE FIRST WHEN HE WAS 40, SECOND WHEN HE WAS 50 AND HIS THIRD NOW HE IS 60

DAN ESSLER, JOANNIE ESSLER, KATHY MELLING, BOB KOLODZIEJ ARE FINISHING A WEEKS HOLIDAY IN SPEYSIDE WITH TODAYS RUN, BEFORE HEADING HOME TO NEW YORK

ANDY SPEEDIE IS RUNNING FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW FOLLOWING HIS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DIAGNOSIS

GOOD LUCK TO THE GROUP OF 10 FROM THE NETHERLANDS WHOSE RUNNING SLOGAN IS LOPEN IS LEUK (RUNNING IS FUN)

JAMES WATSON IS BACK TO RUNNING FOLLOWING THE REMOVAL OF A KIDNEY DUE TO CANCER IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR

MARISA CONDE IS AIMING TO RAISE £2K TO BUY A BEACH WHEELCHAIR FOR HER FRIEND WHO SUFFERS FROM RETT SYNDROME

NORMAN DIXON IS RUNNING FOR THE NATIONAL SPINAL UNIT OF THE SOUTHERN GENERAL HOSPITAL TO THANK THEM FOR THE CARE THEY GAVE HIM AFTER A CYCLING ACCIDENT LEFT HIM WITH A BROKEN NECK AND SPINE

WELL DONE TRACY HENDERSON ON LOSING AN AMAZING 17 STONE 7LBS, GETTING FIT AND FINDING A PASSION FOR RUNNING!

MICHELLE MURPHY IS RUNNING TO THANK YORKHILL HOSPITAL FOR REPAIRING HER DAUGHTERS HEART

GOOD LUCK FOR YOUR FIRST HALF MARATHON TODAY LIAM MIDDLETON

TANJA MACLEAN IS TAKING PART TODAY JUST TO TRY AND IMPRESS HER KIDS!

COLIN VOSPER MISSED THE RUN LAST YEAR HAVING BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ACUTE MYELOID LEUKAEMIA JUST 3 WEEKS BEFORE. HE VOWED IF HE SURVIVED HE WOULD BE ON THE START LINE THIS YEAR.

ANN LAUDATI HAS DONE ALL HER TRAINING FOR TODAY WHILST DOING FIELDWORK OUT IN THE CONGO

GOOD LUCK TO THE FLOWERDEW FAMILY RUNNING TOGETHER TODAY LAURE, ROBERT, GREG, JESSICA AND SEBASTIEN

BRILLIANT EFFORT FROM THE TEAM OF 100 RUNNERS, RAISING £100 EACH FOR ‘HUNDREDS OF PROMISES’ FOR THE MPS SOCIETY

WATCH OUT FOR SAM HARTLAND OF 7 SCOTS ROYAL REGIMENT OF SCOTLAND SPEED MARCHING IN HIS UNIFORM WITH KIT

BRUCE WALKER FEELS PRIVILEGED TO BE ABLE TO RUN TODAY HAVING SURVIVED THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE WITH LITTLE MORE THAN BUMPS AND BRUISES

SIOBAN SABA IS RUNNING WITH A GROUP OF OTHER MUMS FOR THE SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT, WHO HAVE SUPPORTED EACH OTHER THROUGH THICK AND THIN

ENJOY TODAY JOHN ALEXANDER 30 YEARS SINCE YOUR FIRST HALF MARATHON

RHIANNON MARTEL AND HER BROTHER AND SISTER RAN TOGETHER TEN YEARS AGO BEFORE RHIANNON MOVED TO NEW ZEALAND. NOW THEY’RE BACK AND RUNNING TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE SECOND TIME

150 STRONG TEAM SIMPLY THE BREAST ARE RUNNING WITH ANGELA RUSSELL TO SUPPORT HE IN HER FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

MARGARET BROWN IS RAISING MONEY FOR YORKHILL HOSPITAL WHERE HER SON WAS TREATED FOR PKU AND HER DAUGHTER FOR DIABETES

KIRSTY SHEERIN IS RUNNING IN MEMORY OF HER COUSIN BRYAN HUNTER WHO DIED AT 31, TWO WEEKS AFTER HIS WEDDING AND ONE WEEK BEFORE THE BIRTH OF HIS SON

NATHAN HUNTER IS USING THE RUN TODAY AS A GOAL TO HELP WITH HIS REHABILITATION FROM A SKIING INJURY

WATCH OUT FOR THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD RUNNERS FROM THE INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELLBEING UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW. THEIR WIZARD OF OZ CHARACTERS ARE RAISING MONEY FOR CAMPSIE VIEW SCHOOL FOR PUPILS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

LAST YEAR ANDREW DUNLOP TOOK 78 MINUTES AT AGE 78 TO COMPLETE THE COURSE. HE’S AIMING TO DO IT IN A FEW MINUTES LESS THAN HIS AGE THIS YEAR!

PAUL WELSH IS RUNNING IN HONOUR OF HIS MUM, ORIGINALLY DIAGNOSED WITH TERMINAL CANCER BUT CURRENTLY FIGHTING BACK AND DOING WELL

GAVIN ALEXANDER WAS A REGULAR RUNNER PRIOR TO BEING STRUCK DOWN WITH EPSTEIN BARR VIRUS. FIVE YEARS ON HE IS AMAZED TO BE ATTEMPTING A 10K AFTER BEING TOLD HE MAY NEVER WALK AGAIN WITHOUT THE AID OF A STICK

KIRSTIE DAWSON WAS PUSHED TO GET ACTIVE BY HER DAUGHTER… COMMONWEALTH GAMES 1500M FINALIST MEGGAN DAWSON-FARRELL

GOOD LUCK TO THE TEAM OF RUNNERS FROM THE AYRSHIRE FIDDLE ORCHESTRA, RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THEIR INTERNATIONAL TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA

DAD NIGEL WANLESS IS RUNNING WITH HIS DAUGHTER KATIE FOR DIABETES UK, AS KATIE’S TWIN SISTER SUFFERS WITH THE CONDITION

NATALIE GALLOWAY, BRIAN GALLOWAY, SAM GALLOWAY AND SHANNON JEFFREY ARE EACH WEARING A COLOUR OF THE RAINBOW TO REMEMBER BEAUTIFUL JENNA WHO SADLY TOOK HER OWN LIFE AGED JUST 13

CONGRATULATIONS ALISON MARY SCOTT DOING HER FIRST RUN AS A MARRIED WOMAN!

MADELINE MCGEACHIE IS RUNNING WITH HER HUSBAND ALAN MCGEACHIE TO CELEBRATE HIS RECOVERY FROM THROAT CANCER

GO TEAM 100 MARKS AND SPENCER! EMPLOYEES FROM STORES ACROSS GLASGOW RAISING £10,000 FOR MACMILLAN CANCER

HELEN DONOHOE IS RUNNING FOR HER 5 YEAR OLD SON JACK, WHO IS SEVERELY DISABLED AND WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO RUN HIMSELF

CATH MCCALLUM HAS SUFFERED FROM ME FOR 10 YEARS AND IS JUST GETTING BACK TO RUNNING AGAIN WITH THE SUPPORT OF HER DAUGHTER JENNIFER MCCALLUM

REBECCA ESSON IS RUNNING WITH HER DAD DEREK ESSON TO RAISE MONEY FOR CROHN'S AND COLITIS UK HAVING RECENTLY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CROHN’S DISEASE AT JUST 21 YEARS OLD

 

 

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