Coatbridge Navy Man Hits The Road For Charity 2009: Coatbridge Man

Coatbridge navy man hits the road for charity

A COATBRIDGE man is hoping it will be plain sailing as he tackles the Great Scottish Run to raise money for a special charity.
The Royal Navy chief petty officer was inspired to support the good cause in recognition of the support provided to his family after his grandfather, David Isherwood, was diagnosed with the condition. He said: “I wanted to take part to raise money to give something back to the charity after the way they’ve helped the family. “At first we didn’t know much about Alzheimer’s and had no idea what help or support was available but the people there have been amazing. “They were able to put my gran in contact with the right people to help and provide services like day care when it’s needed and they’ve always been there whenever we’ve needed advice or support.” Now Marcus will join thousands of other runners in pounding a 13.1-mile route from George Square, through the south side of Glasgow, to the finishing line at Glasgow Green. The 38-year-old, who has been in the Royal Navy for 21 years, has been preparing by spending his lunch breaks at Faslane running four miles per day.
He said: “The training has been quite hard but I’m managing to do 30 miles per week at the moment, including running round Drumpellier Park every other day after work.

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