East Kilbride Man Takes Up Edinburgh Marathon Task To Aid Charity 2009: At Month

East Kilbride man takes up Edinburgh marathon task to aid charity

AT the end of this month an East Kilbride man will be heading for Scotland’s capital to tackle the toughest physical challenge of his
life so far. Graeme Lindsay, 34, from St Leonards, will be competing in this year’s Edinburgh Marathon. The father-of-two will be spurred on in the knowledge every gruelling mile will help raise funds for Yorkhill Children’s Hospital and Alzheimer’s Scotland. Although he admits to pre-race nerves, less than a month before waiting for the starter’s gun, Graeme is quietly confident he is on track for achieving his target of raising at least &pound400 for charity and completing the marathon in under four hours. Said Graeme: “Training for the marathon is going well. I’ve run up to 18 miles so far and I’m logging around 40 miles per week.” Notably, it was his three-year-old daughter’s development of food intolerance as an infant that first inspired Graeme to lace up his running shoes and pound the streets in support of charity. He explained: “I only really got into running in 2007 when I decided to run the Glasgow half-marathon to raise money for the Anaphylaxis Charity.
“At the time my daughter was suffering quite badly with food allergies and I wanted to try and raise awareness of the condition.”

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