When it comes to Motivation, our Glasgow Director Gillian has bags of it! Over the years, she (and her friends and family) has made the most of our Glasgow Studio’s central location as a base for taking part in loads of local races including; Race for Life, The Santa Dash, Pedal for Scotland and the Great Scottish Half Marathon. However her next endeavour is a step too far, quite literally, as she is running the Virgin London Marathon on April 23rd and raising sponsorship for the very worthy MS Society.
The MS Society is a charity very close to her heart. She has several friends with the disease, including her running buddy and lifelong pal Shirley’s husband who was diagnosed a few years ago, and a good friend who sadly lost her battle at the start of 2016 aged just 42. So Gillian’s motivation couldn’t be higher: to raise awareness, provide support and ultimately raise funds to help find a cure for MS sufferers.
Training is going well with a long run of 20miles planned along the Clyde Walkway this weekend and her monthly mileage now 100miles+ despite the relentless wet and windy weather that goes hand in hand with winter training. As it’s Gillian’s first (and she says only!) marathon, we want to show our support to get her round those 26.2miles. Please visit her Justgiving page to read her story and donate if you can. Good luck Gillian and thank you.
Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gillian-shirley if you’d like to donate to Gillian’s MS Society fundraising cause.