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11 Aug

Fit For A King

Shelby KingThere’s just under two weeks until standard entries close for this year’s Scottish Half Marathon + 10K which returns to East Lothian on 18 September. One runner who has already signed up is University of Edinburgh student Shelby King.

Shelby will be running the 10k in memory of her dad who passed away from pancreatic cancer five years ago. She explained: “I am raising money for Cancer Research UK, so one day no families will have to suffer what my family has, because of cancer.”

Shelby, who will soon be graduating with a Masters Degree in International Relations, has been training hard in Holyrood Park in preparation for September, alongside finishing off her dissertation.

She will soon be heading back to the USA and is excited to run the Scottish 10K before she leaves: “I will be ending my time in the wonderful city of Edinburgh with a bang, by running the race on the day before I head back home. This will be my second 10K, and I am aiming to run it in under 56 minutes.”

Shelby is well on her way to reaching her fundraising target of £300, and would welcome as many donations as possible. Her fundraising page can be found here.

Standard entries close on Wednesday 24 August at 5pm. For more information and to register, visit the event website