Freya Murray was back in Scotland last weekend to cheer on runners at the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow, but next month she'll return north of the border in a more competitive role as she is to take part in the Great Edinburgh Run 10K on Sunday 7 October. The 28-year-old Scot was a very late replacement for the injured Paula Radcliffe, for the Olympic Women's marathon and despite just a week's notice of her selection, was the first Briton to finish the race.
The Newcastle-based structural engineer is determined to improve on her performance at the Great Edinburgh Run two years ago which saw her finish as first European athlete and seventh overall.
Peter Riley, the elite athletes manager for the event said: "I'm sure there will be a fantastic reception awaiting Freya. Although she now runs for Chester-le-Street, a North East England club, she is a Scot through and through. The distance of 10 kilometres may appear very short for her, but let's remember in the past three years as she has progressed to the marathon she has twice won the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run and the Great Ireland Run, both 10km races."
Starting and finishing in the scenic surroundings of Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, the Great Edinburgh Run sees thousands of runners of all abilities take on both the 10k and 5k courses while hundreds of youngsters will take part in the Bupa Junior and Mini Great Edinburgh Runs.
Entries for all events are still open, for more information visit the Great Edinburgh Run website.