Marathon man Alan Lindsay will stride closer to reaching his target of running 1000 miles in 2017 when he takes part in the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday (24 September). Lindsay, aged 48, has embarked on his ambitious challenge to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
So far Alan has already completed a number of marathons including Madrid, Edinburgh, Belfast and Stirling – he plans to complete the 1000 mile target at the Kendal Trail 10K in November, completing a challenge that came to him on New Year's Day.
"On New Year’s Day I woke up and decided that I was going to start the New Year with a run along the Union Canal in Falkirk,” Alan explained.
“It was freezing cold and during the run I found myself thinking back to friends, family and loved ones that are no longer here that would have loved to say happy new year and join me for a run. At this point I thought to myself what challenges should I take on this year for Team McMillan, to help support and raise awareness to this heinous disease.
“I have decided to push my body and in particular these old legs a bit further than they have ever been pushed before. I've even got to thank James Healey from work, as I know he will continue pushing me right up until the last of my events in Kendal.”
If you would like contribute to Alan’s great efforts check out his Just Giving page.