Davie Fraser will be one of thousands of fathers running in the 2012 Men's Health Forum Scotland 10K on June 17. The Men's Health Forum Scotland 10K, the only 10k in Scotland specifically for men, takes place on Fathers Day and that's why the occasion will be extra special for the Glasgow man.
Davie is dad to Tilly who was born three months prematurely and suffers from the rare congenital disease called tracheo-oesophageal fistual (TOF). Tilly was in Yorkhill Hospital for the first 7 months of her life and underwent several gruelling medical procedures.
It was during Tilly's time in Yorkhill Hospital, that Davie discovered Yorkhill Children's Foundation was an official charity for the Men's 10K. He decided that he would take part in the event, on behalf of the Foundation, as it gave him the perfect opportunity to give something back to the Hospital that had given such dedicated care and attention to his little girl.
Davie encouraged many of his friends, family and colleagues to take part in the 2011 event and raised over £3,500. After the success of last year, Davie vowed he would take part in the Men's 10K each year, in recognition of his very brave and inspirational daughter Tilly.
Davie said: "I am looking forward to running the MHFS 10k for Men for the second time now. By my own admission I am not the fittest or healthiest guy on the planet and the Men's 10k was the first ever running event I had taken part in. The 2011 event gave me a real focal point to aim towards whilst Tilly was in hospital. This Father's Day, Tilly will be at home with us which makes the event all the more special as I know that when I cross the finishing line my daughter will be waiting for me."
"I definitely got a dose of the running bug after taking part last year and I am keen to maintain the physical level I reached while taking part in the 2011 event and I would urge other men out there to do the same even if, like me last year, they have never taken part."
To register for the 2012 Men's Health Forum Scotland 10k for Men visit the event website.