A team of runners is attempting to run 100 miles from Inverness to the Isle of Skye in five days starting on Saturday (13 June). The Run 100 team will be lead by Fraser Smart of Xerox’s Consulting and Analytics Group and Laura Lee from Maggie’s, and will also be joined for one day by Fraser’s cousin and Scottish Sun editor, Gordon Smart.
Skye's The Limit For Run 100
The team are aiming to raise £20,000 for Maggie’s, the charity providing free support for cancer sufferers and their friends and family. It’s a cause close to Fraser’s heart, as he has been diagnosed with cancer five times, and found the support he received from Maggies hugely beneficial to him and his family.
Fraser and Laura will be joined by colleagues Lizzie Hunt, Joanna Lloyd-Jones, Marie McQuade and Mark Cooper, and by Maggie’s supporter Mark Bradshaw of Wood MacKenzie. The group is to be accompanied by running guide Ben Preece.
Fraser, who lives with his family in Kilsyth, Lanarkshire, said: “Maggie’s offers amazing support. I am not great at talking about my fears and how I’m feeling, but Maggie’s helped me to ask the questions that I really needed answered, as well as helping to support my family too. I wanted to be able to give something back to Maggie’s and Run100 is going to be a wonderful way to raise money, taking us through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, as well as some quite challenging and hilly terrain.”