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Tough slog for runner Andy

Derek Mann (left) of Sarkar Development sponcered runner Andrew Muir to  the tune of �150. Andrew  is running a series of half marathons in aid of SCBU Ninewells.

Derek Mann (left) of Sarkar Development sponcered runner Andrew Muir to the tune of �150. Andrew is running a series of half marathons in aid of SCBU Ninewells.

 

An Arbroath dad has just completed his second of nine sponsored half-marathons to support a life-saving hospital baby unit.

Last month Andy Muir began his challenge of running one half-marathon a month from February to October to raise funds for the Special Care Baby Unit at Ninewells Hospital.

The SCBU is a cause close to the former lecturer’s heart after his son, James, required treatment there for respiratory problems following his birth in November.

According to Andy it was a tough slog on Saturday: “As an asthmatic with a chest infection and cold, this was a gruelling 13.1 miles, every mile was a challenge and giving up seemed so easy at times.

“Yet, whilst my pace was much slower than usual, I finished the challenge with my integrity intact! This was a local run around the outskirts of Arbroath – I had a few members of public ‘peep’ their horns in support of my effort, which kept me going!

“That said, in the back of my mind, thoughts of my son and of the babies at SCBU gave me the drive to finish.

“The route itself was undulating and comprised both tarmac and off-road trail. This was a relatively easy run, had I been well, compared to next month where I have a hat-trick of half-marathons to complete.”

Andy added: “A big thank you to all my sponsors: Tshirtprinting Ltd., TAZA, Run 4 IT, Bellrock , Party Time, Richards Cuttings, Tracy Booth Sports Therapist, Dundee Sweatshop and my newest sponsor SARKAR (DEV) Ltd Joiner Contractors.”

 

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