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Mayfield woman’s running feat complete!

Alison Pringle, Mayfield who ran 2013 miles in 2013 in memory of her friend Susan Green who died of a brain tumour in 2011.

Alison is pictured with her running partner Stitch (4yrs old)

Alison Pringle, Mayfield who ran 2013 miles in 2013 in memory of her friend Susan Green who died of a brain tumour in 2011. Alison is pictured with her running partner Stitch (4yrs old)

A Mayfield woman ran an incredible 2013 miles last year to raise money in memory of her friend who died from a brain tumour in 2012.

Alison Pringle (41) raised £3,500 for Brain Tumour Action Scotland in memory of her friend Susan Green from Newtongrange.

Alison, a residential child care officer for Midlothian Council ran 40-50 miles every week, making up her mileage target with training and marathons in the UK and abroad.

She said: “It was really tiring I have to say. I pulled a muscle in September with 700 miles still to go so it was a bit of a nightmare.

“I was running the Perth Marathon, going very fast downhilll which I shouldn’t have, and I actually heard it pop. Looking back I should have stopped, but I wanted my medal!

“After that I had to run with supports on and take lots of pain killers. And I had to change my style of running, I basically had to run with one leg. I got used to it.”

Read more in this week’s Midlothian Advertiser, out now.

 

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