Army veteran from Newtongrange keeps on running

Army veteran Steven Waterston (42) from Newtongrange
Army veteran Steven Waterston (42) from Newtongrange

An inspirational Army veteran from Newtongrange put his own health challenges aside to complete another long-distance run last weekend.

Steven Waterston (42) completed the Munich Marathon in just over four hours earlier this month and did a “cheeky wee half marathon” in Jedburgh on Sunday as he continues to raise funds for veterans’ charity Poppyscotland

Steven joined the Army as a chef in 1992 and saw service in Northern Ireland and the Balkans before being medically discharged in 2011. In 2003 Steven was diagnosed with an inoperable neurological condition known as an Arterio Vascular Malformation (AVM) of the brain. Following a stroke in 2008 Steven began a treatment plan which saved his life but left him with multiple disabilities including mild cerebral palsy.

Speaking about why he is running for Poppyscotland, Steven said: “I chose Poppyscotland because the charity does fantastic work for a group of people who have faced immense danger and were prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice.

“Lest we forget those that are still here, especially at this time of year, and in the year of the First World War centenary commemorations.”

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