Roslin family run rings around their house

A Roslin family ran a combined total of 13 miles in their garden on Sunday to raise money for the Clic Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer fundraiser.

Thursday, 30th April 2020, 6:31 am
Claire Houston with Katie (4), Isla (5) and Fraser (8).

The Houston family of five ran 415 laps of their home as part of the London Marathon Challenge 2.6, which due to the coronavirus lockdown replaced the postponed annual event which was due to take place on Sunday.

Mum Claire, dad Ross and their children Katie (4), Isla (5) and Fraser (8) all took part in the running challenge.

Claire told the Advertiser: “I’m especially proud of my children – they ran 2.6 miles each in just under two hours!

“Lots of local people came out to see us run and some had even made flags to wave at us. At the latest count, we raised over £200 for Clic Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer.

“This challenge was part of ongoing fundraising that I am undertaking for this charity. My children’s friend, my friends’ daughter, was diagnosed with cancer when she was just five-years-old. Any parent’s worst nightmare.

“I learned about this charity and the amazing support they offer families like theirs and decided to try and raise £4000 for them by running a series of events over 18 months which is the likely duration of my wee friend’s treatment.

“I’ll be taking on other challenges, one per month, to continue raising money for Clic Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer.

“It’s tricky at the moment with no events but I’m sure I’ll manage to complete some more solo, family and virtual events and races. I’ve entered the Great North Run in September too and my challenge will finish with a marathon to celebrate my 40th birthday!”

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