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I'm running my first long distance course in years for Kidney Research UK because 2019 marks 10 years since my Dad passed away.

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  • In memory of: John Joseph Harkins
  • Event: Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10k 2019, 29 Sep 2019

Kidney Research UK

We fund & deliver ground-breaking research to develop treatment and save lives.

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UPDATE 22.10.19

I've entered the Kelpies Supernova 5k on Sunday 10th November!

I'm hoping that I will not have any issues with my knee(s). I'm going to cover 5k initially and then aim for another 5k shortly after (to make up for the 10k I couldn't participate in last month).

All donations for Kidney Research UK still gratefully received.

Thanks everyone for your support. Just hoping my knees support me!!!

Wish me luck. 



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UPDATE 28.09.19

I have an update to my event...

Unfortunately I'm postponing running the Great Scottish Run 10k.

My recent knee injury is still not 100% gone and I have decided to hold off a little longer to ensure that I don't set myself back with injury again. I've had a 4 week gap in training which is significant for me, having not done much running for a long time.

I'm gutted, but it's not all bad because I will be doing an alternative 10k soon (event details tbc). And now I have a little more time to train, and a bit more time to raise even more funds for Kidney Research UK.

I am really grateful for all the donations received so far. Thankyou so much for your support in my challenge.

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On Sunday 29th September I am going to run The Great Scottish Run '10k' to raise money for Kidney Research UK.

Kidney Research UK is the leading UK charity funding research into the causes, treatment and prevention of kidney disease. Kidney disease is known as a 'silent killer'. Currently in the UK there are over 3 million people with it and there is no cure.

This charity means a lot to myself and my family as my Dad passed away aged only 66, on 14th October, almost 10 years ago after a long illness that stemmed from polycystic kidney disease.

I haven't run for several years since starting a family, and then launching my business, so I'll be starting from scratch again. It's going to be a transition from my usual focus of 'deadline' ...  to ...  'finish line'. Can you see what I did there?!

I only have 7 weeks to train! However, I have a secret weapon called David White, owner of David White Running Fitness as my coach and I am confident I will be able do this! It's a double challenge because not only will I be starting my journey back to fitness, I'll be aiming to raise as much money as I can for such a worthy cause. I know it can help so many families. 

Every year around 60,000 people with kidney failure are alive today because of the advances in research that Kidney Research UK have directly contributed to. This means more and more patients and their families have the chance of living a normal life.

Thankyou so much for any contribution you can make to this deserving charity. 

Alison x

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