Vikki Oliver Marathon run 29/09/13

Vikki Oliver Marathon run 290913
Tracy Sollis Trust supporter Vikki Oliver is running the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2013 on 29/09/2013 to help fund raise for the Trust.

Vikki writes: This will be my first ever marathon and I'm very pleased to be raising money for such a commendable charity whose aim is to assist in the prevention and relief of sickness, suffering and distress of those affected by leukaemia.

Following the tragic loss of Tracy, family and friends launched an appeal to establish the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia trust. Over the years they have successfully helped in providing essential care and medical equipment in the Worchester Royal Hospital.

Leukaemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow and although it is treatable, there is only a 45% survival rate. With increased research and available treatment, people diagnosed with leukaemia today are four times more likely to survive than those diagnosed in the 1970s. This disease has not only affected my family with the loss of my brother but many others worldwide, with 350,000 cases diagnosed a year. So when I hit the wall during those 26miles, I’ll be thinking of all the support I’ve had in raising money for such a worthy cause.

If you would like to help, please sponsor me using this page Just Giving

Many thanks for your support!

More about the Marathon

The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running is a notable fixture on the running calendar.  There are great marathons around the world, many of them particularly marked by their settings, and the Loch Ness ranks right alongside them.

The centuries-old legend of the Loch Ness Monster is a story that continues to run. Along with the scenic beauty of the area, it has been responsible for attracting visitors to this fascinating part of Scotland for many years.

The opportunity to put such a memorable marathon on their record, one with such a unique story to tell, has proven too strong a pull for thousands of runners of all abilities.

The route begins in an atmospheric location and continues through breathtaking scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, and into the centre of Inverness, capital city of the Highlands.

Runners at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon are taking on the challenge for many reasons: to raise money for good causes, to have fun and enjoy the fantastic setting, to experience the camaraderie, and to achieve their own personal goals.

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