Iain's ambition: to run for two years

Published on: 26 May 2017

LOTS of people do charity runs, but Totterdown’s Iain MacDougall has taken things one stage further by committing himself to two years of running.

Iain has already completed his first challenge – a 5k run at Ashton Court at the end of April.

Now he’s training for bigger challenges –  a 10k race, a half marathon and a full marathon, all of which he hopes to complete by the end of next year. 

Iain wants to raise £10,000 to split between two places which helped his brother and his sister – HospisCare in Exeter and the ICU department at Derriford Hospital in Barnstaple, North Devon.

Iain’s blog explains that he was devastated when 13 years ago he lost his older sister to an accident.

”It tore me up but I pushed it all back to help my family through it,” he said. “Just as I pulled myself out of that my older brother was diagnosed with cancer – 13 months later we lost him as well! It affected me and I hit the bottom.”

Now Iain has turned his life around with the help of his fiancée Mary and his three children. But he’s also been looking for a way to lose the weight he’s put on in his 30s, and use his efforts to do something in memory of his brother and sister.

“The tragedy in my life has made me look at how I live mine. I’m an average guy really and now I have decided to blog, vlog and make a difference to me, my family and for others.”

There’s a longer version of this story on the South Bristol Voice website 

If you’d like to support Iain in his quest, turn to his blog or his Justgiving page.


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