A NOVICE athlete is limbering up to run her first 5k race in memory of her father who died of a heart attack.
Lisa Wallace, 33, has been getting up at 6am three times a week to train for the race and focusses on the memory of dad Ian who passed away suddenly in April 2011 aged 67.
She now aims to raise thousands of pounds for the British Heart Foundation Scotland by completing in the race at the Edinburgh Winter Warmer in Holyrood Park on November 3.
The beauty therapist from Roslin, said: “He was very healthy but one morning he just dropped down dead. It was a terrible shock to us all. It was really sad because I’d just found out I was pregnant and I’d told him, but obviously he never met his granddaughter Beth.”
And she added: “With work and having a small child I don’t have a lot of free time to train, so I get up at 6am, three times a week, to do my training run with the dog.
“I’m really enjoying the training and it’s good for my health too. At the start I didn’t think I could run for a minute.”