Capital sports enthusiasts don’t come any pluckier than Cat Maclean who at the beginning of this summer competed in the Meadows 5K run and raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
What made Cat’s efforts especially commendable was the fact that, with approval from medical authorities, she ran while undergoing chemotherapy and facing imminent surgery for breast cancer.
With her treatment complete, Cat, a mum-of-three who works in the legal profession, pulled on trainers and successfully completed the Scottish Half Marathon on Saturday raising £1443 for Cancer Research on a route starting in Prestonpans, heading out through Longniddry, then on to the coast road before looping back through Cockenzie and Port Seton and finishing at Musselburgh racecourse.
Cat said: “I finished the Scottish Half Marathon in 1:59:22 and was very pleased to break two hours! I finished in the top half of the field and came 39th out of 145 in my category (females aged 45-49) which I’m really chuffed about given the year I’ve had!”
Cat’s next charitable event is the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on October 5. See her Just Giving page – www.justgiving.com/catmaclean.
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