Sign up for marathon and get yourself fit

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A LEADING charity is urging city dwellers to keep fit by signing up for the Edinburgh Marathon.

Macmillan Cancer Support is the official partner of the marathon – which takes place on May 26 and 27 – and hopes to have over 800 runners participating this year, raising £400,000 for cancer patients.

Macmillan’s director in Scotland, Elspeth Atkinson, said: “Life often gets in the way and your planned three times a week trips to the gym just don’t materialise.

“That’s why signing up to run the Edinburgh Marathon Macmillan is such a good idea.”

She added: “We’ll be with you every step of the way.

“We provide comprehensive training, nutrition and kit advice, as well as simple ideas to raise money.”