Arran man David one race away from seven marathon goal

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David Allsop who set himself the challenge of running seven full and half marathons in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is one marathon away from reaching his goal.

With just one race to go, the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow this weekend, David has already completed the London, Stirling, Edinburgh and Loch Ness marathons, the Great North Run in Newcastle and the Shiskine half marathon.

His last run, the Loch Ness marathon, he completed in a respectable time of  three hours 16 minutes and 20 seconds. Speaking after the race, David said: ‘It was a fantastic race over an undulating course along the banks of Loch Ness in some stunning scenery.

‘As it’s my last race on Sunday in Glasgow, the Great Scottish Run, I am appealing to supporters and asking friends and people of Arran that know me to dig deep and show their support for families battling with cancer. By donating and supporting Macmillan Cancer Support they will make such a difference to peoples lives. To donate go to ‘

David, who lives in Kilsyth, was raised in Sannox and still frequently returns to Arran to visit family. His marathon challenges are all done in memory of his fiancée Deborah who lost her life to cancer in 2012.