Plea for people to get on the run

Forth and Clyde canal. Townhead, Kirkintilloch.  Drena and Mammy O'Malley promoting Deafblind Scotland 10k run on April 16th 2011 26.3.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Forth and Clyde canal. Townhead, Kirkintilloch. Drena and Mammy O'Malley promoting Deafblind Scotland 10k run on April 16th 2011 26.3.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

RUNNERS across East Dunbartonshire are being urged to get on the starting blocks for two special charity runs.

Almost 100 people have already registered to take part in Deafblind Scotland’s 10k race and 5k fun run along the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal later this month.

The races - on Saturday, April 16 - aim to raise funds for the Lenzie based charity to support its work to improve the lives of deafblind people. To pre-register for the event visit www.deafblind-scotland.org.uk

Alternatively you can go along on the day to Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome.

The 5k fun run starts at 1.15pm (register by 12.45pm).The 10k run starts at 2pm (register by 1pm).

Deafblind Scotland’s Drena O’Malley and her husband Hamilton, who is president of Springburn Harriers, are pictured on the canal bank.

The event is affiliated to the Scottish Athletics Federation and organised in conjunction with Kirkintilloch Olympians and Springburn Harriers.