Ladies on the run for charity

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The largest all women’s 10K in the UK took place on Sunday on the streets of the southside.

A total of 55 charitable ladies took part in the race proudly wearing t-shirts supporting Katie and Friends.

The local charity saw its coffers swell well beyond the already incredible mark of £130,000 thanks to sponsorship from the runners.

Despite the weather, all the ladies made it all the way to the finish line, where a smiling Katie was waiting.

The charity launched last year to raise money for Carolside nursery pupil Katie Milliken in case she needs cutting edge proton therapy which is not available in the UK, to cure a brain tumour.

Katie’s mum Louise told The Extra: “I am overwhelmed by the strength of support here today. Friends have travelled from all over Scotland to take part with us and I can’t thank everyone enough for being so kind”.

Freya Murray was the first Scottish winner of the Women’s 10K in more than ten years, crossing the finish line in 33 minutes and 36 second, with more than 10,000 ladies following on afterwards.

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