Edinburgh’s Lord Provost is gearing up to tackle 26 miles on Sunday (26 April) when he takes on the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015.
He will join over 960,000 runners, including Scottish TV presenter Jenny Falconer, F1 racer Jensen Button, and supermodel Christy Turlington in the annual race to the finish line in The Mall in London.
In training for the race with his trademark ‘chain’ of office running gear, the Lord Provost Donald Wilson has been busy raising money for local Edinburgh charities.
He has received over £5,000 in donations so far.
Lord Provost Wilson said: “With the starting line looming I’ve been going the extra mile to prepare myself for the London Marathon.
“It’s my first ever attempt at a 26 mile challenge after taking up running last year, but a successful ‘test race’ earlier this week gave me a confidence boost. The real thing is a daunting prospect but it is all in the name of charity.
“The donations that have rolled in and the supportive comments I’ve received have been heart-warming and I thank everyone for their support. Wish me luck!”
The Lord Provost will be running to raise funds for Edinburgh charities The One City Trust and the Jamie Skinner Foundation.