Killearn woman is going to run the Loch Ness marathon

Lorna Sinclair GAH Loch
Lorna Sinclair GAH Loch

A KILLEARN woman is going to run the Loch Ness marathon next month to raise vital cash for people with brain injuries.

Lorna Sinclair (41) joined Graham Anderson House, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust’s (BIRT) service in Glasgow, as a senior physiotherapist in April this year.

As a regular runner this is not the first marathon she has tackled but it is her first attempt at the Loch Ness one.

She said: “This marathon has been in my sights since I began running in 2004. However, I have been living in Dublin for the past 10 years so it has been logistically impossible.

“I know and love the Highlands so running the course for BIRT will be a pleasure.”

Graham Anderson House was the first service in Scotland to be run by BIRT, which is a division of The Disabilities Trust.

It offers specialist brain injury rehabilitation services to men and women aged 18 to 65.

The main unit offers neuro-rehabilitation to people with an acquired brain injury following, for example, road traffic accident, stroke or assault.

The second unit is specially designed for those with additional challenging behaviour and complex needs, for example a person with an acquired brain injury with behavioural and/or cognitive deficits. This means they have very complex needs and high risk profiles - many have pre-existing mental health and/or substance abuse problems.

The Loch Ness Marathon is on Octiober 2, if you would like to sponsor Lorna please visit www.justgiving.com/lorna-sinclair

To find out more about the work of The Disabilities Trust visit www.thedtgroup.org or call 01444 239123.