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67-Year-Old To Run After Cancer Recovery Julia Thornton took up running in her mid-60’s after recovering from breast cancer and hopes to inspire others to follow her example by taking part in the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday 27th August. Gorillas On The Run In Aberdeen Runners in the small Aberdeenshire town of Aboyne shouldn’t get too concerned if they see a gorilla running around the streets over the next few weeks. Mum Running To Beat Post-Natal Depression A North-East mum who began running little more than 18 months ago to help overcome post-natal depression has never looked back and is excited about taking part in the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on 27th August. American Couple In Aberdeen For First Overseas Run Americans Steve and Debbie Taylor are excited about taking part in the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run which they have chosen for their first overseas race. NEW ABERDEEN FAMILY RUN IS A SELL-OUT The inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run is shaping up to be a day to remember, as the family run has reached capacity two weeks before the event takes place. Search For Kilt Record-Breaker At Aberdeen Run An ambitious attempt to set a new world record for the fastest half marathon runner wearing a kilt will take place at the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday 27 August ROBBIE RENWICK TO BE HONORARY STARTER IN ABERDEEN North east Olympic swimming star Robbie Renwick will set more than 7,000 runners on their way when he performs the role of honorary starter at the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on 27th August. Mum To Run In Aberdeen After Surviving Cancer Battle Fraserburgh mum Sarah Dalgarno is ready to tackle her first half marathon after successfully battling against major illness. First-Time Runner Fundraising For Disability Shetland Shetlander Holly Jamieson has never been a runner but the 22 year-old from the small island of Walsay is prepared to push herself through the pain barrier for the benefit of less fortunate members of her community. Blind Dave Targets An Aberdeen Double Dave Heeley has been blind for most of his adult life, but that never stopped the 59 year-old from tackling many daring challenges, and next month he will attempt a unique double in the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run.