By Bill Heaney

This was physiotherapist Theresa McIntyre after finishing a half marathon in lovely Stornoway on Sunday.

Theresa took advantage of the bank holiday weekend to head off to the Hebrides and raise some money for one of her favourite charities, Alzheimer Scotland, which looks after people with dementia.

Being a sensible Scot, she didn’t take it for granted that there would be sunshine, especially since it was holiday time when it never rains but it pours.

“We got off lightly. The rain wasn’t that bad,” the conqueror of every Munro Scotland, told me afterwards.

Theresa added: “I flew over on Friday. Climbed the Hill Clisham on Harris. It’s a Corbett. I’ve nearly finished bagging all of them. Think I’ve now 15 out of 222 to go.

“Half marathon  on Saturday.  Light rain throughout the race. Lots and lots and lots of hills during the race. Was hoping to get a time under 2 hours. I got 1 hour and 57 mins. So I was chuffed.”

She tells me a Hebridean buffet was laid on afterwards with all proceeds to Alzheimer’s Scotland too.  Then a ceilidh  at night.

“I danced all night. I have no aches or pains at all. I’m thinking they will appear soon though.”. 

You can give the Dumbarton woman who works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow some encouragement and help Alzheimer’s  Scotland at the same time.

Dig deep and contribute to Theresa’s Just Giving page which is at

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