Paisley Pirates’ defenseman Colin McMillan will soon be swapping his skates for running shoes when he joins up with thousands of other runners to take part in this year’s London Marathon.
Colin (above right), who has run in the event before, has been busy training for the event for a few months in addition to patrolling the blueline for the Pirates.
He also works as a coach for the Lanarkshire Lightning junior ice hockey club and has signed up for the race to raise money for a charity which is close to his heart.
“I’m running to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, so I have no problems at all in preparing for the event and hopefully raising a pile of cash for this most worthwhile of charities,” said Colin.
“I’ve got two friends who have recently been diagnosed with the condition, and most folk know of someone who has been touched by it, so I’m hoping that friends, relatives, anyone who knows me through my ice hockey activities and maybe even a few folk who don’t know me, can rally round to help me raise as much cash as possible.”
“Every donation made will help the final total and I’m very grateful for any support that I might receive.”
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