Half marathon challenge

Half marathon sisters (from left to right) Clare Inkster, Louise Fraser and Katherine Nisbet.

THREE Shetland sisters are undergoing a tough fitness programme in preparation to complete a half marathon next month to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Research charity.

Louise Fraser, Clare Inkster, and Katherine Nisbet will be running at the “Run to the Beat powered by Nike+” event in London, on 8 September.


They have been inspired to do so following surgery Fraser had last year to remove a benign brain tumour.

Now restored to good health, she has persuaded her sisters to join her in this running challenge. 

Inkster and Fraser are training around Scalloway and Lerwick, while Nisbet is training in Liverpool, where she now lives.

Fraser said: “I’m so grateful for the excellent medical care I received and now I’m well again I want to give something back.

“It came as quite a surprise to realise how underfunded brain tumour research is. 

“Running is new to me, and quite a challenge, but if this can help raise awareness and bring in much needed funds for brain tumour research, then it will all be worth it.”

A report last month from Brain Tumour Research highlighted how more people under the age of 40 die of brain tumours than of any other cancer, yet less than one per cent of cancer research spending goes to brain tumour research.

For anyone wishing to donate to this cause Fraser has set up a Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/Clare-Louise-Katherine

They aim to raise at least £3,000 for the charity.