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An Inverness woman completed the San Francisco marathon, raising money for Highland charity RASASH


By Imogen James

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Nóirín Ní Ghiollagáin with friend and running partner Josh.
Nóirín Ní Ghiollagáin with friend and running partner Josh.

Nóirín Ní Ghiollagáin (22) had previously never run a marathon, but was training in the lead up to make sure she could complete the challenge.

She moved to Silicon Valley to work as a neuromuscular clinical research co-ordinator in the Stanford School of Medicine but wanted to support a charity close to her heart back home.

RASASH helps provide crucial support to survivors of sexual violence ad abuse, and is the only service of its kind in the region. Running with friend Josh Meidl, she completed the marathon in five hours and 31 minutes.

Nóirín said: “It was an incredible challenge. That is why it was great to have an amazing group of people there to support me – including Josh who also ran the marathon!

“Thank you to everyone who has donated so far – together, you have raised £1415 for RASASH.

“I share my achievement with all of you!”

Donations can still be made online.


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