Strichen woman to run London Marathon in memory of late father

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A Strichen woman will run the London Marathon for British Lung Foundation in memory of her dad who died from lung disease three years ago.

Senga Buntrock, 41, will take fundraise for the charity during the run after her dad James Strachan passed away in October 2012 from interstitial lung disease.

Senga said: “He had been ill for some time however his passing was still a great shock and I miss him every day.”

The novice runner will take part in the marathon on Sunday April 24 and has already raised £2,825 for charity.

She said: “Generally, I am a couch potato and like nothing more after finishing work than playing with my dogs and then lazing in front of the television.

“It has really challenged and taken me right out of my comfort zone by making me exercise and stick to my training plan.”

Senga has said that she is “definitely not fast” but that’s she’s not in it to win it but rather to challenge herself physically and mentally and to “compete it in one piece”.

She also thanked her husband David for his support throughout her training and local businesses the Co-op, Websters Pharmacy, White Horse Hotel, The Lodge and the Mormond Inn.

Senga also thanked her neighbour Alex Salmond who donated two auction prizes for her fundraiser.

To sponsor Senga visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/sengabuntrock or her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Sengamarathonrun24april/

Senga will also hold a Pub Quiz and disco night on April 29 at the Mormond Inn in Strichen.