Rugby doc Morag all set to tackle city half marathon

Doctor Morag Rolland at Mansfield Park where she treats the injured players of Hawick and Hawick YM.
Doctor Morag Rolland at Mansfield Park where she treats the injured players of Hawick and Hawick YM.

Local doctor Morag Rolland is set to run the Glasgow Half Marathon to raise cash for medical equipment for Hawick Rugby Club.

Dr Rolland, who says she finds the prospect of the 13-mile run “daunting”, is the Greens doctor and despite being a working GP and the mother of three young sons, she attends both home and away matches in her capacity as the club’s medic.

Speaking this week, Dr Rolland, who works at a surgery in Jedburgh, said: “I’ve run a handful of 10ks but I’ve never attempted anything of this distance. It’s a bit daunting but I’m looking forward to it.

“I’ve been training thrice weekly since April so I’m well prepared.”

The half marathon takes place on October 4 and is the largest mass participation event in Scotland, attracting up to 15,000 runners of all abilities.

Dr Rolland also looks after the medical needs of Hawick’s reserve XV, Hawick YM, and is running to raise cash for items such as physiotherapy supplies, floor mats, and spinal boards and straps, as well as neck braces used to stabilise players suspected of sustaining serious damage.

She added: “It’s exciting and I’m hoping it all goes well on the day and I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me so far.”

If you would like to sponsor Morag, donations can be made by visiting https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/moragrobertson1