63 year old former Reuters manager and foreign correspondent Scott
Thornton from Glasgow
took part in the London Marathon on Sunday raising £1,530.00. Amazingly until the age of 61 Scott’s running did not
extend further than one or two miles
Father of three, Scott’s inspiration to run the Marathon to raise funds
for ENABLE Scotland came from his daughters,
saying: “My eldest daughter Laura is a fundraising manager with MacMillan Cancer
Care and I have watched her run two Marathons.
“I wanted to run the London Marathon in aid of ENABLE Scotland as my
daughter Fiona has a learning disability and is profoundly deaf. Learning
disability charities are seriously under-funded. They are not nearly as popular
or easy to promote as many other charities and deserve far more recognition. ENABLE Scotland
is doing a great job of providing practical assistance. The London Marathon
will be by far the most physically challenging experience of my life and I will
need all the encouragement I can get!"
Scott is the Owner-Director of specialist public relations
company Hotel PR. He is a former foreign correspondent and manager with global
news agency and financial services company Reuters, and has worked in more than
He lives in Glasgow
city centre, near Glasgow Green where he does much of his training. He is
married and has three children aged 17, 27 and 34.
Scott says: “I took up long distance running at the ridiculously late
age of 61, having never before run more than a mile or two although I have
always been a keen tennis player
Big-hearted Scott may already be known to some as he is a guitarist and
singer with The Baseliners who play at care homes, hospitals and day centres
throughout Central Scotland, raising thousands
of pounds for charity. Proceeds from some of their next shows will go towards
his Marathon fund for ENABLE Scotland.