Media Release: Epilepsy Scotland running team – star training

BBC Radio and TV star, Elaine MacKenzie Ellis, has joined Epilepsy Scotland’s new running team.

This ‘Me Too’ children’s TV actress is raising awareness of epilepsy on behalf of her sister.

Elaine is promoting the Epilepsy Scotland running team as a great way to get fit and raise money for a good cause.

Elaine, who appears on BBC Radio Scotland’s Ellis and Clarke show, will do The Great Scottish Run 10k in Glasgow on 5 September 2010. She is confident that weekly training sessions, guidance from a certified coach plus top tips by Glasgow-based SJ Fitness professional trainer will help her complete the race.

Training for the running team starts in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park at 8pm on Tuesday 15 June 2010.  There are still a few places left.

So if you want to run alongside Elaine and support the 40,000 people living with epilepsy in Scotland please call 0141 427 4911 today.


Notes to editor 

* Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard.  We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. This common serious neurological condition affects one in 130 people. We represent nearly 40,000 Scots with epilepsy, their families and carers.

* Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers advice, support and information.  People can email (, text 07786 209501, or download information from our website:

SJ Fitness is a small boutique Fitness and Wellness studio situated on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

For more details please contact:  Ellenor Ferguson, head of Fundraising or Allana Parker, communications manager on: 0141 419 1701 or 07884 012 147.

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