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Bride-to-be running 10k to honour tragic Dundee United fan Liam Colgan

Liam Colgan

An Angus woman is to compete in the Great Scottish Run in memory of her husband-to-be’s brother.

Susan Dolan, 34, had been due to marry Eamonn Colgan before his brother Liam went missing in Hamburg on February 10.

The former Perth music student’s body was found in the River Elbe 10 weeks later.

Now Susan, from Monikie, is training to run the Glasgow 10k race in memory of Liam.

Liam Colgan

She will also be raising funds for a charity that helps families affected by crime overseas. When Liam went missing, a friend came across the Lucie Blackman Trust and put the family in touch with it.

Susan said: “The moment we got in touch with the trust they couldn’t have been more helpful. Nothing was too much for them.

“They helped us liaise with the media and local authorities and helped us book flights and hotels so we could bring Liam’s body back to Scotland.

“I don’t know what we would have done without their support and help.”

Susan, a community staff nurse, is running with four friends and neighbours – Nicola MacQueen, Gemma White, Nicky Logue and Laura McGilvery. She added: “Before we started training I couldn’t even run a mile but I have been building up.

“Liam wasn’t a keen runner at all but sometimes he would have sporadic bursts of doing exercise. He would be proud that I’ve managed to get myself to a level to complete the 10k.”

To sponsor Susan and her team, visit runforliam.raisely.com.


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