A CLYDEBANK-based scientist will swap test tubes for trainers as she looks to support patients at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital where she works.

Jill Campbell works in the clinical laboratories department at the Dalmuir hospital, and will take on the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10k along with seven colleagues to raise money for the Golden Jubilee Foundation – the charity which supports the research and innovation delivered in the hospital.

The 33-year-old biomedical scientist said: “The Golden Jubilee Foundation supports the groundbreaking innovations and world-class research work carried out at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, as well as providing additional support and care for patients and their families from all over Scotland.

“Seeing the amazing difference that our groundbreaking innovative work makes to so many lives really inspired us as a team to take on the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10k. All sponsorship money we raise will go directly to supporting our patients.

“I’m looking forward to having lots of fun with my colleagues throughout our training and during the run whilst raising valuable funds for this brilliant Foundation.”

With just 10 weeks to go until the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, Jill has joined forces with firefighter Grant Carnachan and Marie Curie Registered Nurse Maggie McGhee, who will be running to raise funds for the people they help in their professional lives when they take to the streets of Glasgow on Sunday, October 1.

The trio is now urging others to sign up for organisers, the Great Run Company, 10 weeks to 10k training plan.

The event, which last year raised a £3.6 million for hundreds of charities, will see thousands of runners take on 10k and half marathon routes but with less than 2,000 places left in the half marathon, aspiring participants are being urged to register before they are snapped up.

Alex Jackson, from organisers the Great Run Company, said: “It’s fantastic to see the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run inspiring so many people to get out there and raise money for such a wide variety of worthy causes.

“Scotland’s biggest weekend of running encourages runners of all abilities, and the vast range of running experience we see reflected in our participants every year shows that anyone can take part and help make a difference. With just 10 weeks to go, the countdown is truly on, and we look forward to people from all over Scotland and beyond coming together in Glasgow for what is always a hugely fun, exciting and inspirational weekend.”

More than 30,000 runners of all abilities will participate in the three-day event, with Sunday’s 10k and half marathon bringing the weekend to a close.

For more information and to enter the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run visit greatscottishrun.com.