Gemma Carter from Cockermouth is just one of the runners taking part in this weekend's Great North Run.
She is running the race to raise money for a charity that supports people with Motor Neurone Disease - like her father - to help find a cure.
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Labour Education spokesperson Iain Gray said SNP ministers should be ashamed, as Scotland falls down international education rankings.
One of Scotland's foremost education academics has described today's figures on Scotland's standing in the world as "shocking".
Swinney says OECD statistics make for "uncomfortable reading" and pledges to press ahead with reform.