Woman dies in Scottish Borders cross country race

A runner has died while competing in a gruelling night time race held in the Scottish Borders.

The woman, 48, was participating in the Mighty Deerstalker event on Saturday - where competitors tackle off-road terrain while wearing head torches.

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Police say 'no suspicious circumstances' surrounding runner's death

Police in the Scottish Borders responded to a report of a woman having taken unwell during a sporting event near to Traquair House in Innerleithen at 6.15pm on Saturday 11th March.

The 48-year-old was treated by the Scottish Ambulance Service and was taken to Borders General Hospital. However, she passed away while en route.

Inquiries are continuing, however there appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

– Police Scotland spokesperson
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