A WOMAN is set to take part in the Great North Run this weekend – just nine months after joining her local Slimming World.

Kathryn Rope, 34, from Springfield, has lost four stone since January.

Such has been her success that she’s opening her own branch of Slimming World on Wednesday, September 10, at Springfield Park Baptist Church.

She said: “I’ll never be a great runner, but it did wonders for my health, both mentally and physically and helped me out when I’ve been at my lowest. That’s why I really wanted to run the Great North Run for Mind.”

To sponsor Kathryn, visit www.justgiving.com/weightoffthemind