Female runner, 48, dies after falling ill during gruelling 10-mile night-time race called the Mighty Deerstalker

A woman has died after falling ill during a night-time race that passes through a swamp.

The unnamed woman was rushed to hospita l after she became unwell about one mile into the 10-mile Mighty Deerstalker event in the Scottish Borders.

Paramedics desperately tried to save her life but she died en route to Borders General Hospital.

She fell ill just before 6pm on Saturday at the event, billed as the UK’s biggest night race, which was being held at Innerleithen in Tweeddale.

A spokesman for organisers Rat Race Adventure Sports, said: “We are extremely saddened to

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