Scott’s dogged efforts for cancer charity

Scott and his dog Holly cross the finishing line
Scott and his dog Holly cross the finishing line

A north east Fife hairdresser has proved to be a cut above the rest by running a 69-mile ‘ultra marathon’ in aid of a charity close to his heart.

Scott Robb, owner of Scott Robb Hairdressing in Falkland, finished in an impressive ninth position in The Wall Ultra Marathon, which follows a gruelling route from Carlisle Castle to the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead.

The race takes its name from Hadrian’s Wall, which it follows for much of the way.

More than 450 runners took part, with 389 making it to the finish line.

Scott was inspired to take on the challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support after losing a close friend to cancer at the end of last year.

His amazing feat of endurance has already raised more than £2000 - and now he’s planning to continue fundraising by taking part in the New York Marathon on November 2.

Scott, a keen marathon runner, finished the 69-mile in under 12 hours.

He said: “I enjoy running and over the past five years have taken on one challenge each year to raise funds for charity.

“This year I decided to do something a bit bigger (and better!).

“Over the past months I have put in a lot of hours and miles of training and I am delighted it has paid off.

“This was the first time I’d ever run anything further than a marathon and I really had no expectations of finishing in a top 10 place.

“My aim was to finish the 69 miles, so I’m really delighted to have done this well.”

Accompanying Scott across the finish line at the Millennium Bridge was his dog Holly, who was often his training partner in the run-up to the event.