A marathon-mad Aberdonian will put in the final miles of a year-long charity challenge this weekend.
Mike Inglis is not only on course to complete the feat of running 12 marathons in 12 months, but will do so by doing away with traditional sports kit in favour of a purple kilt.
The 40-year-old is the head of health and safety for charity Alzheimer Scotland, and has taken on the herculean effort to raise thousands of pounds for the cause.
Tomorrow he will slip his running shoes on once more to tackle the last 26-mile leg of his journey – the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon.
Mr Inglis said: “When I set out to take on 12 marathons in 12 months, I knew it was going to be difficult, but little did I know the impact it would have on my physical and mental well-being.
“There have been many highs and lows throughout this experience but what has kept me going is the support of my family and friends and knowing that this challenge is raising awareness and funds to ensure that nobody faces dementia alone.”
He added: “Completing this challenge would not have been possible without the support of 1.618 Financial Services and I am very grateful for each and every donation pledged, which has made the last 11 marathons worthwhile.
“With one more marathon to go, I am looking to make that final push with my fundraising efforts and hope to raise £2,000 by the end of the year.”
There are approximately 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and the charity has described it as the biggest health and social care challenge society is facing.
Clare Jamieson, a community fundraiser for Alzheimer Scotland, said: “We are all really impressed with the challenge Mike has set himself to help raise vital funds to support people living with dementia.
“Most people set out to run one marathon as a challenge so the fact that Mike has nearly completed his 12 marathons in one year is incredible.”
To donate £5 text FACE73 to 70070, or search Michael Inglis on justgiving.com