Players and staff at an Aberdeenshire amateur football club ran offshore, overseas, and through a lightening storm to raise funds for two local charities.
Stonehaven’s Cowie Thistle AFC had been nominated by Stonehaven Juniors FC to take part in the 24-hour challenge.
It has been taken up by other teams in the north-east to support third sector organisations that have lost income due to coronavirus.
Over the weekend of June 26 and 27, members of the squad and management team ran for an hour each, some through the night, undeterred by foul weather.
Alain Craig, who works in the oil industry, completed his hour on a treadmill offshore, while Aaron Causby took part from Norway.
In total, 32 members of the playing anc coaching staff volunteered, running a combined total of over 372 kilometres during the 24 hours.
Striker Shaun McDonald topped the charts, running 14.36 kilometres in his 60 minutes.
Cowie coach Neil Cursiter said: “We are so proud of everyone who volunteered to run for CLAN and Friends of Carronhill School.
“Our initial target was £1,000 and we smashed that by raising almost £4,000, which will be shared equally between the two charities.
“The night of Friday the 26 was stormy, so the lads had some rain, thunder and lightening to contend with, but it clearly didn’t slow them down.
“The runs took place all over the north-east.
“Many were in Stonehaven but also in Inverbervie, Portlethen and Cults, and we had a runner in central Aberdeen at 3am.
It was also great that the guys who work away joined in. It was fun watching them all during the night.”
Fiona Fernie, CLAN’s head of income generation and business development said: “The enthusiasm from the squad and the management team has been inspiring and it has been fabulous to see the way they all got into the challenge.
“Running through the night in a dramatic summer storm is especially impressive.”