Runners, walkers and cyclists have virtually gone round the world three times to raise more than £45,600 for a cancer charity.
Friends of Anchor launched its Going the Distance challenge last month, hoping participants would cover the 2,600 miles that the charity covers.
But more than 650 people signed up and clocked an impressive 96,100 miles – lapping the original target 36 times. That is the equivalent of travelling around the world more than three times.
Last night, the charity’s finance and fundraising coordinator Carly Munro said they had been “blown away” by the response to the challenge.
“There was some real creativity going into clocking up the miles, as we had several people taking part while shielding, doing laps of their garden or making sure they got out at the crack of dawn so as not to see a soul,” she said.
“It’s been such an inclusive challenge and it’s amazing to see what can be achieved when people come together in spirit, even from afar.”
Supporters from as far afield as Switzerland, Spain, Texas, Dubai and Iraq took part, as did offshore worker Bruce Bain while he worked in the North Sea.
The highest mileage total came from Team Cowan, whose 26 members fought through the rain, hail and high winds, to complete 8,554 miles in memory of Ewan Cowan. They raised £4,179.39.