Highland’s senior squad is aiming to complete a charity fundraising challenge by running the same distance as the first team travelled for games last season.
Around 70 players from Highland’s firsts and seconds sides are aiming to run a combined total of 3,093 miles, with the aim of raising the same amount of money for local mental health charity Mikeysline.
The squad has set up an online fundraising page which has raised just over £2,000, with Highland co-captain Callum Carson eager to do his own bit for the cause.
Carson said: “It’s quite a good number to aim for, there is a bit of meaning behind it.
“It’s quite competitive because there is a leaderboard there.
“We have got 70 signed up to Strava, but some are doing more than others which is natural with commitments, and some are more keen runners than others.
“We are trying to share the load a bit. I’m aiming to do more than 15 miles every week, and hopefully over 70 miles over the month.
“We still have gym programmes and sprint sessions to do, but this is getting more miles into the legs to increase the cardio capacity we’ve got.
“Now we are allowed to meet up with one person from another household, we are managing to train in twos keeping socially distanced.
“I have been meeting my cousin Rory Carson for a run now and again.”
Carson insists mental health is a strong focus of the Inverness club, who released a video to try and raise awareness of the issue last year.
Carson added: “Mikeysline were very good to us last year. We did a video about mental health last season which Mikeysline have supported. They spoke to us as a group and as individuals and we are keen to give back something to them.”