Mark Beaumont completes cross Scotland challenge

Mark beaumont finishes his challenge

Mark beaumont finishes his challenge

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Scottish adventurer, Mark Beaumont, has successfully completed his cross-Scotland fund-rasing challenge in aid of STV appeal.

Mark became the first man to cover the Highland Fault Line on foot and in the water.

His route, which seen him stop over at Edzell, came to an end when he crossed the line at Aberdeen, after covering 230 miles in 10 days.

The challenge saw Mark cross the open sea three times, including a six mile swim from Arran to Bute, as well as swim across Loch Lomond and endure a series of exhausting ultra-marathon runs.

Mark’s journey was captured by STV’s cameras for an STV Appeal documentary to be broadcast later this year.

Mark said: “This has proven to be one of the toughest challenges of my life. Over 10 days, I pushed myself to my limit both with the open water swimming and ultra endurance running, covering 230 miles from Arran to Aberdeen.

“The stand out memory for me is how many thousands of people got involved, ranging from children, runners, fund-raisers, well wishes and companies. I didn’t run a single mile of the challenge alone and the community and online support brought this STV Appeal challenge to life. I can’t wait to find out how much we have managed to raise to help Scottish children’s charities.”