World record-breaker in Stoney

Members of the Stonhaven Running Club ran with Mark Beaumont has his challenge ran through Stonehaven
Members of the Stonhaven Running Club ran with Mark Beaumont has his challenge ran through Stonehaven

World record-breaking adventurer, Mark Beaumont, passed through Stonehaven on Monday as part of his latest challenge.

Mark, famed as the ‘Man who Cycled the World,’ had taken on a new challenge to run and swim the Highland Fault Line from Arran to Stonehaven.

And there were some excellent weather conditions for him to see Stonehaven at its best.

The challenge saw him run a 230-mile route.

Over the course of the mammoth expedition he crossed the open sea three times and became the first person to complete a six-mile swim between Arran and the Isle of Bute.

He arrived at Skatie Shore on Monday afternoon after a gruelling, challenging and very active journey.

Pat Stewart, Ali Robertson, Claire Allan, Frances Richards and Simon Winstanley, all members of the Stonehaven Running Club, ran through the town with him to help him on his way.

He was also cheered on by Arduthie School pupils and at the beach picked up a £500 cheque from the Lions Club and also a donation to his appeal from Callum Richardson of the Bay Fish and Chip Shop.

Members of the Stonehaven Running Club, who ran with him on Monday, also obtained sponsorship and held a coffee morning in the Upper Town Hall last Sunday and managed to raise upwards of £350 among them.

After arriving in Stonehaven, Mark carried on the extra 18 miles onto Aberdeen.

His final effort into the Granite City was to raise thousands of pounds through corporate sponsorship from a number of Aberdeen-based companies.

Mark was running for the 2013 STV Appeal for Children in Poverty.

More information on Marks expedition can be found on his website. http://markbeaumontonline.com