Another level of crazy for ‘gym guy’ Innes

Robert Cruickshanks (left) trustee Martyn's Monday Club discusses the run from Oban to Fort William and back to oban with runner Innes Hughes. Photograph: Kevin Mcglynn.

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Having completed half the distance in 12 hours last year, ‘gym guy’ Innes Hughes, is now challenging himself to run from Oban to Fort William and back in 24 hours in aid of mental health support charity Martyn’s Monday Club.

The run will begin at 5pm on December 29 in Station Square when the 23-year-old personal trainer will head for Connel before joining the cycle path route to The Fort. Having only trained for his challenge for four weeks, Innes will also complete a loop around  Creagan Loch on the way there and back to reach his 100 mile target.

‘I thought I’d set the challenge of doing it both ways because I remember thinking how crazy it was after completing it going one way, so to complete it both ways in one go would just be another level of crazy,’ said Innes.

Having dealt with his own ‘issues’ in the past Innes is only to pleased to be able to help out Martyn’s Monday Club.

‘I know that there’s a lot of people out there that really benefit and rely on groups like this to listen to them in their time of need,’ he added.

‘I have known what it’s like to be in bad place, I know what it’s like to know you have someone there to help you get through it and so having such a close connection to the club I felt it was the clear choice.’

To donate towards Innes’ challenge visit his 100 miles? Just Giving page.