Ayrshire fitness fanatic, Scott Brown from Irvine, is putting his best foot forward by taking part in this year’s London Marathon, Sunday April 21st.
Thirty year old Scott is no stranger to fitness challenges, having become the first European over the finish line in America’s Tough Mudder Challenge in November, billed as “probably the toughest event on the planet”. Scott, who was only beaten by Americans, had to cover the 12 mile obstacle course as many times as possible within 24 hours.
However, a personal trainer and formerly in the armed forces, Scott has raised the bar even further with his latest challenge, for not only will this be his first ever marathon but he has decided to run the 26.2 mile course wearing a 50lb back pack to symbolise the 50th anniversary of the Ayrshire charity.
Scott, who runs SBF Boot Camps in Dundonald said, “I’ve done a lot of fell running and have always intended to run a marathon but got side-tracked with other challenges. I’ve not yet attempted running with the back pack on but my training is coming on fine and I’m up for a challenge and no matter what I’ll cross that finish line. Thinking of all the people I’m helping at Hansel will get me through it!”
Sheila McLean Hansel Fundraising Co-ordinator added, “Scott is a true inspiration and a real community champion. I know he’s helped many local causes over the year and is really modest in his personal achievements. Our anniversary is a great occasion for us but even we were surprised when Scott decided to up the challenge and carry the back pack”.
Anyone wishing to pledge support to Scott’s marathon challenge can visit http://www.justgiving.com/Scott-Brown6
and follow his journey on Facebook at SBFbootcamp