A FORMER Dunfermline MP was on the run over Easter – tackling the 117 miles of the Fife Coastal Path.

Willie Rennie completed the ultra-marathon distance last weekend in aid of mental health charity SAMH.

The 50-year-old Scottish Lib Dem leader, who is a member of the Carnegie Harriers, said: “From snow in Anstruther to sun in Wormit it was an experience to remember.

“It was 117 miles, 3100 metres of climbing, 22 fellow runners and a brilliant support team. All for the outstanding SAMH.

“Thanks to all the runners who joined me along the way and to everyone who has donated.”

Mr Rennie has currently raised £8,390 but the cash is still coming in. The donations have included £500 from Dunfermline-based company CR Smith.

Fellow Carnegie Harriers escorted him for the three-day run which went from Kincardine to Buckhaven on Friday, onto Cambo Sands on Saturday and to Newburgh on Sunday.

Speaking before the race Willie said: “I have put in the miles of training necessary for a run of this scale but nothing will quite prepare me for the event.

“The Scottish Association for Mental Health is a great charity that supports people in Dunfermline and West Fife.

“I have seen the valuable work they do so am sure that will drive me on during the darker moments of the weekend.”

You can still donate by texting “WRSH91 £1” to 70070 or go to justgiving.com/willie-rennie