A DUNFERMLINE man is set go coast to coast in a "crazy" test of fitness after raising £1,500 for charity earlier this year.

Scott Bradley has the Race Across Scotland in August in his sights but admits the challenge might be a run too far.

The gruelling 214-mile trail begins at Portpatrick and finishes at Cokburnspath, and Scott is hoping to be finished in 100 hours.

"I think I'm a bit daft to be doing this," he said.

"I'm expecting a very tough challenge.

"I'll see how it goes but I'm not confident I'll finish.

"You're running non-stop with very limited rest. I'll probably fall asleep on my feet!"

The test comes after raising £1,500 for charity in February as he ran the West Highland Way in 27 hours.

Starting at 10pm at night on February 3, in snowy and icy conditions, he completed the 96 miles for the Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity (ECHC) at 1am on the Sunday.

Scott said: "Around that time of year most people raise money for charity by doing a dry January. I considered that but couldn’t imagine people buying into it.

"So, instead I vowed not to touch a drop of alcohol until I’d completed the entire distance from Fort William to Milngavie."

His father, brother-in-law and colleague ran some of the night sections with him and met him at various checkpoints throughout his run to monitor his health and provide him with food.

He was compelled to raise money for ECHC because of the way they looked after his niece’s son, Felix, who tragically passed away over Christmas last year after contracting meningitis.

Scott said: “My sister spoke so highly about the way ECHC cared for Felix that I just knew I had to do something to support the charity.

“ECHC really pushed the boat out to make it a magical Christmas period for kids staying at the hospital.

“After feeling so helpless at the time of Felix’s illness, taking on this challenge just felt right – it was therapeutic.

“The run was tough. With limited sight at night and with the snow covering, it was hard not to trip over rocks and bumps on the path.

“I got lost a couple of times along the way but I knew I had to stay in high spirits. Overall, it was a very rewarding experience.

“I carried a tracker with me so that friends and family could see my progress and send me messages of encouragement – they really kept me going.”