IT was a tale of two cities for a West Fife duo as they trekked 100k for charity.

Derek Baxter and Angela Sussex pounded the pavement between Glasgow and Edinburgh to raise around £2,500 for the British Heart Foundation.

Their five-strong team took part in the gruelling challenge of walking continuously, day and night, from both locations in an epic test of endurance.

Derek, from Dunfermline, said the trek was tough 'both mentally and physically', but was delighted to carry out the feat in memory of a friend.

He said: "One of our colleagues passed away suddenly at the age of 49 from a heart attack.

"And I think in one way or another, the team had all been affected by either their own health issues or members of the family.

"We're very pleased with how much we raised as it was a very difficult challenge.

"It was both mentally and physically straining.

"I thought I had hit a brick wall in Winchburgh, and could quit, but I managed to keep going.

"I was totally gone by the end and I couldn't understand what the paramedics were saying to me when I finished."

The trek started at the Glasgow Science Centre before it came to a conclusion at Edinburgh Academy.

Derek, Angela (from Dalgety Bay), James Clark, Richard Cobb and Robert Majercak all received medals for their efforts.

Thanks from Derek, Angela and the team were given to support driver, Mark Mullen, who was armed ready with buckets of ice at the check-in points.

Derek laughed: "He was a lifesaver.

"We had all done training walks from Kirkcaldy to St Andrews, and we managed those ups and downs fine.

"But it's completely different from Glasgow to Edinburgh as it's all flat and you're on the concrete non-stop.

"I would encourage everyone that wants to do it, to give it a go but add that they have to train properly for it.

"Would I do it all again? Probably not!"