A FITNESS fanatic has celebrated turning 50 by raising more than £1,200 for community project EATS Rosyth.

Andy Bruce, from Fife Football Fitness, endured 50 miles in a day – the equivalent of 100,000 steps – by doing multiple laps of Loch Leven.

The money he's raised will help EATS Rosyth renovate their new community hub at the former Clydesdale Bank in Queensferry Road, which they are currently crowdfunding for.

Andy said: "I turned 50 in March and I wanted to do something to mark it but with the restrictions in place, there wasn't a lot I could do!

"That's when I came up with the challenge of doing 50 miles in a day but when I first planned it I thought I would be able to get a chalet at Loch Leven so I could fuel up.

"But, as the time got closer, I realised I was just going to have to do it without it, so on March 27 I set off at 5am and I finished at 10.10pm that night.

"I could not walk for about five days after!"

Andy, who ran for Scotland in his younger days burned 9,000 calories during the day.

"Some of the guys from Fife Football Fitness joined me through the day and it was good to have company to get me through it," he said.

"The last lap was absolutely horrendous though!

"My car stayed at Loch Leven for about five days because I couldn't bend my knees to drive!

"I thought I was in reasonable condition but it was hard going!

"But a lot of money was raised on the day so that's the main thing.

"When I knew I was going to do the challenge for charity, I spoke to one of my friends that volunteers for EATS Rosyth.

"My dad was born in Rosyth and I do a lot of work in the town too so I'm glad to help."

EATS Rosyth were amazed at the lengths Andy went through to raise those all-important funds for their new community hub, which will help them in their goal of growing and sharing food, reducing waste, helping the environment and improving food education.

Karen Dorrat, food project manager at EATS Rosyth, said: "The fundraising crept up and up on the day that Andy took on the challenge and even in the last few days people were donating.

"So Andy presented us with a very large cheque!

"The money will help us get the new hub finished.

"Andy has offered to do some fundraising for us and will take on an even bigger challenge, which is very generous of him."