An Alva man has smashed his latest challenge as he bids to raise funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

Steven Queen took on the Extreme Stomp and scaled more than 7,400 steps at Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium in just one hour and 14 minutes.

And the 39-year-old, who has been on his own journey with mental health, admitted that although it was tough, the experience was invaluable.

He told the Advertiser: "It went great... It was a lot better than I was thinking. I actually ran for the first time in my life which I never thought I could do. Well, I haven't since high school.

"My calf muscles were sore for three days afterwards. The volunteers gave great encouragement, and support, and water."

A glutton for punishment, Steven revealed it might not be the last time he takes on the Extreme Stomp.

"I would like to do it again," he said. "It's just a great feeling. I never did any sort of stair climbing as part of my training. When I got into the stadium I thought, 'This will be a challenge.' I maybe underestimated it a bit."

With another one checked off the list, he is now setting his sights on another challenge and is thinking about doing the British Heart Foundation walk from Glasgow to Edinburgh in July of next year.

However, in the meantime, he still has one trek in Clackmannanshire left on his bucket list.

"I try and do at least six miles a day," he said. "There's one walk I haven't done in this area, that's Clackmannan to Dunfermline so it would be good to try that."