A SAUCHIE runner has raised more than £10,000 across five gruelling challenges in support of Motor Neuron Disease.

Gregor Miller has been undertaking increasingly harder challenges, pushing his body to the limit to raise funds for three charities working to cure the disease.

He completed his fifth and final challenge over the weekend, running from Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s ground to Tynecastle in Edinburgh across a period of three days.

Now that his work is done, Gregor spoke to the Advertiser to discuss the difficulty of the final challenge.

He said: “It was very difficult. We left Inverness at around 2pm with a great send-off from Duncan Ferguson, who also signed a few shirts for us to auction.

“The first 27 miles out of Inverness was all incline and I had a bit of a wobble where I doubted the whole thing.

“I regained a bit of control and remembered why I was doing this and how much it meant for everybody so I got myself back on track.

“My calves and Achilles were giving me a lot of pain but I just focused on everyone struggling with motor neuron disease and thought of the pain they go through every day.”

Gregor started off with the Inverness half marathon in March, before taking on the Manchester marathon in April.

The following month, he ran along the Union Canal from Glasgow to Edinburgh over the course of one day.

He ran around the race track at the University of Stirling 400 times to cover a distance of 106 miles in 24 hours before embarking on the Caley-Castle Crusade.

Gregor has been raising money for MND Scotland, The Euan MacDonald Centre and the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The cause is particularly close to Gregor’s heart, who lost his father to the disease in 2019, thereby devoting all this time to fundraise for the charities.

He added: “It’s been an epic, emotional journey over the last year and it’s still hitting me now that it’s all done.

“I chose all these challenges because I knew people would doubt me and I wanted to pick a real challenge.

“For me, it’s enormous because how many people can say they’ve completed all these increasing challenges?

“My family and friends were all there to congratulate me at Tynecastle and I had so many emotions going through me.”

So far, Gregor has raised over £11,000 for the three charities, which should be rounded up to £15,000 with Gift Aid.

The fundraiser can be found on his social media pages: Caley-Castle Crusade on Facebook and Instagram and @mymnd5challenge on Twitter.