A TILLICOULTRY man has written his name firmly in the history books for the fastest run from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

Bryan Keye clocked in a time of 10 hours, 10 minutes and 2 seconds, smashing the old record which sat at 10 hours and 20 minutes.

The long distance runner set off on his route on Saturday, October 7 in order to raise funds for Breathe Easy Clackmannanshire, a cause close to his heart.

Bryan’s mum got involved in the charity in 2010, receiving support from them as she suffers from a lung condition.

“It was a long, hard and horrible day,” Bryan said. “The weather just got worse and worse as the day went on.

“Having raised so much money, I didn’t want to fail. The thought of handing over this cheque kept me going when the mental demons kicked in begging me to give up,

“My body took a couple weeks to recover, but the memory and achievement will last forever.

“Linda has created something really incredible and I’m so grateful for all the support my mum has received from Breathe Easy and Linda.

“She is the real hero in this story.”

Bryan credits Breathe Easy with making a significant change in his mum’s health, explaining that when her condition is bad, it can feel like she is breathing through a thin plastic straw.

In order to try to replicate this restricted feeling during the race, Bryan opted to wear a 15kg weighted vest throughout the run.

He set off from the Riverside Museum in Glasgow and carried along the canal until reaching the Saughton Complex in Edinburgh.

Through his fundraising efforts, Bryan presented Linda McLeod, chair of Breathe Easy Clackmannanshire, with a cheque worth £1770.11 to the group.

Linda added: “The trustees, members and volunteers at Breathe Easy Clackmannanshire would like to congratulate Bryan on his remarkable achievement.

“He is such an inspirational man who understands the effect long disease has on a family member. We are in awe of his fundraising for our group and thank him and his supporters for their kindness.”