GP runs from Scotland to Sahara for charity

Aberdeen GP Dr Andrew Murray will set off next week to run 2,850 miles from John O'Groats to the Sahara Desert.

Dr Murray hopes to cover 28 miles a day for 85 consecutive days to raise £100,000 for the Yamaa Trust, a charity that tackles poverty in Mongolia, and for which he volunteers as medical director.

A BBC documentary team is set to follow Dr Murray as he embarks on the epic run, which will smash the existing world record for the most miles run in a month, and possibly several other records at the same time.

Dr Murray, who will burn around 6,500 calories a day as he runs, has previously embarked on a host of gruelling endurance feats, including a non-stop 120-mile run dragging a sledge in sub-zero temperatures.

You can follow Dr Murray online as he updates us on his progress. Click here to read the first of Dr Murray's updates.

To donate via text, text S2S to 70700. This will donate £5 to the Yamaa Trust. Text costs £5 plus network charge. Yamaa Trust receives at least £4.45.

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