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Ultra-distance runner Steven Mackay sets off from Inverness Cathedral and hopes to run the entire North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist trail in 10 days to raise £50,000 for MFR Cash for Kids charity


By Ian Duncan


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Steven Mackay is running all 516 miles of the NC500 in just 10 days. From left, Donald Grant (driver) Andrew Macleod, Steven Mackay and Kellie Calder. Picture: Callum Mackay
Steven Mackay is running all 516 miles of the NC500 in just 10 days. From left, Donald Grant (driver) Andrew Macleod, Steven Mackay and Kellie Calder. Picture: Callum Mackay

A footballer turned ultra-distance adventurer has started his latest extraordinary running challenge today.

Inverness-based Steven Mackay set off from Inverness Cathedral and plans to run around the North Coast 500 (NC500).

The former Ross County midfielder, is aiming to pound out the entire tourist route in just 10 days.

Steven Mackay, in the yellow top, who is running the 516 miles of the NC500 in just 10 days. Crossing the Kessock Bridge with Andrew Macleod and Kellie Calder who are running the first section to Golspie. Picture: Callum Mackay
Steven Mackay, in the yellow top, who is running the 516 miles of the NC500 in just 10 days. Crossing the Kessock Bridge with Andrew Macleod and Kellie Calder who are running the first section to Golspie. Picture: Callum Mackay

Follow his progress on Twitter and on the MFR website.

Related article: Ultra-distance runner Steven Mackay, the former Brora Rangers and Ross County football star, is aiming to raise £50,000 for MFR Cash for Kids from tomorrow by running the entire North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist trail in 10 days


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