Falkirk web spinner’s big money spinning run

Ultra marathon runner Ross Lawrie is travelling the West Highland Way dressed as Spiderman
Ultra marathon runner Ross Lawrie is travelling the West Highland Way dressed as Spiderman

An ultra marathon runner from Falkirk is used to completing superhuman feats of endurance.

Now graphic designer Ross Lawrie (38), of New Carron Village, is going to take on the mantle of his favourite superhero to run the entire 95-mile West Highland Way in June and raise cash for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

He said: “I’m a keen supporter of CHAS and, having made numerous appearances as The Amazing Spiderman for charity, it only seemed right to bring Spidey and CHAS together.

“Combining my love of comics and my passion for running, this route begins at Milngavie train station and ends at Fort William.”

Only around 900 people have completed this gruelling marathon challenge since 1985, but Ross knows “with great distance comes a great deal of money” for CHAS.

The charity provides hospice services in Scotland for youngsters with life-shortening conditions through dedicated teams at Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch.

Laura Campbell, CHAS fundraiser, said: “We are delighted Ross, aka Spiderman, is supporting CHAS with this amazing challenge.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/theultraamazingspiderman to donate to the cause.