Another member of the Faculty of Advocates is about to undertake a physical endurance challenge in aid of charity.

After last week's news of Craig Murray's attempt to swim the English Channel, Faculty has announced that Malcolm McGregor will take part in the Pyrenees Stage Run this year to raise funds for Beatson Cancer Charity.

A seven-stage race, the Pyrenees Stage Run begins in Ribes de Freser on 29 August. The route crosses a section of the Pyrenees following the classic GR11 trail and finishes in Salardu on 4 September. Together the stages cover a total distance of around 250km, with over 15,000m of ascent.

Mr McGregor completed the race in 2019, but thinks there will be an added challenge this time: “The real challenge is the extra stone I’ve acquired and minimal training preparation this time compared with last!”

Beatson Cancer Charity provides patients and staff with equipment, treatments and services to fight cancer. It also offers a range of complementary therapies to help relax patients and provide relief from pain, insomnia, nausea, phobia and anxiety. 

Donations can be made through Compass Chambers' JustGiving page.