Ness runner Charles Young has reached the halfway point in his challenge to complete two great runs to raise funds for Ness Charities.

Charles, of 7 Fivepenny, completed the Great North Run half-marathon in Newcastle on the 9th September and is keeping his training up ahead of the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on September 30th.

The two Great Runs will support two great Ness charities, the huge rebuilding project at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis in Cross and Eoropie Dunes Playpark. All the funds Charles raises will be split equally between the two charities.

The Great North Run is the world’s biggest half-marathon and Charles ran it wearing the Guide Dogs running vest. He said: “I always wear the vest at big running events because it gives this deserving charity much-needed publicity, especially when the race is being televised.”

To support Charles in the second part of his challenge, look for sponsor forms in shops and businesses from Port of Ness to Barvas. Donations can also be made at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/charlesrunsforness