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Midlothian Private picks up tab

Mayfield soldier Andrew Christie who ran  the 61 miles from Edinburgh to Dumbarton for the army charity his uncle volunteers for, carrying a 33lb pack on his back.

Mayfield soldier Andrew Christie who ran the 61 miles from Edinburgh to Dumbarton for the army charity his uncle volunteers for, carrying a 33lb pack on his back.

A soldier from Mayfield ran 90 miles from Edinburgh to Dumbarton carrying a 33lb pack on his back to raise money for an army charity.

Private Andrew Christie (28) did the ‘tab’ challenge for soldiers’ charity the ABF which his uncle, John Sharp, volunteers for.

Pte Christie said: “I thought it would be 61 miles, but taking the safest walking route it was 90 miles. I did 50 miles in about 11 hours on the first day. I stopped at a YMCA in Shotts which let me stay there for free. I felt in bits.

“But I persevered and when I got to Dumbarton there was a great welcome for me at Marty’s Pub, but I was quickly in bed to be honest!”

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