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In pictures: Hearts and Heroes

Hearts and Heroes - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

A total of 542 people took to the Southern Upland Way at the weekend to raise money for three separate charities in the first Hearts and Heroes Challenge.

Hearts and Heroes - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Among the participants was Chris Moon who lost his right arm and leg in a landmine clearing accident in Mozambique. He has now completed several marathons and challenges around the world.

Hearts and Heroes - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

It is hoped the Hearts and Heroes event can be staged again in years to come and generate more funds for its chosen charities.

Hearts and Heroes - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Among those taking part in the event from St Mary's Loch to Melrose was Olympic athlete Steve Cram.

Hearts and Heroes - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Funds from the event went to two sporting charities and the veterans charity Poppyscotland.

Hearts and Heroes - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Organisers hope that up to 100,000 will have been raised as a result of the 29-mile challenge.

Heroes and Hearts

All the competitors taking part in testing conditions were rewarded with a medal in recognition of their participation.



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