A LOCAL dad has smashed his fundraising target after completing his challenge to run 1,000 miles in 2016.

Bruce Morgan set the challenge at the beginning of the year, with the aim of running at least one race each month in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

With an initial target of £2,000, Bruce, who lives in Biggar with his wife and children, has surpassed his target raising nearly £2,500.

He rounded off the challenge with the Glasgow Santa Dash with the help of his two young sons, Stewart Morgan (9) and Ewan Morgan (8).

Bruce Morgan, who runs the Brownlies shop in Biggar with his wife, told the Peeblesshire News: "I wanted to do this to help as many people who have been affected by cancer.

"It has been fantastic to receive the donations from customers, friends and family which have provided such a boost to keep me going and complete the challenge. 

"The biggest challenge I've faced was running my first marathon, and I took part in the Edinburgh marathon in May this year."

His wife Donna Morgan added: "The boys and I are very proud of this fantastic achievement and to keep going to the end. It was great to see them finish the challenge together.

"Family and friends have been thrilled to find out how he has got on. Customers have been fantastic And encouraging by asking throughout how the challenge was going.

"He's even signed up to do the Edinburgh Marathon again next year! He must be mad!"

For more information and to donate, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Brownlies-Marathon-1000miles.