Support Grant’s weighty challenge
You can still donate to a fundraiser that has been set up by fireman Grant Carnachan.
Grant has set himself a weighty challenge – running a charity half marathon while wearing his 23kg fighting suit.
The 33-year-old, from Paisley, will haul his full kit along with him as he attempts to sprint-out the gruelling distance.
He will run in his tunic, trousers, breathing apparatus and cylinders, adding an exhausting amount of extra weight to his person.
But don’t be fooled by the tough exterior, as this burly fireman has a soft heart.
Grant, who is an animal lover, is running to raise money for The Firefighters Charity and the Scottish SPCA Animal Rescue And Rehoming Centre in Cardonald.
Based at Pollok Fire Station, Grant is the go-to team member sent out on animal rescue jobs, and claims he has saved a few cats stuck up trees during his 10 years in service.
Grant says he has always wanted to do something for charity, particularly for the cat and dog home, which is close to his heart.
The half marathon takes place in Glasgow in October.
In the meantime, Grant will be training in his local gym, going runs and sprinting the six miles to work in the morning from his home in Paisley.
He plans on adding a backpack and wearing heavy clothes to prepare himself for the extra weight.
Grant, who plays for Renfrew FC Amateurs, will be having a quiz night on Saturday, September, 2 at Ferguslie Football Club to raise funds for his cause.
To donate to Grant’s run, visit http:// uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ GrantCarnachan
On the run Fireman Grant Carnachan