Brave staff members from Macphie, the Scottish food ingredients manufacturer, have raised £1,355 for a cancer charity by running a gruelling obstacle race.

They are donating the funds to Bowel Cancer UK after running the Banchory Beast Race.

Part 10k race, part mud-drenched obstacle course, the Banchory Beast Race has taken place for the past three years, with Macphie always entering a team.

R&D technologist Zoe Smart was the fastest runner from the company with a time of one hour 17 minutes, making her the 25th fastest woman overall.

Michael McDonald, communications manager at Macphie, said: “There’s a real team spirit at Macphie and this was clearly evident at the Beast Race when you have 18 employees from various departments in the business pulling together to get round a gruelling 10k obstacle course! They are all mad, but they raised a terrific amount for a brilliant cause!”

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The MacPhie runners were:

  • Clare Hart
  • Phil Annadale
  • Stevie Stewart
  • Scott Anderson
  • Douglas Kidston
  • Nick Stewart
  • Ricky Constable
  • Charlotte Price
  • Catherine Low
  • Eduards Kapisnikovs
  • Nerijus Perkarskas
  • Valdas Jurgatis
  • Zara McConnell
  • John MacDougall
  • Zoe Smart
  • Catriona Harrow
  • Keri Cummings
  • Reanna Holt