Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Ryan and Lexi finally leg it into world record books after marathon effort for Angus suicide support charity

Ryan Ramsay and Lexi Ligeti setting out on their successful world record bid.
Ryan Ramsay and Lexi Ligeti setting out on their successful world record bid.

Angus has legged it back into the Guinness Book of World Records with final confirmation of another unusual accolade from a summer of success across the district.

Arbroath ‘s Ryan Ramsay and pal Lexi Ligeti have now jumped through the hoops required by record officials to put their names into the pages of the hallowed annual with an entry for the greatest three-legged distance covered in 24 hours – after 582 laps of a local car park.

And the duo are now delighted they will have a world record certificate as a tangible reminder of the event to go along with the dodgy knees they are still suffering after going the distance in the name of raising money and awareness of an important charity which is now also moving forward in leaps and bounds.

Fraserburgh High School PE teacher Ryan was inspired to take on the three-legged challenge to highlight the work of the Reach Across charity, set up following the tragic death of his brother, Ross, who took his own life in 2013.

Ryan, his mum, Sandra and family friend Donna Bow set up the charity, which is now moving on to a new level with a search for premises and additional volunteers after Mrs Ramsay’s recent retiral from her care manager role has allowed her to devote all her time to the cause.

Ryan, 24, and South African student Lexi covered 116 kilometres tied together for a day and night last July — 16km beyond the previous best — and the Angus man said the world record confirmation had been worth the wait.

“We’re thrilled to have finally received the confirmation of our world record,” he said.

“We worked hard for it and we are still showing signs of fatigue — knees are sore and ankles are just not meant to be tied together for 24 hours.

“We’re both still running away but are very relieved it is only the two legs and not three,” Ryan added.

“Everyone who supported us via donations and helped before the event, on the day and after were fantastic and we would thanks them for that.”

Mum Sandra said the interest which the wacky world record had generated in the work of Reach Across had been phenomenal.

“It was an absolutely brilliant event and we have so many people to thank, including George Park who videoed the attempt and provided so much of what was required for it to be verified.

“The support for Reach Across from all over the country has been overwhelming and the bulk of our work is helping people affected by suicide in the way we were.

“We are now looking for an office to carry out the work of Reach Across and for more volunteers, and we have a super community behind us to work towards that,” said Sandra.

Reach Across can be contacted by emailing reach-across@hotmail.com, online at reachacross.org.uk and on Facebook.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]