AN IRVINE cop raised more than three grand in a gruelling special forces-level charity challenge to raise funds for Scotland’s Huntington’s disease charity.

Police constable Guy Jenner, 45, raised £3,545 with his son Aidan and brother Robert Henry, walking 300km in 360hrs while wearing a 45lb backpack in the Virtual Special Forces Inverse 360.

This was to raise money for the Scottish Huntington’s Association – a condition which stops parts of the brain working properly over time.

Whilst there are several ongoing medical trials, there is currently no cure or way to stop the disease.

Constable Jenner told the Times he was over the moon after they initially hoped to raise £200.

He said: “The challenge was for us to each walk 300km in 360hrs with a 45lb back pack – and obviously ensuring we kept within the COVID-19 restrictions.

“Temperatures went as low as minus 6 – and virtually every day was either snow, ice or driving rain.

“We finished 36hrs ahead of schedule – and out of 180 athletes that took part worldwide, five finished the full distance with the full weight category. Thankfully myself and son Aidan were two of them.

“More importantly, we have now raised £3,505 to date – and people are still kindly donating to the Just Giving page which will remain open to the rest of February 2021.

“My mother-in-law sadly died from Huntington’s disease in 2017. My wife Carolyn Jenner, who was the full-time carer to her mother, took the brave decision to be tested shortly after her mum’s passing. Unfortunately, she too has inherited the same faulty gene which means she will get Huntington’s disease at a certain point in her life.

“The challenge was called the inverse 360, which is basically 300km walk over 360 hours.

“The highest end one involved wearing the weight backpack.

“It’s arranged by the special forces – so obviously it is to replicate what they would go through. I wanted to set something up that was going to be a challenge.

“The countdown started on January 30 at 6am then we had 360 hours so that was to February 4 at 6am to walk the 300 kilometres with the 45 pound back pack.

“Although there were three of us doing it, doing it together was going to be pretty much impossible

“I’ve did training for it and there are times when I thought ‘have I bitten off more than I can chew?’ But at the same token I didn’t want to set up a challenge that wasn’t going to be that.

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