She is fundraising for Friends to mark the support he received at Roxburghe House where he was receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer before sadly passing away in March this year aged 57.

“I told him I’d signed up for Beast Race at his bedside on the ward back in February and he told me I was mad...and let's be honest he wasn't wrong,” said Rachel.

“But I also told him I'd be raising funds for Roxburghe House, a place that I know he really appreciated including all the staff and all that they did for him.”

Rachel is taking on the challenge with her friend Sara. The Banchory Beast Race is a punishing 10km obstacle course race in the heart of Aberdeenshire. With more than 25 mega obstacles - giant water slides, icy loch water, thick mud & swamp crossings – it bills itself as “the ultimate team challenge”.