An incredible Ayrshire man completed an unbelievable challenge in aid of charity last week.

Martin Boyle challenged himself to complete a 75km challenge consisting of a 10km swim of Loch Doon and running 65km of the River Ayr Way from Glenbuck to Ayr on the same day.

A full-time model, Martin spends most of his days travelling around Europe for fashion events - while keeping himself in tip-top shape.

On Friday, August 4, Martin set out to complete the challenge, and after 15 brutal hours, Martin proudly crossed the finishing line.

Cumnock Chronicle: Celebrating at the finishing line.Celebrating at the finishing line. (Image: Ayrshire Hospice)

Friends Euan McIntyre, who Martin completed two marathons in a day with last year, and Richie Simpson joined Martin on his adventure along the River Ayr Way.

With some struggles along the way, Ayr man Martin admitted he could've shed a tear of happiness on more than one occasion during his trial.

Having started his swim of Loch Doon at around 7.30am on Friday morning, Martin made it to the finishing line at Ayrshire Hopsice's base on Racecourse Road at just after 10.30pm.

It's the toughest test he's taken on so far, according to the man himself.

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"I'm incredible proud and grateful for all the support," Martin said.

"There were a couple of times when I felt like I could've shed a tear with happiness.

"I was on a bit of autopilot at stages during it, so I could've never carried it through without the support of all those that showed up along the way.

"It was unbelievably challenging and the more challenging thing I've done so far.

"But, in a way that makes it more rewarding when I eventually crossed the finishing line at the end of the run."

Martin has been a great supporter of the Ayrshie Hospice in the past, but admitted that any thought of future challenges will be left for another day.

He added: "I'll maybe leave it for a year or so before thinking about another challenge for the hospice.

"The support has been amazing and I want to thank everyone so much for that.

"It's always for a great cause and everyone will know someone who has been supported by the hospice, so that's why I give them as much support as I can."

You can still donate to Martin's extraordinary challenge by going to: