MOTOR enthusiasts helped to raise over £10,200 for Beatson Cancer Charity at its first full-throttle fundraising event – Race the Runway – in partnership with Edinburgh Airport.

Petrolheads from across Scotland got behind the wheel of their high-powered cars yesterday to descend on Edinburgh Airport.

The event was packed full of 24 participants ready to hit top speeds down the new 1800m runway while raising vital funds for patients and families affected by cancer.

Contestants competed against each other for the fastest lap time in order to be crowned champion, with Mercedes, Porsche and Bentley supercars on show.

Morag Cunningham, head of fundraising for Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “The atmosphere here today has been nothing short of amazing. It’s provided an adrenaline-filled day, not only for the drivers but for the spectators as well. We are very grateful to all those involved and for the incredible amount of money raised.”