A Belfast nurse and an Irish League footballer who were forced to postpone their wedding have spoken about spending 12 hours on a treadmill instead of saying "I do".
Amy Edgar, who was recently working on the front line in Belfast's Nightingale hospital, and Ballymena United striker Adam Lecky, both 29, were supposed to have had their dream wedding at the Killyhevlin Hotel in Enniskillen on Friday.
Covid-19 restrictions mean they have had to reschedule for next year, as well as pausing plans for their honeymoon and buying a house in east Belfast.
Although frustrated by the wait, the engaged couple celebrated their "pre-Covid wedding day" with an epic fundraising challenge that saw them run 60km over 12 hours.
By swapping "Champagne for Powerade, high heels for trainers and a veil for a sweatband" the effort has raised £6,280 so far to be donated to Marie Cure and Aware.
While taking a break halfway through the challenge, Adam said he now can't wait to hold their "bigger and better" celebrations next year.
"It's amazing how generous people have been with their donations," he said.
"The whole reason we did it was to take our minds off it and give us ourselves a challenge, so it definitely helped us to not feel down in the dumps about the day that should have been."
Starting at 7am, the 12-hour endurance feat took place on a treadmill outside, with stormy conditions adding to the challenge.
"It hit me on Thursday night that I should have been with my mates getting ready for the big day," he said.
"But we have it lined up for next year and it will be bigger and better, so we're trying to stay positive."
After volunteering to work at the Nightingale hospital in Belfast City Hospital, Amy is now back on the cardiac ward at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Adam said it was a nervous time for the family with uncertainty over how the NHS would cope.
"At the start it was the big unknown and everyone was panic-stations thinking they were going to be unprepared," said the former Ballinamallard United target man.
"We were really worried about front line NHS staff, but thankfully they've not been overwhelmed and we're hoping there won't be a second wave. It could very easily have gone the other way."
On putting off moving into their first home together, he said it was just another inconvenience that many more were facing.
"There's not a person that hasn't been affected, with weddings, houses or holidays missed. So there's nothing you can really do but accept it and wait."
While missing his sporting life, Adam - whose side had reached the Irish Cup semi-finals - said he does not foresee a return to competing any time soon.
"I think the Irish League will have to make a decision on playing games soon but I really don't see how it's financially viable, based on the league that is," he said.
"Obviously the English and Spanish leagues are set to return soon but they're heavily financed by television revenue.
"The Irish League haven't got that, so a lot of clubs would rely on the gate receipts with people coming to watch the games.
"If it does come back, it will be on a sort of half-cooked measure with restrictions on gates.
"I don't see how clubs could afford to bring players back, and you would have to do testing as well, which will be costly.
"I really don't envy whoever has to make the decision as there's bound to be people upset and all sorts of fallout from it.
"It's crazy times. As a player you really miss it, but I didn't realise how much you miss the sport and the whole team environment until you don't have it.
"Speaking personally, I would love to be back soon as I can but I don't want to risk anybody's safety."
For more information about the fundraising campaign, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AmyEdgar2