Paramedics and a mountain rescue helicopter were called out to the Pentland Hills to help a man suffering with breathing difficulties after ‘inhaling a wasp’.

The 45 year old runner was ascending Scald Law with his girlfriend when he began to experience breathing difficulties after ‘inhaling a wasp’ at round 4pm on Saturday last.

Paramedics assessed the man who did not appear to have been stung and was not having an allergic reaction so did not need any further medical attention.

“He was just pushing too hard running up hill trying to win a Strava segment and impress his girlfriend. King of the mountain my hole!” sighed the paramedic before standing down and returning to base.

After getting his breath back the runner continued with his run. His partner is said to have been mortified.