Update – Joe’s MND Munro Challenge

We got home late last Friday night (27 August) after a tiring but enjoyable week travelling around Scotland. Joe ran/climbed 125.6 miles and ascended 45,111 feet. This doesn’t include the miles cycled and driven to get to the start/end of each day.

He has raised over £11,700 excluding gift aid so far for MNDA and My Name’5 Doddie foundation! There are a handful of photos from the challenge on his updated fundraising page:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Joe50Munros

We were bowled over by the generosity we encountered on the trip. The b&b hosts, people we met in pubs, hotels, cafes, a bunch of motorcyclists, everywhere people asked how to give or thrust money into our hands.

On the last day at the Cairnwell Ski Centre the manager, Farquy, was a star. He had just taken delivery of a brand new Kawasaki ATV buggy and drove Kerry and me to the summit of the Cairnwell Munro and back.

There was no way my all-terrain (!) trike would have managed – 1/2 gradient, massive boulders, rather like a moonscape. The terrain was so tough that a bit of the ATV came apart and bits fell off over the rocky terrain. A couple of walkers joined the hunt and all was well.

We watched Joe as he ran down the 49th Munro and up the Cairnwell. As he described it, adrenalin kicked in and he ran past us to the summit cairn.

David Crellin

 



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