Joe Crellin – MND Munro Challenge

My Dad was diagnosed with Familial Motor Neurone Disease in March 2020. He’s fighting this despite overwhelming odds.

I saw Kevin Sinfield run 7 marathons in 7 days last year for his former teammate Rob Burrow and I was inspired to do something similar.

I aim to climb/hike/run 7 Munros every day for a week in August. There are 282 Munros (Mountains over 3000ft / 914m) in Scotland, with enough ridges and clusters of these peaks to make this challenge feasible. I’m a keen runner, but this will certainly be my toughest physical challenge yet, requiring a great deal of training and planning. I’ll summit at least 49 Munros (might as well make it 50!), totalling something like 110 miles with 50,000ft of ascent.

If you would like to read the rest of Joe’s story and to support his endeavours please visit his fundraising page at








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