One broken toe and a very exhausted dog!
Last weekend some of the Stafffinders took part in the Virtual Kiltwalk 2021, on behalf of our amazing charity, MND Scotland. Read on to find out what some of the team got up to over the weekend to help raise awareness and fundraise for our incredible charity!
Coco, my young puppy and I completed 42.3k over the weekend walking around the beautiful Renfrewshire countryside. We were joined by a friend or family member for the majority of the time which made the time fly by. We loved being outside in the glorious sunshine and met lots of other dogs, horses and even some cows who wanted to join us. We are blown away by all the generous donations for this very worthwhile cause.
I walked over 16 miles around the Kilbarchan/ Muirshiel countryside, I managed to break my toe on my journey with my fiancé Katy and dog Loki!
We noticed a lot of people out doing the kilt walk so we ended up speaking to lots of people we hadn’t met before!
For the Kiltwalk, I decided to challenge myself to a 100k cycle. I have always been a keen road cyclist but never crossed the 80k barrier before! Frankly, I couldn’t have been luckier – Andalucia where I am currently based is Europe’s road cycling capital. My region is covered by valleys, snowy peaks, mountain roads, lakes, and… barely any traffic. For my challenge I took on a road with a quite high elevation, cutting through the mountain range.
Saturday 15k walk with sister and niece and Sunday 10k with the boys walk beautiful sunny weekend catching up with family!
So I went a Beach Walk from Troon to Irvine Beach Park which is 20km there and back. The weather was incredible, and the scenery was amazing, something I absolutely take for granted. In all honesty, taking part in Kiltwalk has driven me to get out and walk more to shed that lockdown weight!!! It was the first time I had attempted something like this, and it was an overall great experience and more importantly, raised a lot of money for charity.
I planned to do 20K over two days and started off well on the Saturday with a pre-planned route around the Airport, around about 6k in I strained a muscle but soldiered on and completed the first 10k. I was given emergency treatment by my wife on the strain in anticipation of the second 10k the next day! I started earlier on day two and changed the route along the Clyde, fortunately, my calf was sore but held up as I completed my second 10k. Lovely weather for such a great cause!
For the Virtual Kiltwalk this year, I spent the lovely Saturday morning completing a 10k with some of my family around the beautiful countryside in Inverclyde (followed by the first BBQ of the year of course!). On Sunday I decided to climb Ben Lomond with one of my friends, which was a total of 13k, taking us around 4 hours to complete. The views were stunning! So grateful for the gorgeous weather we had over the weekend to encourage everyone to get out and about to raise money and awareness for an incredible cause!
There is still time to donate if you would like to support the amazing work MND Scotland do on a daily basis. All donations raised will even be topped up by 50% by Sir Tom Hunter, making every donation count!