NEARLY 400 people participated in the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon this weekend raising a whopping £250,000 for Mercy Corps and Mary’s Meals.
Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s toughest one-day events, participants in the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon endure a grueling 0.8 mile swim across Loch Tay, bag seven munros and cycle 34 miles around Loch Tay to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for the two Scottish charities.
The event, which is organised by Perthshire based, WildFox Events, saw team mates Jonathan Macneal and Angus Thomson cross over the finish line within a second of each other in just 9 hours and 42 minutes.
Alison Stewart (63) from Ballinluig proved age need not be a barrier to taking on tough endurance challenges. She crossed the finish line in 15 hours and 15 minutes with her partner, Anita Prentice who is from Garndtully.
During the past 14 years, WildFox events have raised more than £25 million pounds for charity.
Picture Caption: Alison Stewart waves to supporters at the start of this year’s 2014 Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon
NOTES TO EDITORS
1. Edinburgh-based charity Mercy Corps works in the world’s toughest places to help people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. With programmes in over 40 countries, Mercy Corps is improving the lives of over 19 million people on an annual basis by providing communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. This year’s Quad is raising money to help educate Nepal’s most marginalized and impoverished young girls and give them the tools to create better futures for themselves
2. Mary’s Meals is a Scottish charity that provides a daily meal in a place of learning for 755,777 desperately hungry in 16 countries across Africa, South America and Eastern Europe at an average cost of £10.70 per child per year. This year, the Quad will feed more than 12,000 children for a whole year in 11 schools across Malawi and Liberia.
For more information, please contact Fiona Kirkwood, WildFox Events, 07742 052 154.
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