Eight Point Two


Run, bike and abseil!
May 10, 2010, 12:40 pm
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Well, that’s what we were up to this weekend!

Its been a busy weekend with 3 events around the country. Firstly, an abseil from the Trafford Centre went very smoothly with nearly 100 people abseiling for good causes. Secondly, we managed a cycle event for the Dystonia Society in Edinburgh where we had a long and short route options for the fundraisers. The weather was great and everyone enjoyed the stunning ride along the Canal tow path!

Lastly, the Marie Curie Scottish Whole Hog took place on Saturday in what were fantastic conditions. Sunny skies and a light cool breeze set the scene perfectly for the tough 12.2 km course. The Hog took the 170 competitors up along a similar route to last years event which includes an ascent of Dumgoyne. Along the way there were plenty of obstacles to overcome which included a climb up a waterfall! The event culminated in a series of climbs interspersed with some water obstacles which were the highlight of the day as competitors had to take the plunge in the burn (river for Southerners!!) to the delight of the spectators!!! The finale was the Hog pit which ensured that the competitors returned a lighter shade of mud!!

The atmosphere at the finish line was excellent with local companies supplying food and drink and even a bag pipe player and country dancing!  Well done to all those who took part – keep an eye on our facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=342312401155

for photos and (shortly) a video of the obstacles/race!!

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