For the fourth year running, Castle Water supported the event by providing fresh drinking water stations at the event hub in Blairgowrie and additional stations along the 54-mile route to help keep participants, volunteers and employees refreshed and hydrated, all while reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste.
This year’s event was the first to see representatives from Castle Water take part as participants in the event as ‘Team Castle Water’, raising money for this important cause.
Castle Water’s Kevin McIntyre, Team Leader – Disconnections, and Dr Alex Murdoch, Technical Relationship Manager, were the two members of Team Castle Water. Kevin and Alex finished with an impressive position of joint 171st out of 631 participants, completing the 54-mile hike in under 22 hours – an incredible achievement for them both.
“Really enjoyed it and enjoyed the challenge. Having no injuries or blisters was definitely a bonus, although the weather was amazing the heat proved to be really draining. Will I want to do it next year?, yeah, possibly, why not?”
– Kevin McIntyre, Team Leader – Disconnections
“For me, the last 16 miles were particularly tough; moving across the rougher ground was more draining in the dark, combined with lack of sleep starting to catch up with us, but all part of the overall challenge. Towards the end, the occasional water stops became even more appreciated; the chance to grab a seat for a few minutes, have a snack and a hot cup of tea.”
– Dr Alex Murdoch, Technical Relationship Manager
There’s still time to donate to the teams’ JustGiving pages and contribute to their fundraising goals, please use the below links:
For more information about ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, visit their website here.
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