Push Yourself With Rob Roy
Mercy Ships is the 2016 leading charity partner of the Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge which is one of Scotland’s most successful fund raising events that is now entering its 11th year.
To date the Challenge has enabled over 5,500 hardy souls to battle the Scottish wilderness in Pitlochry by taking on a range of hiking, running and cycling routes and has raised almost £3million for a number of worthy charities since the first event.
The range of different entry options, which can be under taken individually or as a group, enable participants to tailor the challenge to suit their ability, these include:
- Schiehallion's Shadow -16 mile walk and a 56 mile cycle
- Big Red -16 mile walk and a 35 mile cycle
- MacGregor's Leap -16 mile walk and a 15 mile cycle
- Rob Roy Ramble - 16 mile walk
Jason Wyatt took part in the last year’s 2015 Rob Roy Challenge as a part of a team of ten from the car manufacturers Renault. Reflecting on the challenge and the experience of training and racing with his colleagues, he said: “The 2015 Rob Roy Challenge was promoted by our HR Department at Renault as an ideal opportunity to form a team, raise fitness and much needed funds for deserving charities. We assembled a team of ten mixed ability runners and cyclists, and training began in earnest in January last year. We quickly found how our shared goal of completing the Rob Roy Challenge as a group forged stronger friendships between colleagues.
“Unsurprisingly competiveness came in to play and we spurred each other on in both training and fund raising! In the end we crossed the finish line as one group in perfect blue skies and sunshine knowing we had raised almost £8,000 for the Rob Roy charities including Mercy Ships. It was a fantastic event and an experience we’d strongly recommend to both corporate groups and individuals looking for a challenge.
“We were never in doubt of the excellent work Mercy Ships carries out, but the more we learnt about what they did, the clearer it was that their mission is of super human scale. Reading the often heart-rending stories of the patients they treat meant we were not just raising money, we were literally doing our bit to put the smile back on people’s faces. We were all very proud to take part in the Rob Roy Challenge and raise money for this extraordinary charity.”