Donations by the Club (members fundraising here)
Borders Forest Trust (Devil’s Beeftub Race) £50
Scottish Rights of Way Society – £30
Friends of the Pentlands – £16 (annual subscription)
Strathcarron Hospice – £490 (raised by the Trossachs Night Trail race series)
Subsidised 1st aid courses for club members
Tinto Hill Runners £100 (for helping at Tinto Hill race)
Borders Forest Trust (Devil’s Beeftub Race) £50
Manor Water race – the race made £94.68 this year which will be donated to the Manor Sheepdog Trials committee who raise money for local charities.
Winter Talk – Thurs 15 Jan 2015 raised £207 for http://www.shelterbox.org/, the charity nominated by the main speaker James Hall.
Borders Forest Trust (Devil’s Beeftub Race) £100
Lomond Mountain Rescue £100
Friends of the Pentlands £114,
Mount Everest Talk Donation £250,
The British Red Cross £250,
The Esk Valley Trust £100 thankyou letter from the trust
Border Search and Rescue £500 Thankyou letter
The cost of installing a gate at “Charlies Loup” on the Carnethy 5 Course £488
Scottish Wildlife Trust £50
Friends of the Pentlands £500
British Red Cross £250
The cost of installing a gate in the fence on the Carnethy 5 course on the climb out of Flotterstone Glen £305,
Friends of the Pentlands £112,
Scottish Hill Runners £350
British Red Cross £250
Current fundraising by Carnethy members –
The fundraising page of Kidnapped130 – http://www.kidnapped130.com/charities/
Plot to Kidnap the President!
Some time next week, your president is going to be kidnapped.
He will be put on a boat at South Queensferry and then taken (Against his will) to Erraid, at the end of the Ross of Mull, around 500 miles of sailing.
Shipwrecked there (hopefully not!), Along with a rebel Jacobite the pair will make their way some 260 miles back to Edinburgh.
If you would like to follow this adventure there is more information on www.kidnapped130.com
David Balfour and Alan Breck Stewart (aka Willie Gibson and Alan Rankin)
Read Bob’s report “London Marathon 2016 – hammered by a horse and rider two-man costume”
A Guinness World Record attempt that’s on for this Sunday:-
We’ve built a two-man Indian canoe replica and plan to “paddle” that around the streets of London in order to become the official “fastest marathon in a two-person costume”. The team consists of Bob Johnson and Richard Johnson in the canoe with Simon Smith acting as “traffic minder”. We passed the Silverstone half-marathon “test” imposed by the London Marathon authorities and, come Sunday, it’s the real deal!
The whole project has been very generously sponsored by Johnson’s Coaches of Henley-in-Arden and with their help we plan to raise something like £5000 for cancer and children’s charities. We start in the GREEN start area at
10am on Sunday morning with lots of other Guinness World Record hopefuls (68 of us). We get the official Guinness World Record if we can complete the 26.2 mile course in under 5 hours.
The canoe has been made by hand and a few lo-res constructional photos are attached to this email. The canoe is getting it’s final coat of paint and war-like decorations this week so you should be able to spot us easily
enough amongst the other 30,000 or so runners.
If you would be kind enough to sponsor the team then please hit the link below:-
Please drop me a return email if you do sponsor the team as I’d like to write and thank you in person.
Please feel free to circulate one or two of the attached images on social media.
Ouch it’s gunna hurt but we promise to give it MAX!
Best Wishes and many thanks Bob
Confirmation from an eggcited Bob Johnson, who is recovering down South from his eggcellent run in the London Marathon, that he broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon as a three-dimensional bird over 20 pounds in weight.
Bob finished in 5:50, running 95% of the race, laying eggnormous eggs for 5%, but spent 100% of the race inside the eggceptional ostrich.
You can still donate to Bob’s chosen charities here:
Report from Bob…
Bob takes up the story:
“My first scare was at 0430am on the Saturday before the race when the newly-constructed box would not fit inside my car! This was resolved with 50m of 9mm climbing rope and a hellishly large bow-tie. My second scare occurred at Edinburgh airport at 0530am when Flybe check-in staff said “Forget it – that won’t go in” when they saw the coffin-shaped Ostrich box. It did go through the X-ray machine but only just. My next scare occurred at 930am on Sunday morning just 40 minutes before the start when the Ostrich weighed in at 18 pounds and thus TOO LIGHT for the new record attempt of a three-dimensional bird OVER 20-pounds. This was resolved with the addition of 4 water/energy drink bottles.
Race went great and loads of people seemed to love the ostrich and/or my “display” of legginess. Final scare occurred going back through London City Airport security when the Ostrich coffin got stuck in the X-ray machine and I was also asked about several “offending items” located in my carry-on. Those offending items being (a) a quantity of cable ties (b) pozi-drive screwdriver (c) semi-opaque ladies tights (d) 3m elastic shock cord (e) length of 6mm nylon rope. On “inspection” I was also found to have “carpet burns” on my elbows. The ostrich costume (and the resulting elbow injuries) seemed to get me off as long as the chap called “Trigger” working the x-ray machine could have my mobile number”.
MASSIVE thanks to all those who donated to “The Children’s Trust” (75%) and “The Shakespeare Hospice” (25%)”…
One summer, 6 Ultra Marathons, >250 miles
Last year I completed Ramsay’s Round in just over 24hrs with amazing support from many of you.
This helped me raise £6,000 for SMA Support UK.Molly now has a Whizzybug special chair to give her freedom to move around like other children. Loads of other good stuff has been done as well with the money but more is needed.
This year I’m going to attempt to race in Six Ultra Marathons during 2015 to raise money for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK again and I’d really appreciate your support if you can.
If my body holds up, that’s over 250 miles of running in Scotland and Switzerland mainly off-road by October.
The next race this weekend (25th) is the Fling – 53 miles along the West Highland Way from Milngavie to Tyndrum which I hope to complete in 10-11 hrs of running. Other races are on the JustGiving page.
Sponsor a single race, or for all races, I don’t mind, or just wish me luck and help me up the stairs in the days after a race! Donating to my JustGiving page is easy – just follow the link to more information on the challenge.
JustGiving sends your donation straight to Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK so it’s a quick and safe way to donate. Good luck to everyone running and raising money over the summer, plus the odd Ostrich…. And good luck to the Flingers and London Marathoners this weekend.
Donate to Mark’s JustGiving page
Mark is raising money to help Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK families and individuals affected by SMA
June or July 2014
To raise funds for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK, I will run the Ramsay Round in June or July 2014 (weather dependent).
This equates to ~ 56 miles running and 28,000ft of climbing (not quite Everest from sea level) in less than a day.
This is not a trivial undertaking with 74 completions since first done in 1978.
My run will be supported by the Carnethy Hill Running Club and mountaineering friends. Any support is welcomed before or on the day.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to track me real time by GPS tracker via the web. Detailed route information here and proposed route schedule is attached.
To donate or support:
Mark Hartree 0780 171 4032 Mark.email@example.com
Renewable energy powers unique circumnavigation of UK and Ireland
Scottish singlehanded sailor Alan Rankin is now in the final countdown before his planned departure in early June for what is a totally unique voyage around Britain and Ireland. Stopping off at ten ports Alan will swap his sailing boots for running shoes to complete a 10k run at each port to help raise funds for his chosen charities. The challenge also has a unique low carbon ambition.
Alan’s trimaran sailing yacht has been fitted with a wind turbine and solar panels to generate electrical energy to supply power required for the navigation instruments, communication radios, satellite phone, automatic steering gear, navigation and on board lights.
Alan will use the power of the wind, waves and tide to sail the 2,200 mile voyage from Ullapool to the Shetland Isles and then south to the busy English Channel. From there Alan will sail past the Scilly Isles and on up the West Coast of Ireland before heading out to St Kilda and returning around the northern tip of the Outer Hebrides to Ullapool.
Alan said. “My ambition is not just to sail around the UK and Ireland but in doing so leave little or no trace or impact of my voyage. Unfortunately many use the sea as a ‘tip’ and what is out of sight is out of mind. I would like to think my low carbon, low impact ambition is a positive statement to those who enjoy and make a living from the sea. I am passionate about how look after our seas and aim to complete the voyage with not one scrap being thrown overboard and having used only renewable energy. I have also based my food provisioning around suppliers who have strong sustainability values.”
Alan will also be keeping an eye open for wildlife during his epic voyage. The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Preservation Society has supplied a wildlife recording log book and as the voyage unfolds Alan will record and hopefully photograph observations. The information will be co-ordinated by the HWDPS and circulated to like organisations around the UK and Ireland.
Preparation and updates on Trade Winds Solo Round Britain Challenge can be followed on www.soloroundbritain.com with links to Facebook. Alan has through sponsorship acquired a satellite phone and will be tweeting from the high seas on @soloroundbrit
Trade Winds Solo Round Britain Challenge is raising funds for five charities, each close to Alan’s family. Parkinson’s UK, Cancer Research UK, MS Society, British Heart Foundation and Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. Online or text donations can be made at www.soloroundbritain/charities
In 2006 Alan completed the first ever singlehanded circumnavigation of Scotland by boat and bike. Starting at Kirkcudbright in the Solway Firth he sailed to 1,000 miles round St Kilda, Shetland and landed at Blyth on the NE coast of England and then cycled the 165 miles back to Kirkcudbright. Solo Round Scotland raised£15,000 for Parkinson’s UK and Ocean Youth Trust Scotland and in 2010 the account was published with a forward by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.Further information Alan Rankin firstname.lastname@example.org