Kyle crew member to undertake epic 9 munro marathon to raise funds for station
Daniel Elliot likes to push his limits and thought the RNLI Mayday walk a mile wasn’t enough of a challenge for him, so has pledged to run 40km over 9 munros before cycling 25km back to the lifeboat station all in a day
Daniel has been a volunteer crew member at Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat station for 3 years, and in his spare time enjoys keeping fit by hill running and mountain biking. He likes to push himself and has decided to undertake a mountainous challenge to help raise funds for the lifeboat station. Daniel has pledged to run 40km over the 9 peaks of the Kintail munros, with an altitude gain of over 3500 metres, before then jumping on his bike and cycling the 25km back to the lifeboat station, all in one day in July.
Speaking of his challenge, Daniel said ‘The past couple of years have been incredibly hard for lifeboat stations all around the coast, between the increase in callouts nationally and the pandemic curtailing most fundraising efforts. I love being part of the crew and wanted to do my bit to try and raise some funds seeing as we haven’t been able to hold any of our regular fundraisers over the past 2 years. We have recently recruited some new volunteer crew, and it costs approximately £3100 to kit out and train each new crew member, so I want to try and raise some money to help the station out’.
Daniel will be undertaking his mountainous ‘9 Peaks of Kintail Marathon’ on the 9th of July, and has setup a Just giving page to help raise funds at the following link: http://justgiving.com/fundraising/9peaksofkintail
Notes to editors
· Daniel has also made a short video to help promote his challenge, and can be found here: https://youtu.be/aKDPuJhpZig
· Please credit the photos to Andy Tobin
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