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Father and son yomp for charity
2:10pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
A FATHER and son trekked 22 miles through the Scottish hills and glens to raise money for a military charity.
Richard and Rob Beal raised £1,600 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity by completing the Cateran Yomp in exactly 11 hours.
“It was much more of a challenge than we were expecting but we completed it in an hour less than we planned and it was very rewarding,” said Rob, 29, a former Sir John Deane’s College student.
“We stuck as a team and supported each other all the way round.
“The adrenaline took over during the event so we were pushing ourselves to get round and we didn’t feel any aches and pains until the day after.”
Participants in the Cateran Yomp start in Blairgowrie, in Perth, and can choose to tackle one of three challenges – the 22-mile bronze, 36.5-mile silver or 55-miles gold challenge.
As well as raising their own funds both Rob and Richard had the amount they raised doubled by their employers – Boots in Winsford for Rob and Cisco Systems for Richard.
And Rob praised the support he had from Winsford shoppers.
“We’re planning to go back next year and take on the silver 36.5 mile challenge,” said Rob.
“It was fantastic to have the amount we raised matched by our employers and I am also extremely grateful to my customers at Boots who supported me with donations.”
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