Marathon challenge (part 1) accomplished!


The first leg of HRFCA’s marathon charity challenge to raise funds for the Highland Cadet Forces Trust was successfully completed at the Alloa Half Marathon. 

Head of Comms Ally Duncan finished the event in a time of 1:42:59. Head of Engagement Dai John will tackle the second half of the challenge on 28 April when he takes on the half marathon course at the Great Stirling Run.

Ally (No 584) just beyond the half-way mark.

£485 has been raised for the Highland Cadet Forces Trust so far. The money will be used to allow the young people and adult volunteers of the cadet movement to develop leadership and life/social skills.

Originally Dai and Ally were planning to run the event together, however an injury to Dai meant a new plan was needed and the idea of turning the challenge into a two-leg marathon challenge was born.

That means the fundraising page remains open for donations at: Hopefully this additional fundraising window ahead of the Stirling event will allow some extra money to be raised for the charity.

Approximately 2,000 runners took to the start line in Alloa yesterday amid glorious spring sunshine and blue skies. The fundraising event – run by Alloa and District Round Table – has long been a fixture in the Scottish running calendar.

The team from 7 SCOTS prior to setting off.

D Company make their way up the home straight.

Also taking part was a team from D Company of 7 SCOTS who were raising funds for the Forth Valley Branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. Well done to the team for completing the event in boots and carrying full packs.

That’s mission accomplished for Alloa, now roll on Stirling!

Ally with his medal and event T-shirt.


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