Grant Robertson

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Artemis Charitable Foundation
The Artemis Charitable Foundation sponsors the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon, an exhilarating test of strength, stamina, and fitness through some of the most spectacular and historic areas of the Scottish Highlands. It involves a 0.8 miles (1.35km) swim across Loch Tay, a 15 mile (24km) run/walk over seven munros, a 7 miles (11km) kayak on Loch Tay, ending with a 34 mile (54km) cycle around the Loch. All proceeds raised by participants go to support the fantastic work undertaken by: Mercy Corps: An international development charity working in over 40 countries worldwide helping people to turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress. Mary's Meals: An international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. For more information, please go to www.artemisgreatkindrochit.com
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John and Grant vs the Scottish Highlands

Fundraiser: 
Grant Robertson

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/John-Grant-Quad

Hi all,

You've probably heard all about it as we've whined and moaned to anyone that would listen about how tough it's going to be, without actually getting out and doing some training but we've signed up to the 2017 Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon. We heard some friends were doing it, and with thoughts of the beautiful, always warm and sunny, Scottish Highlands, and nothing to do with both being fiercely competitive and wanting to beat the others, we thought why not. It was only afterwards we realised it may be quite tough as John literally can't ride a bike and Grant is a big wimp and hates open water, added to John's plasticine knee ligaments and Grant's OAP back, perfect candidates.

Learning to kayak in the semi industrial surroundings of the London Docklands has been a highlight in the training so far (just try not to think about what is lurking beneath the black water), as well as the mountain training on the one tiny hill in Richmond Park, how hard can it be?!

So the race itself consists of a 1.35km swim, 24km run over 7 Munros (1000m Scottish mountains!), 11km kayak and a 54km cycle. (12 to 16 hours of laughs)

So the serious bit, the fundraising. Artemis, the event organisers have nominated two charities to benefit from the 2017 Quadrathlon: Mercy Corps, an international development charity working in over 40 countries worldwide helping people to turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress. And Mary's Meals, an international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.

True to form we have left setting up this page rather late as the event is fast approaching, so if you are feeling charitable please donate today!

 

Thanks,

John and Grant

 

p.s It's not always warm and sunny. The loch is 12 degree snow melt and the mountains are more often than not completely covered in mist, so we have to pass navigation tests and carry multiple items of safety equipment. Plus the wind chill can bring it close to freezing, even in July. Bonkers. Oh and it rains, a lot.

Recent donors

19.07.17 Congratulations on completing such a daunting challenge

09.07.17 Rather you than me... well done!

05.07.17 Good luck Grant

01.07.17 Good luck

30.06.17 Next time try a less extreme challenge

30.06.17 mad fools! Good luck. George

30.06.17 Good luck you amazing guys. We are full of admiration.

30.06.17 Good luck with this amazing effort

29.06.17 Can't believe what your doing , but very best of luck.

29.06.17 Not getting hypothermia will be your biggest achievement! Good luck xx

29.06.17 You are clearly lunatics, at least this time it does not involve hot wax. Go the King...

28.06.17 Best of luck Gents. i hope listening to the Lions clinch the 3rd Test (and thus the series....) provides some uplifting, morale boosting entertainment early Saturday morning!?

28.06.17 Good luck!

28.06.17 Awesome effort gents. Reminds me of the time I scaled Everest (alone).

20.06.17 Hi John and Grant, I am sure that all the training will be worthwhile and for a great cause. Hope you enjoy the views and post a great time. Richard Hall (John's Uncle)

20.06.17 Good luck! Go for it! You're really courageous to try it!

19.06.17 Grant, you mentalist! If it isn't revising for rediculously hard exams, it is taking on a huge challenge! Your family is very proud of you xxx

17.06.17 Exhausted just reading about what you have to do!

17.06.17 We're right there with you every stroke, step, paddle and peddle (in spirit from the comfort of our armchairs) Good luck! With our love. Xxx

16.06.17 Good luck babe! Very proud of you. xxx

16.06.17 You must be nuts! With our love and best wishes for a successful jaunt around and across the Loch. (Hopefully you will have no use for the wheelchair, leg brace, and walking frame that we have available ....)

16.06.17 Good luck Granty!!

16.06.17 Go go go bro!!! Good luck chaps. Love from James, Jemma, Grace, Eddie and Max x

16.06.17 Remember the Vaseline chaps- see you up there...!

£1,085.00

Running total

Target:
£900.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£1,343.75
Total donors:
24
Last donor:
James Bramley
19.07.17  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00
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