Great Glen Challenge 2016

The 26th of August saw Team Watson Seeds compete in our 2nd RSABI Great Glen Challenge and we were delighted to have won! Mark, Andrew, Anne and James put in a huge effort and all picked up points for the team.

The Great Glen Challenge is a one day event where a team of four cycle, kayak, walk and run their way down the Great Glen from Fort Augustus to Fort William in an effort to raise money for RSABI.

46km Mountain Biking

The mountain bike course travelled the full distance between Fort Augustus and Fort William.  Mark did a fantastic job and finished in 2nd place picking up 20 points for the team.

7km Kayak

After kayaking 7km down the Great Glen and then a sprint finish, Andrew came 4th and added 10 points to Watson Seeds total.


18km Walk

A timed 18km walk was the 3rd challenge and Anne did a great job battling the rain to finish the route with another point for Watson Seeds.

17km Run

James did the run in a phenomenal time of 1 hour 9 minutes!  He took off at the starting line so fast we overheard one of the runners saying ‘if this is the starting pace we are in trouble!’  James took full points and helped secure Watson Seeds’ win.

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The Great Glen Challenge raised a total of £50,146, which will help RSABI provide financial assistance and support to people struggling to cope from agricultural and other land-based industrial backgrounds throughout Scotland.

RSABI currently helps over 900 people across Scotland at an annual cost of around £600,000.

If you would like to help RSABI help rural people in need, please visit www.rsabi.org.uk for more information on how to become a supporter.