A team, comprising the second oldest and second youngest of the 240 Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadralthlon competitors, has helped to raise £6,000 for charity.
Rachel Myles (23) and Ewan Berkeley (59), both of the Savills Brechin office joined their colleagues from the property company’s offices across Scotland and London, to complete one of the UK’s toughest fundraising adventure challenges. Also competing were Jamie Wedderspoon of Savills Brechin, and his twin brother Andrew from Savills London, Ali Gemmel from the Perth office and Luke French from Savills Edinburgh.
The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon is an arduous test of stamina, strength and fitness through one of the most spectacular areas of the Scottish Highlands. The course comprises a 0.8 mile swim across Loch Tay, a hill run of 15 miles over seven munros including Ben Lawers at almost 4,000ft, kayaking 7 miles and cycling 34 miles clockwise around Loch Tay to the finish line.
Jamie Wedderspoon who completed the event with his twin said: “This was the most exhilarating and exhausting 13 (and a bit) hours of our lives, but we would both do it again! It was great to complete the challenge with Andrew - we get along very well and know each others’ strengths and weaknesses. During the event it helped to have so much support and thank you to everyone who sponsored us.”
The £6,000 raised by Savills will go towards the event’s nominated charities Mercy Crops and Mary’s Meals. Mercy Corps helps people turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities and progress. Mary’s Meals is an international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.