Our Weekend at the Cateran Yomp0
So what is the Cateran Yomp?
Well, when I was asked to get involved in helping at the water-station of an endurance event I thought it would be a marathon or something of similar scale, a friends company were sponsoring the event by providing vehicles for support and I have to admit that I had never heard of the Cateran Yomp before so had no idea just how massive it is!
For anyone else who hasn’t heard of it, its a 54 mile trek over the Cairngorms. The terrain is rough, the distance is grueling and the weather completely unpredictable!
All in aid of raising funds for ABF The Soldiers Charity that support soldiers and veterans and their families when they are in need.
While we were applying sun-cream there were rolls of thunder and at one point the event had to be halted for safety reasons due to the freak lightening storm that seemed to appear from nowhere.
Many of the participants were in great spirits, despite being drenched and sunburned with achy feet as they met with our team at the 24 mile marker point. Even although they were fully aware that the next section from us included the infamous “Bog” and that with 30 miles yet to go, they would be trekking through the night with imminent rain and cold descending!
Well done to all of those who completed either the Bronze (22miles), Silver (36 miles) or Gold (54miles) and for anyone who even attempted it! Our hats are well and truly dothed to you!
And a massive Thank you to Martin Cavanagh from Thrifty for inviting us along 🙂
The Thrifty Team with staff from Dundee, Edinburgh & Inverness branches helping out – Water-station 3 at mile 24!