Extreme lengths for Scout funds

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Two Bo’ness Scout leaders took on an extreme challenge at the weekend to help raise cash for troop funds.

Kenny Noble and Craig Oswald ran, cycled and kayaked 105 miles across 
Scotland in two days to aid 3rd Bo’ness Scout Group.

The Coast to Coast Rat Race charity event took them from Nairn to Glencoe, through one of the most 
famous mountain landscapes in the world.

Kenny said: ‘’The challenge went very well - apart from the horrendous weather on 
Sunday - and we raised around £900 for funds.

“We completed the challenge in 15 hours and 11 minutes so we finished well ahead of schedule.

“The only mishap happened when Craig fell off his bike a few times during Sunday’s driving rain and strong winds between Fort Augustus and Fort William. Fortunately he had soft landings and wasn’t injured.

He added: “It all went very smoothly apart from that - and some blistered toes!”

Kenny said they decided to take on the challenge to collect cash and also to show the young Scout members what can be achieved when you put your mind to it .

Kenny said: “We have been sponsored by quite a few businesses in Bo’ness so far, including D. J. Manning, A. W. Jenkinson, T. Cuthell and Sons, Riddell’s Garage, Links Tyre Centre and Brian’s Cafe.

“On top of that, we have had some generous donations 
from individuals.’’

The lads got a glimpse of some of the most iconic locations in the Scottish Highlands on their travels, including Loch Ness, the Great Glen, Ben Nevis and Glen Coe.

The organisers of Scotland Coast to Coast said: “This is a challenge open every year to all 
adventurers. Some come to win, some purely to finish and many just to take part.”