24 Hour Challenge 2016
This year’s Red Rox 24-Hour Challenge was one of the hardest yet, with all teams having to endure the changing weather conditions, large scale midges and aching feet! However, despite all the difficulties, some great times were set with a new 24-hour record embedded for another year.
This year saw new teams and reoccurring faces. The bronze position was awarded to Team Solo, who completed Ben Nevis in a respectable time of 6 hours and 11 minutes. Team Solo was raising funds for our very own community project which we plan to announce later this year. The silver position was split between two teams, Alyth Adventurer raising funds for Ward 34, NHS Tayside and Mountain Goats raising funds for Brain Tumour Research. The two teams completed Ben Nevis and Braeriach in 15 hours and 58 minutes, however due to adverse weather conditions the event was stopped for participant safety, meaning they missed out on the final Munro.
In first place and awarded the gold position was Munro Musketeers who created a new course record with a brilliant time of 15 hours and 18 minutes. Munro Musketeers were lucky enough to beat the weather and completed all 3 Munros, raising funds for 3 separate causes; Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, Momentum and Cancer Research.
Furthermore, Team Sansum, who are no stranger to this event took on the harsh elements later than planned completing Ben Nevis and Braeriach. Due to extremely poor weather conditions, they were unable to complete the third and final mountain Ben Macdui. The boys courageous attempt saw them raise a funds for Scottish hospice, Parent to Parent.
This year a total of £3,293.96 was raised and was presented to the teams chosen charities at an event held in Aberdeen at the Inchgarth Community Centre on the 6th of November.