Scott Munro faces the camera wearing his cycling gear.Credit - Scott Munro

A Grampian-based triathlete is taking on an eye-watering distance challenge in aid of local SDS Branch, Grampian Disability Sport.

Scott Munro, a Technical Manager for an ROV firm by day, invented the triathlon-style event after wishing to do something memorable and charitable for his 40th birthday last year. Unfortunately, COVID struck and his plans went on hold. In the meantime, Scott has been devoting a huge chunk of his life to training for the challenge which comprises of a whopping  28.5 mile stand-up paddleboard across Loch Ness, 585 mile cycle around the North Coast 500, and 95 mile run along the West Highland Way. He hopes to be able to complete the feat over 6 days this July.

The Branch is incredibly grateful to Scott for all the hard work he’s put into this, and for choosing them as the beneficiary of his fundraising. All money raised will be put to very good use as the Branch’s activities, events, participants, athletes and programmes start up again as restrictions end, and donations can be made here.

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