The Caledonian Challenge
It is official, on Wed 5th July 2017 the staff and volunteers of the Samson Centre for MS smashed their own Caledonian Challenge of completing 80km in just one day. At 9pm, some 12 hours after the challenge began it ended on a high as we powered well past our goal and clocked up over 100km.
We started early, we finished late and we walked, ran and cycled through the midday heat in between and boy was it hot!
The staff Caledonian Challenge came about after 16 of John Hambly’s friends the ’16 Idiots’ as they like to call themselves, hot footed it up to Scotland (after some training) and took on both the wild open and the calmer waters of the Caledonian Canal. They were in canoes and paddling their 80km through these often choppy waters.
They were delighted to know that we too were doing something towards their challenge and that is how our staff Caledonian Challenge came about.
If you would like to support our efforts follow the link and visit the official Caledonian Challenge Just Giving page.