Former Infantryman, Stewart Harris, was injured in Afghanistan in 2012 when a roadside bomb threw his vehicle into a ditch, leaving him partially sighted and partially deaf.
This year Stewart, as the Official Ambassador for the event, is encouraging people to take on the Cateran Yomp; the toughest outdoor endurance event in Scotland. Consisting of a 54-mile trek across some of Perthshire’s most challenging terrain, this 24 hour event is not to be taken lightly.
An estimated 1,000 people will assemble in Blairgowrie on 10th June to take part in this extraordinary event. Last year only 350 people made it to the finish line.
“As well as doing something for the Charity, they will get something back. It’s going to be awesome to see everyone at the finish line buzzing and full of excitement.” Stewart explains.
We are overwhelmed by the number of participants the Cateran Yomp attracts, and it’s growing year on year. The funds raised through this event help us to continue our work and fulfil our promise of being there for soldiers, veterans and their immediate families.
“The Cateran Yomp is easily one of the most physically demanding challenge events around. I look forward to meeting the participants in the beautiful mountains of Perthshire, and showing them the support they have shown me and The Soldiers’ Charity.” – Stewart Harris
Anyone who wishes to take part in the event can register here, and will be eligible for the Early Bird offer up until the 28th February. There is also a further discount for Servicemen and women, and veterans.
The event is not to be underestimated, and is a tough challenge even for the hardiest soldiers.