Forth Ports team take part in Cateran Yomp for The Soldiers’ Charity

Ewan McInnes blog

This weekend (11-12 June) will see five colleagues from Forth Ports attempt the gruelling 54mile ‘Cateran Yomp’ in Perthshire to raise money for The Soldiers’ Charity.

Cateran Yomp – a military term for a long distance march – is an adventure challenge where teams trek across 54 miles of farmland and footpaths, as well as the hills of the Cairngorms National Park, continuously over a 24 hour period.

The team from Forth Ports Scotland are Jason Thirlwall, Engineer; John Reid, Port Operator; Graeme Tweedie, Supervisor; and Scott Mitchell-Lay and Craig Wright both Sennebogen (mobile crane) Operators.

Forth Ports are fully behind the team and have donated £1,000 for their fundraising and also provided the team with all the wearable kit they will need for the Yomp. The team are hoping to raise over £3,000.

Commenting on the training, Jason Thirlwall said: “The team and I would like to thank Forth Ports for their generous donation and support with the kit for the trek. The charity is close to my heart being an ex-soldier and I know this Yomp will be tough for the team so we have been training hard and increasing our distance covered over the past few months. We know it will be a challenge and we expect many blisters, but we are looking forward to it and hope to report our success next week.”

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