2 July 2012
Charities Yomp home with over quarter of a million
Armed Forces Day saw 480 participants join together to yomp over 36million steps across 18,000 miles to complete the Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp.
Smashing the fundraising target and raising over £250,000 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland, the Yomp challenged walkers of all abilities to go for bronze (22 miles), silver (36.5 miles) or gold (52 miles) in a survival of the fittest set against a stunning Perthshire backdrop.
Yomping home in first place, shaving three hours off the 2011 record, a team from Alliance Trust, ‘The Good, the Mad and the Elderly’ completed gold in 11 hours 34 minutes, passing through Blairgowrie, Kirkmichael, Spittal of Glenshee and Kirkton of Glenisla.
Next year’s Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp will take place on 15 - 16 June 2013