Triumphant Team Teribus have finally completed an ambitious four-part extreme challenge, after successfully conquering the gruelling Glencoe Marathon.
The plucky squad have pushed themselves to the limit by plunging into mud in darkness, climbing the country’s highest mountains, running through the streets of the capital, and most recently, into the heart of Glencoe – all in the name of charity. And after months of training and dedication to their cause, have signed off on a high.
Team leader Jamie Scott, known locally as ‘Ginger’ and a previous winner of I’m a Weel Kent Face, Get Iz Oot O’ Here, told the Hawick News: “The feeling of achievement is overwhelming and we are all very proud of ourselves and each other. The training has been hard but the challenges were even harder.”
Between Mark Nichol, Ross Nichol, Scott Robson, Cammy Rudkin, Jamie Hetherington, Jamie Scott, Arron Mackenzie and Ryan McGee, this year they have successfully notched up The Mighty Deerstalker, The National Three Peaks Challenge, Edinburgh Half Marathon, and Glencoe Marathon Gathering. The latter saw the brave Teries join 500 other hardy souls to tackle the epic trail run that ascends a total 1,608 nmetres, into the foothills of Ben Nevis.
And describing their final outing on a cold, damp day, Jamie stated: “The whole route was spectacular but tough. Running over and through Scotland’s largest mountains range is something that doesn’t happen everyday, and yet again the views and scenery was stunning.”
And indeed the team has been fortunate enough to not only collect memories that will last a lifetime, but also over £5,000 for the Margaret Kerr Unit at Borders General Hospital, and Cash for Kids. Jamie added: “None of us will forget climbing a total 11,178 feet during the Three Peaks, the breathtaking scenery and travelling more than 1,000 miles with no sleep, And the finishing line of every challenge was always a welcome sight.
“The camaraderie throughout the year has been brilliant. To be finished is a great feeling, but we are already discussing what’s next.”