2018 will be the seventh year for the Cateran Yomp! Taking place on 9-10 June 2018, it’s a testing 24 hour adventure walk following the Cateran Trail in Scotland. Teams of 3-6 people will take on 54 miles (gold) in 24 hours through the heart of Perthshire; there is also a 36 mile (silver) or 22 mile (bronze) option.
There’s already a large number of participants registered to take on the challenge this year, 940 in total, with one being the oldest yomper to date. Andrew Wedderburn, 84, a former major of the Black Watch, will tackle the bronze level course with his sons.
The trails have been updated for this years’ adventures with a £10,000 investment from the Suez Communities Trust – formally the SITA Trust. Due to deterioration from climate change and heavy rainfall, the path was becoming unsafe in certain parts and needed updating. The project has seen work carried out on a stretch of the smaller circuit with around 160 yards of rough, overgrown path resurfaced and vegetation cut back.
The Yomp has also secured sponsorship from Castle Water, who will supply water to the participants over the time on their journey from start to finish.
Ambassador Les Binns has been training hard for the weekend and is excited to be joining fellow ex-servicemen and intrepid adventurers to raise money for ABF The Soldiers Charity, a charity that helped him when he needed support and funded him on his journey to a new career.
There is still time to sign up for the Cateran Yomp and be a part of Scotland’s most enduring walk, whilst raising money for ABF The Soldiers Charity. www.soldierscharity.org/events/the-cateran-yomp