Our team is made up of four dentists: Stuart Campbell, Derek Marner, Ryan Stewart and Paddy Watson .
We connected via the shared pursuit of running very long and sometimes irrational distances.
On 29th September we will be running the length of Scotland from John o’ Groats to Gretna Green, a distance of almost 500 miles in 11 days...not quite as good as ‘The Proclaimers’ but then again they walked it!
So this works out as nearly a double marathon a day, every day for over 10 days. Sounds straightforward enough, right?
So why are we doing this? The effects of COVID-19 have, as we all know, made life very tough for many in the past few years, and sadly we understand that mental health charities have been busier than ever.
As dentists living in Scotland, we wanted to raise awareness and money for the Scottish Association for Mental Health Charity (SAMH) to help support the great work that they do. But we also want to promote the positive effects that running and the great outdoors can have on not just physical health, but also mental health.
Please donate to SAMH if you are in a position to do so. Also please do get in touch if you would like to hear more about our challenge or if you would like to support/join us!