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Daniel Elliot likes to push his limits and thought the RNLI Mayday walk a mile was not enough of a challenge for him.
So the Kyle RNLI crew member has now pledged to run 40kms over nine munros before cycling 25kms back to the lifeboat station in a day.
Daniel has been a volunteer crew member at Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat station for three
years and in his spare time enjoys hill running and mountain biking.
He likes to push himself and has decided to undertake a mountainous challenge to help
raise funds for the lifeboat station.
Daniel has pledged to run 40kms over the nine peaks of the Kintail munros, with an altitude gain of more than 3,500 metres, before cycling the 25kms back to the lifeboat station, all in one day in July.
Speaking of his challenge, Daniel said: ‘The past couple of years have been incredibly
hard for lifeboat stations all around the coast, between the increase in callouts
nationally and the pandemic curtailing most fundraising efforts.
‘I love being part of the crew and wanted to do my bit to raise some funds seeing as we haven’t been able to hold any of our regular fundraisers over the past two years.
‘We have recently recruited some new volunteer crew. It costs approximately £3,100 to kit out and train each new crew member, so I want to try and raise money to help the station out.’
Daniel will be undertaking his mountainous ‘9 Peaks of Kintail Marathon’ on
July 9 and has setup a JustGiving page at http://justgiving.com/fundraising/9peaksofkintail.
Kyle RNLI crew member Daniel in front of the station’s lifeboat. Photograph: Andy Tobin. NO F18 Daniel in front of the lifeboat
Daniel likes to push himself physically, as seen here hill running. Photograph: Andy Tobin.
NO F18 Daniel running the hill