Triple Challenge 2019
Jog Scotland Dunfermline Triple Challenge 2019
Members of Jog Scotland Dunfermline will be fundraising in 2019 for Jak’s Den. This is an organisation that offers emotional, social and practical support to families with children age 0 – 25 from all over Scotland who have been diagnosed with cancer and related illnesses. Members Dougie and Charles Murphy are part of one such Family.
A note from Dougie
For me and my family what Jak’s Den offers has been amazing. Childhood cancer affects the whole family. Aaron’s sister has some major anxiety while trying to process that her brother had cancer. My wife, Louise and myself both struggled to come to terms with Aaron’s illness returning. Unfortunately as adults we understand the gravity of the situation. Thanks to team Jak, we are able to handle things a little easier. The pain will always be with us but the services they have offered have been a life line for us. We have all received counselling. Emma and Aaron both had music therapy and play therapy. We are also able to go to the den when we want to. They offer a list of activities to take our minds away from the hospital and spend some quality time with families in similar situation as ourselves. The team at Jak’s Den are all amazing and we love being part of the “Team Jak” family.
Jog Scotland Dunfermline rise to the challenge
The fund-raising Challenge will kick off on Sat 11th May at 12 noon with the ‘Hell o’ Beath Run, Ride and Climb,’ which will involve Members competing to get a number of their team to the top of Hill of Beath, complete with bike and back to the start in the fastest time. The Advanced Runner part of each Team will be required to complete a navigation exercise before re-joining their Team on the descent from the hill and return to the finish, an overall distance of 5 miles. A barbeque will follow to celebrate a successful start to the challenge.
The 2nd Challenge, the ‘Summer Solstice Run, Ride & Walk’ will take place on the Forth Bridge on Friday the 21st June commencing at Sunset (10:01pm) with 2 Teams of Runners, Bikers and Walkers competing in a relay fashion to cover an overall distance of 43.1 miles, 1/10,000th of the distance that the Earth will travel in the 6.433 hrs to Sunrise (04:27am). Using average timings for Runners, Bikers and Walkers the Challengers would finish in 6.465 hrs, whereas the earth will take 6.433 hrs to complete the 1/10,000th of the actual distance … will the Teams make up the time and win?… time will tell!
The 3rd Challenge on 11th August will be that of climbing a Munro, most likelly this will be Carn Liath, which is the lowest of Beinn a’Ghlo’s three summits. A ‘Munro’ is a Scottish mountain 3000ft (914.4m) or over, as tabulated by Sir Hugh T Munro in 1891. ‘Munro Bagging’ has become an extremely popular pastime over the years and the current list of completers stands at around 6000 people … will we do it? … why not sign up and see? This part of the Challenge will be open to non-members and it would be great to have you bring along your family & friends to join in on this wonderful activity.
It is hoped that all ‘Challengers’ will be happy to donate £5 (or more if desired) to take part in each event and hopefully take a sponsor sheet to give Family, Friends and Workmates the chance to support the ‘Triple Challenge’ by kindly donating any amount that they can afford.
To find out more about Jak’s Den please visit their website http://www.teamjak.org.uk/jaks-den/