Connal completes #54in20Challenge
Fri 3rd May 2019
Rangers Charity Foundation Director, Connal Cochrane, has completed his gruelling #54in20Challenge!
Connal targeted a walk of 54 miles – celebrating Rangers League Titles – within a blistering time of just 20 hours, but crossed the finish line with an hour to spare!
Supported and accompanied by members of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, Connal set off at dawn on Thursday 2 May from Gairlochy north of Fort William with LCpl David Millar and LCpl Greg Ritchie, before joining the West Highland Way on its route south through the Highlands, all the way to the finish line at Strathfillan, four miles beyond Tyndrum.
All money raised will support the Rangers Charity Foundation’s special Armed Forces Fund, which this season will assist The Coming Home Centre in Govan, SSAFA, Poppyscotland and a number of otherforces and veterans related good causes.
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Connal, 50, is now a veteran of fundraising challenges for the Foundation, having previously completed a swim across the Corryvreckan Strait between Jura and Scarba, participated in the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s A Little Less Strictly Come Dancing event, cycled 300 miles from Ibrox to Stoke, climbed 100 Munros in a year and more recently walked all 81 miles of the Great Glen Way with the Royal Navy in 34 hours. His personal challenges have raised over £37,000 for the Foundation over the years and the lengths he will go to for the Foundation are incredible!
He said: “It’s been a real test for all of us. I’m very proud of how we handled it and got ourselves to the finish line.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their generosity and support, as well as the Royal Regiment of Scotland who have also been supporting me with training for many weeks.
“I know that every penny raised will go a long way in supporting the Armed Forces Fund.”
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