Epic 2012 is a completely unique event, designed to test the stamina, willpower and sheer determination of the three involved and push them to their limits. Greg McEwan, Garry Mackay and Lee Peyton will be covering the length of Scotland using three different Olympic disciplines in only 6 days.
The brave three will cover a journey from Gallie Craig, in the Borders, to John O’Groats in order to raise funds for Yorkhill Children’s Foundation. They’ll set off on the 427 mile trip on the 17 June starting with a 140 mile cycle to Milngavie. The rest of the journey will include running the West Highland Way, climbing Ben Nevis and paddling the Great Glen before jumping back on their bikes to cycle the last leg to John O’Groats.
The beneficiary of this EPIC challenge will be the orthopaedic surgery service at Yorkhill Hospital. It deals with a huge variety of cases: from limb lengthening and straightening, reconstructive surgery for congenital disabilities, trauma and cerebral palsy related conditions. The department would like to purchase two sets of Jet-X Fixators which will be used to treat around 10 trauma cases every year.
The Jet-X fixator system pins broken bones in place following a trauma such as a bad fall or a road traffic accident, and allows them to knit together and heal. It can be used on any limb but also on the pelvis. Trauma to the pelvis can often be potentially life-threatening due to the huge numbers of blood vessels involved and the Jet-X Fixator system can hold a shattered pelvis in place and protect these vital blood supplies. Greg, Garry and Lee would love to help them out with the hefty price tag of £60,000.
In order to complete the challenge, these men will need 100% support from family, friends and those who wish to contribute to their success in any way possible. If you would like to donate to the cause please donate below or if you would like to support the guys by contributing equipment they may need or sponsoring the challenge please contact Natalie Ward on Natalie@materialmc.co.uk or call 0141 204 7970. Your help would be greatly appreciated by Greg, Garry and Lee and of course, ultimately, Yorkhill Hospital and its patients.
On completion of the challenge the three men will be celebrating with a charity dinner on 30th June. They hope that you can celebrate with them. For more details about the star studded event and the Challenge itself please visit: www.epic2012.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can follow the progress of the Challenge on Facebook or Twitter and see how the training is going by following the men individually at: @GregMcEwan @LeePeyton @GarryMac