Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. My friend Euan lives with Parkinson's and I witness in very small part some of the difficulties that living with this progressive neurological disease brings for him and his wife Katie. With her encouragement, Euan continues to take opportunities to challenge himself and this Triathlon on Sunday 24th September is another of those.
Our story - Euan and I met in 1990 on an Outward Bound sailing course at Loch Eil and that week cemented our friendship. Euan and Katie threw down the gauntlet earlier this year....they wanted to do the swim (Katie, in recovery from a shoulder operation) and run (Euan) of this Traigh Sprint triathlon in this stunning location where we have all camped and they needed a cyclist. How could I resist joining them?
We now make up the 'Participating for Parkinson's' Triathlon team. I suspect we may all be outside our comfort zones, I am for my part, I've never done a Triathlon, I love leisurely cycling with lots of stops to rest, admire views and sample local cafes, however this is 20km non-stop. On the plus sides, we've a good team spirit, s sense of fun and humour and we'll be in one of the most stunning locations in the UK, the west coast of Scotland, just north of Arisaig. Jon is our back up for the event, giving us tea, cake, lots of encouragement and making us laugh. We'll give it our best shot.
I suggested to the 'Participating for Parkinson's' team that we could raise money to help Parkinson's UK in their research and support of individuals and their families affected by Parkinson's, so I hope you'll feel inspired to donate in whatever way you can, all donations will be much appreciated.
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