A congratulations is in order to everyone that took part in the Kilt walk in Aberdeen in June. A team from Dynamic Edge supported charity Inspire PTL, a charity very close to our hearts that enriches the lives of people with learning disabilities and helps them to achieve their life goals.
The team, which included people supported by the charity, took on the “Mighty Stride”, a gruelling 26.2 mile walk from Potarch in Aberdeenshire, all the way to the Duthie Park. We spoke with Matt Yeomans, a Systems Engineer from our Aberdeen office, and asked him how he got on with the challenge. Matt described the day: “I trained during the build up to the Kilt Walk, walking a few 10 mile walks but nothing could have prepared me for what was to follow.”
“After getting up at 5am we eventually arrived at Potarch for the 9am start and set off on our journey. The first few hours of the walk were rainy but after lunch the sun appeared which helped to keep us moving. When we got to 8 miles in, we were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a Samba band and stopped in Banchory for a quick lunch.”
“Continuing on along Deeside we made our way through Aberdeenshire including Crathes, Drumoak and Peterculter until we got to 20 miles in and by this point we were beginning to feel tired. As the mile markers kept passing, each one felt longer and our feet were beginning to feel very sore! The group that kept on until the end didn’t give up despite the pain, and after almost 10 hours of walking we finally reached the finish line – it felt amazing!”
“With the donations by corporate sponsors and gift aid included, I’ve been happy to raise over £900 for Inspire, helping them towards their goal of £4,000. I am very proud to have achieved this for a worthy cause, but definitely if I do it again, it’ll be the 15 mile walk!”