Charity challenge for Kirkintilloch man

June 13, 2018 by  

A man from Kirkintilloch is set to take on a tough challenge during the next year, as he bids to raise cash for a cause with personal significance to him.

Neil Wightman will be getting to grips with 17 of the country’s hardest obstacle courses over a period of 12 months, as he tries to raise funding for research into Parkinson’s disease. It is an issue that is particularly important to him because his father was diagnosed with the condition back in 2016.

The challenge will see him traverse 170 miles of mud-caked ground, clad in a kilt – which he has opted to wear throughout his bid to make it even tougher. In total he will complete the Cumbernauld 10k, Great Glencoe Challenge, Winter Wolf Run, Badass Mucker, two Tartan Warriors and MacTuff’s and nine Tough Mudders.

The MacTuff is considered to be the most daunting course in Scotland, and Neil will also complete the Santa Dash for the festive season. Speaking to the Kirkintilloch Herald, he said:

“I love doing obstacle course races – the dirtier, the better! We are so lucky that there are loads to choose from around the UK. My wife Clair, daughter Abbie and son Logan are also joining in at some of the events so it’s a real family affair.”

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