Ben forced to retire early

Local man Ben Mckillop has been forced to give up his LEJOG challenge following a knee injury.

Mr Mckillop had been updating friends and family via his Facebook page, explaining
to them early into the journey that his knee had been been causing him severe discomfort on
hills.

On Friday, August 10, Mr Mckillop again updated his situation, saying “the knee is just not having
it.”

“I have done what I can, tried everything I can think of but when your body gives up there’s not much you can do about it.”

Mr Mckillop added that he hopes to return to Oxenholme, where he retired, and complete the journey from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.

Mr Mckillop was raising funds for the ARCHIE Foundation
and CLAN.