Ben forced to retire early

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

Saturday, 18th August 2012, 3:50 pm

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

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

“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.