Pair take on ‘Mad Challenge’


Two former Broch Bobbies are tackling some of Scotland’s most challenging terrain in the name of charity next month, August.

Mike Munro (51) and Davie Crowther (37), both of Stuartfield, are aiming to cover more than 175 miles of Scotland over nine days in aid of Aberdeen-headquartered CLAN Cancer Support in an adventure they have nicknamed the MAD Challenge.

The friends, who met while working for Grampian Police, will begin their adventure walking the West Highland Way, carrying everything they need for the challenge and aiming to cover approximately 20 miles per day. The pair will then climb Ben Nevis before cycling the Great Glen Way from Fort William to Fort Augustus on day seven of the challenge.

The final two days will see them both taking to the water of Loch Ness in a Canadian canoe travelling to Inverness. On arriving in the Highland capital the brave duo will have independently travelled more than 175 miles.

The pair, who will set of on Monday, August 1, previously raised money for charity along with friend Tom Murray, who sadly died of cancer in 2007.

Mike said: “Davie and I had spoken about repeating the 24 hour fundraising challenge we completed with Tom and at my retirement party we decided to put a date in the diary and make it a bigger and more complex event.”

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Sponsor forms are also available locally from The Crichie Mart, Crichie Garage and Ewan Morrice Butchers, all Stuartfield. Stephs Hairdressers, Mintlaw, MacDonald Stewart Jewellers, Fraserburgh and Gillanders Motors, Peterhead.