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Written by Fiona June 03 2010

Beach on Speyside

Here is the first photograph in a new blog collection. I am looking for fabulous pictures of Scotland at its best. If you have a story to go with the photo then all the better. Please email me your best pictures of Scotland and I’ll select some for blogs over the coming weeks and months.

The first photo comes from Super Charity Girl Jo. She’s a Glasgow Tri Club pal and also works for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.

The picture was taken at Spey Bay, near Fochabers, as Jo and colleage Judi recce’d the finish point the night before the Hospice’s recent Speyside 24hr Challenge (May 29/30). The challenge involved 65 participants walking 50 miles of the The Speyside Way in 24 hours. Beginning at 07.00 on Saturday at Boat of Garten, walkers headed along the beautifully scenic route passing through a series of checkpoints along the way.

Conditions on the day were the most challenging in the eight years that the event has run, with pouring rain making life a little uncomfortable. The first team reached the Spey Bay finish point at 00.30 on Sunday. They were cold and tired but very pleased to have completed their challenge. Teams then continued to arrive until 07.00 on Sunday.

The event is in aid of raising funds for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, with around £25,000 expected this year. The challenge couldn’t take place without the logistical support of The 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment and St Andrews First Aid, both who do an incredible job.

Thanks Jo for the fab pic and the story.

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