Stewartry Women Raise £700 for Marie Curie

A group of women from the Stewartry area of Dumfries and Galloway recently trained to complete a triathlon and raised a total of £700 for Marie Curie.

The challenge consisted of a 1 mile swim on Loch Ken, a 24 mile bike ride around the loch and a 7.2 mile run around Crossmichael.

Pauline Drysdale the organiser said, “It was brilliant to do something different with like-minded women and to push ourselves out with our comfort zones. I personally had a fear of swimming 1 mile in open water, I was delighted to get across Loch Ken and back twice in front crawl for the full mile. Some of the other girls were happy to complete the cycle in a decent time and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thanks must go to our trainer Alex Bryson (not pictured) and to the Jim Mclelland who helped us arrange safety and logistics.’”
Alex Bryson added, ‘It’s really important for me to see people of all ages enjoying our great outdoors and to keep fit and healthy, both physically and mentally. Anyone can try to look into attempting triathlons as it’s a great activity for all round fitness . If you are interested Click Triathlon Scotland for more information and different distances.’

Pauline Drysdale was also delighted to send an additional cheque, via Ian Bendall Furneral Directors, to Marie Curie for £1706 after the remembrance service at Dalbeattie Church in memory of the much loved and well known late Christine Drysdale, formerly of the Lochview Hotel near Springholm.

She added, ‘Thanks to all who support Marie Curie it is a much needed service for palliative care across our region.’

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