Great Wilderness Challenge News

Community Midwives Donation..
25 February 2020


GWC have donated 4 Baby Lifeline Midwives Bags to local Wester Ross midwives. In photo: Rona McCall (midwife), Elizabeth Macrae (GWC), Fiona Shillaker (midwife) and Eric Thomson (GWC). 

Photo: Colin Irvine                                                                   

Pat's Special Award..
03 December 2019

GWC secretary Pat Ross has received a prestigious Hospice UK award. At a recent ceremony in Liverpool Pat received the "Hospice UK Volunteer of the Year" award in recognition of her dedicated support to Highland Hospice over the last 15 years. Live streaming of the awards ceremony can be viewed on Hospice UK website. It's not just GWC that benefits from her considerable organizational skills! Many congratulations Pat!

New Local Record!..
21 August 2019



A 25 mile local course record which had stood for 33 years was broken on Saturday by Jack Blaiklock of Poolewe, who clocked a magnificent time of 3-07-08 to finish in 3rd place. The previous record 3-20-48 had been held by Donald Maclean from Aultbea since the first GWC in 1986. Well done, Jack.

Care Home Presentation..
25 June 2019


GWC has recently donated a £7000 interactive digital touch table to the residents of Strathburn Care Home in Gairloch. Matron Mrs Hazel Fraser (right) accepts the donation from GWC's Eric Thomson and Mairi Mackenzie.

Photo: Colin Irvine

Ben Preece..
03 May 2019



We are sad to report the passing of Ben this week after a 4 month battle with cancer. Ben was with us last year and ran the 25 miler as he had done on 25 previous occasions, collecting many awards along the way. He also ran two other marathons late last year before being diagnosed in December. We will remember a wonderful runner with an infectious, welcoming personality.

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