A local woman will be taking part in ‘Celtman!, an extreme Scottish triathlon, on behalf of Bute Dialysis Unit campaign later this month.
Victoria O’Reilly will head to Wester Ross for the competition on June 25, joining participants from all around the globe.
The race involves a 3.8km swim in Loch Shieldaig - cold, deep and jellyfish-infested Atlantic waters.
The next stage involves a 202km cycling route along single track roads including over 2000 metres of climbing and battling headwinds.
The last leg of the route includes a 42km run over two Munros: Spidean Coire nan Clach (Peak of the Corrie Stones) at 993m high and Ruadh-stac- Mor (Big Red Stack) a spur off the Beinn Eighe range at 1,010m high.
Victoria has been training for months now and hopes to complete the course and raise lots of money for the dialysis unit campaign at the same time.
Due to her strict training regime Victoria does not have time to get sponsors so this is an appeal on her behalf for people to get behind her for her epic challenge.
Sponsorship forms can be obtained from any Bute Kidney Support Group committee member or from the Skills Development office in Victoria Street.
Alternatively phone (01700) 505456 for a form or to make a donation to Victoria. As she is a UK taxpayer she can also claim Gift Aid, making your donation even more valuable.
The team at the Bute Kidney Patients Support Group wish Victoria well on this massive undertaking and look forward to hearing all about her experience when she returns from Wester Ross.