I’m taking part in the Highland Cross – a 50-mile duathlon (20 miles running off road and up hill followed by 30 miles road cycling) going coast to coast across the Highlands – in a few weeks’ time.

The Highland Cross has a history of raising money for charities that benefit medical or social services throughout the north of Scotland – more details about this year’s charities can be found on the picture below. The photographs show part of the running route and are from a ‘leisurely’ 11-mile run a friend and I did last year when we got snowed on!

It would be most kind if you could spare a donation to benefit these wothy charities

My fundraising page is www.justgiving.com/JDHighlandCross

Many thanks,