Celebs And Athletes In A Monster Battle Of Loch Ness
Ben Fogle, Nell McAndrew, Gavin Hastings And Liz Mccolgan Go Head To Head In A 120 Mile Duathalon Around The Shores Of The Famous Loch
Celebrity captains, including fitness enthusiast Nell McAndrew; adventurer Ben Fogle; Commonwealth and Olympic medalist Liz McColgan; and Scottish rugby legend Gavin Hastings, joined around 800 competitors from across the country for this year’s ‘First Monster Challenge’ – a 120km team relay duathlon (that’s running and cycling) around the shores of Loch Ness, raising money for the charity Save the Children.
Each competitor completed one running leg of 10km and one cycle leg of 20km around the famous Loch. FirstGroup also insured the race for £1million in the event of a Loch Ness Monster sighting or attack.
The event also acted as a human trial in pioneering research against biting midge insects. In the summer months the pests can attack people at the rate of 4,000 bites per hour leaving people with uncomfortable red itchy bites. Midges are estimated to cost the Scottish tourism industry around £268million per year
Click below to watch Ben, Nell, Gavin and Liz discuss the gruelling event…
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