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Taking place on 28th May 2016, this was our second year for Cairngorm to Coast. The event is
organised by Team RAFBF Lossiemouth in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund and supported by Outfit Moray and Bike Revolution. As ideas do, this one grew from a 37km hike to a 100km hike and bike (our apologies for that) and is now the only event of its type in this area, making it a unique opportunity to take part in something a little different.
C2C'16 was an excellent day, with perfect weather and a great bunch of people taking part. 41 competitors lined up at the start point – and all of them collected either a Gold or Bronze medal. Earning a gold meant taking on a 30k hike from Cairngorm to Grantown on Spey – followed by a 70k cycle ride onwards to the gates of RAF Lossiemouth.
First past the post over the Gold route was a team from 39 Engineers at Kinloss Barracks while second place went to Kelvin Hirst, who would have finished in first place with his team – but for a couple of wrong turnings along the route. A total of 36 participants received Gold after completing the 100k course. Five participants meanwhile stepped over the finishing line in the Bronze event.
Every competitor crossed the finish line beaming and rightly proud of their efforts – and the first team were around an hour ahead of their own schedule when they crossed the line shortly before 4.30pm. The last competitor arrived home at 8pm and there were no injuries sustained along the way – although there were a few wrong turns taken!
Any small knocks and pains that were suffered were very quickly and professionally dealt with by our Physios Mac Macgregor, Andrew Jones, Tony Boon and Roy Hunte.
We would like to thank Outfit Moray for their amazing organisation, everyone who took part, all those who worked so hard to help organise the event and our fantastic sponsors Dallas Designs, Windswept Brewing, Arnold Clark and Thales UK.