Reporters to take on the ‘Beast’ for charity

Peterhead and Fraserburgh reporters Scott Milne and Sean O'Neil will take on the challenge next month
Peterhead and Fraserburgh reporters Scott Milne and Sean O'Neil will take on the challenge next month

A few of the Angus North team of reporters are set to take on the Beast Race in Banchory next month, raising funds for charity along the way.

Sean O’Neil and Scott Milne of the Fraserburgh Herald and Buchan Observer will take on the 10k obstacle course in September.

Lee McCann, Martyn Simpson and Christopher Bradley of our sister titles will be joining Sean and Scott on the charity challenge

Lee McCann, Martyn Simpson and Christopher Bradley of our sister titles will be joining Sean and Scott on the charity challenge

The two will be joined by Lee McCann from the Mearns Leader and Christopher Bradley and Martyn Simpson from the Deeside Piper.

A challenging course, the reporters are looking to raise funds for CLAN Cancer Support along the way having seen the great work the charity puts in across the whole of the North East.

The team, who have called themselves ‘Sprint Journalism’, will take part in the Beast Race at Knockburn Loch, Banchory on Saturday, September 26.

The team will drag themselves through thick mud; climb over 12ft-high wooden walls; wade through shoulder-high bog water; pile over pontoons; scurry under barbed wire; jump into an icy loch; slide into deep water and get tangled in a giant rope web.

The Sprint Journalism team will take on some tough challenges throughout the course

The Sprint Journalism team will take on some tough challenges throughout the course

And when - or if - they get through that they will then bounce over hurdles; clamber up a tower of giant bales; feel their way through pitch-black tunnels; scramble over a vertical cargo nets; dunk under massive water pontoons and thrash steep loose slopes.

Commenting on the challenge ahead, Scott said: “It will be challenging, but it is for a good cause and that will motivate me to get to the end.

“Almost everyone has lost someone to cancer, raising money to help will be worth the pain!”

Angus North editor, Morag Kuc added: “It’s great to see the guys throw themselves into such a challenging fundraiser.

“Let’s hope that our readers will support them in their efforts and raise plenty of cash for such a worthy cause.”

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/sprintjournalism.