PICTURES: Shoreham in-laws complete gruelling quadrathlon

Beth Parry-Evans and Euan Carmichael from Shoreham are competing in the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon to raise money for charity
Beth Parry-Evans and Euan Carmichael from Shoreham are competing in the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon to raise money for charity
  • Brother and sister-in-law complete quadrathlon for charity
  • The pair have raised £790 for their chosen charities
  • They had to climb seven of Scotland’s tallest mountains as part of the gruelling course

Climbing over a Munro sounds like an odd challenge.

Climbing over a Munro sounds like an odd challenge.

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

But a brother and sister in-law from Shoreham climbed seven of them for charity in a gruelling quadrathlon.

Beth Parry-Evans and Euan Carmichael walked 15 miles over the Munros – Scottish mountains more than 3,000 feet tall – as part of The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon on Saturday.

They took part to raise money for global community organisation Mercy Corps and international school food charity Mary’s Meals.

As part of the challenge, held in Loch Tay, Scotland, the pair had to climb the mountains, swim 0.8 miles across open water and kayak seven miles before finishing off with a 34-mile bike ride.

I just can’t wait to cross that finish line

Beth Parry-Evans

Beth and Euan endured torrentail rain, misty and foggy conditions and a broken bike chain to complete the quadrathlon in 14 hours, 50 minutes, shaving 40 minutes off their previous time last year.

While disappointed to have missed their 14 hour target, Beth said ‘it was quite an achievement’ given the circumstances.

Just 1km before the end of the course, Euan’s bike chain broke – so the pair borrowed a bike cord from a passerby and Beth towed them across the finish line.

She said: “It was pretty tiring; there were a few setbacks on the way but it was good we completed it.”

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

Beth said that the weather was both a blessing and a curse when it came to the mountain section of the quadrathlon: “The weather was awful; it was pretty much raining the whole time. The summits of all the Munros were covered in fog and mist so it took more time to navigate around. But sometimes it helped that we couldn’t see the tops so we couldn’t see the pain that was coming out of the mist!”

Competing under the team name 40 Not Out!, Beth, 40, and Euan, 41, decided to compete to celebrate their birthday milestone. “Euan’s daughter was born during our training for the 2015 quad so it was quite tough to fit training in around looking after a new-born baby.”

According to their fundraising page, Beth and Euan have raised £790 for their two charities.

Mary’s Meals provides daily meals in school to more than 1.1 million children in 12 developing countries.

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

Working in over 40 countries, Mercy Corps partners with communities to help strengthen them. Most recently it has supported those affected by the Syrian refugee crisis.

To donate to 40 Not Out!’s fundraising page, click here.

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The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

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The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon took place on Saturday in Loch Tay, Scotland. Picture: Ed Smith