Date: Tuesday 28 October 2014
Our West Scotland Production Director, Steven Laurie, and his wife Wendy, both faced an incredible challenge to cross Scotland in a weekend when they took part in the gruelling Rat Race Coast to Coast for charity.
Inspired to raise funds for Cancer Research UK following a sad loss in their own family, the couple squared up with over 500 other couples and 200 individual race competitors from all over Europe to cover 106 miles that started on Nairn beach, north east of Inverness and took them through some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery as they cycled, kayaked and ran in their epic challenge that finished on the shores of Loch Leven on the west coast of Scotland.
Steven – who is based in Paisley – says: “This was an amazing personal challenge for both of us and we’ve trained together for months in preparation for the race so we’re really delighted to have finished in 13th place. Plus we’ve raised around £1,700 for Cancer Research UK and our total is still rising so we’re really pleased.
“We really enjoyed the mix of kayaking, running, and cycling through some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. It was an epic challenge and I’m delighted that we completed it together.”
We’re currently building homes at a number of developments in West Scotland, including Dargavel Village and Dargavel Village South.