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Cross 2013 - notes from the Organisers for Competitors (20/05/13)
the Safety Registrar at Affric, and Calum Munro, the Organising
Secretary, have just done a route survey of the Highland Cross foot
section. They report that the track is in excellent condition with a
fine new bridge immediately before the Youth Hostel! The track east
of the Youth Hostel was holding some water but hopefully this will
drain before the day if we get a decent dry spell.
On the cycle section there is some rough potholing at the side of
the road in the area of the Loch Beinn a' Mheahoin car park but it
can be avoided by keeping towards the centreline of the road.
On the bus over to Morvich on the Saturday morning Liz and Calum
found themselves sitting beside two Highland Crossers out for a
trial crossing of the foot section! They will remain anonymous for
the moment but we hope that they had a good practice run. On arrival
at the Affric car park on Sunday afternoon Liz and Calum then saw
three cyclists setting off as a group - so it must be May as the
hills are alive with Highland Crossers in training.
The Highland Cross volunteers and the benefiting charities are all
well advanced with their preparations for 22nd June to give you as
well a supported crossing as possible. We hope that your
training and fund raising is going well and that you are preparing
for a great personal challenge and remember Preparation Prevents
Poor Performance - how you prepare will determine how much you enjoy
Cross 2013 will take place on Saturday 22 June 2013. The
organisers confirm that Highland Cross 2013 is now fully
subscribed. The ballots have taken place and unfortunately
there were a large number of applicants who were unsuccessful in
these ballots. The situation is regretted but all the
organisers can suggest is that potential competitors for Highland
Cross 2014 note
September 2013 as the date on which entries will open for Highland
organisers of the Nairnshire Challenge have asked us to publicise
that they have places available for this years event on Sunday 23
June 2013 - see
Other events with
available places are:
The charities benefiting from Highland Cross 2013 fundraising are:
Click here to read more about the
Highland Cross 2012
amount of money raised by competitors for Highland Cross 2012 was
£228,122. This brings the total raised over the 30 years
of Highland Cross to over £3,440,000.
December 2012, the five principal charities received presentations:
The ARCHIE Foundation received a cheque for £40,000 towards
their improvement of the Children’s Ward at Raigmore Hospital.
Glenurquhart Care Project received a specially adapted
minibus to support their community work.
Highland Hospice received a cheque to fund a vehicle to
support their retail operation.
Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Inverness received a cheque for a
specially adapted minibus.
Special Needs Action Project (SNAP) based in Inverness
received a specially adapted minibus to support their work with
disabled young people.
At the Presentation, Duncan Chisholm, the renowned fiddler, gave a
live performance of his new tune celebrating Highland Cross – the
tune is called “Running the Cross” and is on his latest album, “Affric”.
In addition to the assistance given to the five principal charities,
over £33,000 is currently being distributed to another 12 charities
which made applications for grants from the surplus funds available
from this year’s event. Once again the Organisers wish to
thank most sincerely all competitors, sponsors and volunteers who
work together to make Highland Cross happen.