Superwoman takes part in quadruple challenge for Mary’s Meals

Amazing Ginny is taking on the Artemis Great Kindrochit Challenge for the second time on 6 July this year. She tells us why she loves it and how Mary’s Meals inspires her Herculean efforts.

Back to all stories | Posted on 20 June 19 in Blog

Superwoman Ginny Jones, 53, took part in the quadruple challenge in 2017 and loved every minute of it. So, she decided to do it again this year to raise more money for Mary’s Meals.

She said: “I loved every minute of it last time. I feel like I grinned all day. The swim was a challenge for me - I had to learn to swim properly and get over my fear of ‘weedy’ water but I had trained really hard to make sure I didn’t fail at the first stage.”

Since completing the quadrathlon two years ago, Ginny has been inspired to run a 24-hour race, walk a marathon, cycle 100 miles and this year she also ran the London Marathon! 

Ginny, from Cambridgeshire, is hoping to run rather than walk the mountain phase this year and feels more confident in the water than before.

She’s also aiming to reach her target of £1,000 in her fundraising efforts and is already close after organising a hugely successful quiz night in her local farm shop café.

The Quad, organised by Wild Fox Events, starts on the south side of Loch Tay, Perthshire in Scotland on Saturday, 6 July – with funds raised from the endurance test going to Mary’s Meals and Mercy Corps. It involves a 0.8-mile swim, a 15-mile walk or run over seven hills, a 34-mile cycle and a seven-mile kayak across Loch Tay. 

Ginny says she’s looking forward to the amazing feeling completing the challenge gives her and devouring the delicious battered haggis and chips provided to all the participants!

Frank Nelson, Head of Fundraising for Mary’s Meals, said: “I’m so impressed by Ginny and all her efforts to support the work of Mary’s Meals. It’s thanks to supporters like Ginny that children are in classrooms around the world with full stomachs, learning how to read and write.”