‘Tough Mudders’ prepare for special forces event

A PAIR of Arbroath men are to tackle a Special Forces-designed ‘fun run’ next month to raise money for charity.

Gordon Marr (39) and Stefan Milne (38) have signed up for the Tough Mudders Scotland event at Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfriesshire on July 14.

Gordon is raising money for Dementia UK, a charity close to his heart. He explained: “Basically, my father was in the Royal Marines for 22 years and now has vascular dementia, combat stress and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

“He’s been in and out of hospital since August last year and has been bedridden since February.”

So far Gordon has raised over £800, and this includes £250 sponsorship from his employers Hermes, and £100 each from The Abbey Inn and The Millgate Bar.

He added: “It’s a 12 mile run and there are 28 obstacles designed by the SAS. They’re designed to break you!

“I chose this because I thought it would be fitting to attempt something that my father has been doing all his life.”

Stefan runs a kettlebell exercise class at Auchmithie Hall and became involved after helping Gordon to train for the event. He is raising money for Cancer Research UK.

He said: “I offered to coach him free of charge seeing that it was a fund-raising event where his father was directly related to the illness Gordon was fund-raising for.

“I then decided to offer to attend the event with him since one of the main virtues on this ‘fun run’ is camaraderie.”

To make a donation to Gordon visit www.justgiving.com/gordonmarr or Stefan at www.justgiving.com/topp1.