Brechiner raises £1,000 for charity

Brechin's Mark Arbuthnott, left, is pictured with teammates Val Duke and Jason Baird, both of Bull MMA gym Dundee, at the recent Tough Mudder event.

Brechin's Mark Arbuthnott, left, is pictured with teammates Val Duke and Jason Baird, both of Bull MMA gym Dundee, at the recent Tough Mudder event.

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A Brechin judo club coach has successfully taken part in “one of the toughest events in the world” to raise money for Alzheimers.

During the weekend of July 14 and 15, Mark Arbuthnott travelled to Drumlanrig Castle estate in Dumfries and Galloway to take part in Scotland’s first ever Tough Mudder challenge, raising £1,000 for the Angus Branch of Alzheimers Scotland.

During the weekend 4000 participants took part in the extreme obstacle course set over 12 miles of challenging terrain designed by Special Forces which saw participants ending up chest high in mud, plunged into ice baths and electrocuted with 10,000 volts.

Mark, who was joined by colleagues from Dundee judo club, chose Alzheimer Scotland as his charity having worked extensively with people who suffer from Alzheimers throughout his nursing career.

The charity is involved in numerous local projects to help those suffering from the disease, and their family.

To donate to Mark’s cause visit www.justgiving.com/Mark-Arbuthnott or you can donate by text, by texting MRKA69 £1 (for instance) to 70070. Cash donations can also be made by contacting Mark on 01356-626791

Pre-registration for next years event can be found on www.toughmudder.co.uk