Jonathen raises £1,575

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith

local man Jonathen Smith has raised well over £1,500 for charity by taking part in an annual walking challenge.

Kiltwalk is a 26-mile sponsored walk from Hampden to Loch Lomond which is to be completed while wearing a kilt as the name suggests.

Jonathen took part last year and was inspired to try again this year to see if he could shave time off his result.

Jonathen said that despite losing weight and finding the going a little easier this time around he completed the walk in exactly the same amount of time as he did in 2011.

Starting at 9am he finished at 4.35pm.

The money he has raised, through a JustGiving page as well as sponsorship forms in Colin M. Smith’s, is split between four charities.

This year the money goes to the Aberlour Charity, CLIC Sargant, CHAAS and the Taratan Army Childen’s Charity.

Jonathen said: “Last year I saw the flyers at the Scotland games and thought about taking part in the challenge and I was keen to do it again this year.

“Last year I did it with a group of friends and this year it was with a friend I go to Dundee United games with.”

He continued to say that the weather this year made things a bit easier as last year it was very hot while it was cooler this time around.

He added: “Because I felt fitter it was easier going. The first 18 miles were okay but I did find the last five tough going.”

Jonathen raised £1,575 in total.