THE LONG HAUL – Jack Cheape completes the Scottish Garelochead March for Who Dares Cares


11 May 2017

Jack Cheape, Facilities Manager at CST Global, successfully completed his 12th, Scottish Garelochhead March (SGM) on 29th and 30th April, in aid of Who Dares Cares. The Scottish Garelochhead March (SGM) is a tough, military-based, 50-mile, road-marching event for military, cadet and civilian teams. It is organized by Who Dares Cares, a non-profit charity, set up by two former Scottish soldiers to support both soldiers and civilians suffering with PTSD.

The march is based out of Garelochhead Training Camp, a barrack facility on the West Coast of Scotland. It is an hour north of Glasgow, close to Loch Lomond, in an area famed for its natural beauty.

Jack served in the Scots Guards and has been a volunteer with the Territorial Army reserves, and with Glasgow & Lanarkshire Army cadets for 12 years. Jack explains, “The event is an army-style march, not a leisurely walk! It is tough and challenging, with participants timed out at elimination points along the route if they are too slow. We carry 12Kg packs, with water and food as extra, and must be prepared for the infamous Scottish climate, come rain or shine.

“We had 350 participants this year. The SGM is a recognized qualifying event for the world-famous Nijmegen 4 Day International March in the Netherlands, which has almost 50,000 participants. This meant, although most teams were coming from Scotland and the rest of the UK, we had international entries from America, Switzerland and Germany hoping to qualify. It all added to the excitement and competitive spirit of an exhausting, but exhilarating weekend.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored me, including many colleagues at CST Global.”

CST Global is proud to announce that the final sum raised by Jack for Who Dares Cares was £868.00.

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