From 23-27 May, Eric Mytton and his good friend Dom Kelly took on the amazing challenge of running the iconic West Highland Way in Scotland in support of Cure Parkinson’s and The MS Trust, two charities close to both of their hearts.

After taking up running in lockdown, both Eric and Dom caught the running bug, leading them to make the decision to take on the beautiful running trail through the Scottish Highlands. This jaw-dropping challenge meant covering an astounding distance of 96 miles and 10,000 ft of elevation in just four days.

Unfortunately, due to a knee injury in the weeks leading up to the event, Dom was unable to run alongside Eric for most of the challenge. Instead, he chose to cycle most of the distance, meaning the pair could still finish the challenge together on 27 May at Fort William, with their close family and friends waiting to congratulate them on their amazing achievement.

Eric and Dom chose to support both The MS Trust and Cure Parkinson’s as Eric’s mother is living with Multiple Sclerosis, and his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s last year.

All at Cure Parkinson’s would like to say a big thank you to both Eric and Dom, who have not only smashed their challenge, but have raised over £6,300 for their two chosen charities. Thank you both so much, we are blown away by your fundraising efforts.

If you would like to read more about Eric and Dom’s fundraising story, please visit their fundraising page.

If you’re feeling inspired and would like to fundraise for Cure Parkinson’s, take a look at our events page to find your next challenge!

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