About the challenge
92Km across the whole of Scotland on a Stand Up Paddle Board, why not?!
On Saturday the 15th of September 2018 at 6.30am, Fred O'Nillon will set off from Fort William (West Scottish Highland) on a stand up paddle board (SUP) race board for the Great Glen Challenge through the Caledonian Canal connecting Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Ness to reach Inverness (Eastern Highland) on Sunday the 16th of September.
This will be split into two marathon sessions of 46km each and the plan is to paddle as hard and fast as possible making use of the wind and possibly large swell in the middle of the Lochs to propel him and his board at greater speed.
Further details on the challenge, including the route map, can be found here.
Who is Fred?
Fred, 38, is originally from France. He has been a resident of Guernsey for the last 5 years, during which he has found a passion for stand up paddle boarding. He describes it as 'the best way to enjoy that massive playground that surrounds our little island'.
Originally a surfer, Fred has developed a keen interest over the last year in paddling greater distances in the open ocean and recently completed The Round Guernsey Challenge.
This was an eye opener and highlighted the need for another accomplishment, which led to entering The Great Glen Challenge in order to raise funds for the Sarah Groves Foundation.
How can I make a donation?
Fred has set up a JustGiving page to raise funds for the Foundation here. Any donations, big or small, will be greatly appreciated.