Team Leanne challenge starts tomorrow

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Tomorrow moring (Friday) at 8am, Team Leanne start out on this challenge of walking from South Harris to the Butt of Lewis via the Westside Circular…NON-STOP!

They hope to complete their challenge at around 5pm on Saturday, and they have now built up their stamina and fitness levels to a point where they are all ready just to ‘go for it’.

It’s going to be really interesting to see how they all prepare for this mentally because it’s is going to be HUGE. And they are just so keen for people to join in with them, whether it is for one mile, five miles, or even more. That could well be their biggest encouragement and the key to success.

The approximate timings for Team Leanne passing through villages and communities are set now as follows:

Depart Quidinish – 8am; Leverburgh – 10am; Horgabost Campsite – 12.30pm; Tarbert – 4pm

Seaforth Head – 8pm; Balallan – 10.30pm; Cameron Terrace – 1am; Garynahine – 4am

Carloway – 7am; Shawbost – 9am; Barvas Junction – 11.30am; Borve House Hotel – 2pm

Ness Hall – 4pm; Butt of Lewis – Between 5pm and 6pm.

A special Facebook page has also been started so that updates can be given on their progress every couple of hours. The Facebook page is called, 500miles4Leanne for The Leanne Fund, so please log on to it and ‘like’ it and make use of it to keep up with the ladies.

Updates will also be given through the Gazette website and Facebook page, as well as on the local radio stations. And you can sponsor Team Leanne at or why not simply meet them on the road with a donation.

Look out for them on the road on Friday and Saturday, and please be patient as there will be safety/support vehicles in the area they are walking in. These five ladies, Donna, Mina, Jimina, Chrisell and Chrisetta, would truly appreciate your support as they take on this challenge.

They are special…they are Team Leanne!