Cairngorm Challenge (No-indexed)

On six consecutive days from 25 September to the 6 October Iain McKenzie, Chief Operations Officer at UK wide Mattioli Woods will take on a fundraiser that most would deem extreme and certainly not for your average athlete.


Iain Running
Why the British Heart Foundation?

Iain is not afraid of a challenge, having previously completed the Northwest challenge which is 500 miles of cycling and undertaking Iron man training in Tenby – but what makes this different of course is that he will be running in aid of making breakthroughs for the British Heart Foundation.

His response to why for the British Heart Foundation – ‘everyone has a heart but because you can't see it, it often gets overlooked – it's the last thing folk think about. You just expect it to keep going. Everyone has been touched at some point by heart disease in their life- whether - personally, or with family/friends.’ 


The route
The challenge

Running a staggering 165.5 miles through the remote terrain of the Cairngorm Mountains in North Scotland, Iain himself admits that even by his own standards this will take him completely out of his comfort zone. Whilst part of the route has been cycled, it’s not a route that has ever been recorded as being completed on foot and certainly not the full distance.

A fundraiser that British Heart Foundation will see the benefits from for years to come

Many set out on a challenge like this because of a charity, but Iain is in that very small group of people who would do this because they love to push through the pain barrier, testing their own personal limits and pain tolerances for the immense personal sense of achievement.  With this there is an opportunity to match his passion with a bigger cause, and one that will not only give himself a personal best – but create a fundraiser that British Heart Foundation will see the benefits from for years to come.

Mattioli Woods invite you to support Iain in this ground-breaking fundraiser for British Heart Foundation – to give as little or as much as you can via this page (Link to JustGiving).

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Iain's training log

Below you will be able to see some clips showcasing Iain's intense training in preparation for this challenge.

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