Challengers fiery leap into an icy Binnie’s bath

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A pair of snappers photographing MACC Challenge competitors added more than 500 images to s0cial media.

Official photographer, Raymond Hosie, buzzed round the nearly five mile obstacle course on his trail bike while Kenny Craig hiked round after the runners and some walkers tackling Saturday’s tough event.

The final obstacle this year was a jump across a pile a burning logs before splashing down into a shallow pond excavated by Alec Binnie.

Volunteers from Campbeltown firefighters made sure the fire was well stoked with wood. They were on hand with hoses in case runners needed any encouragement or found themselves on fire.

A number of Challengers commented on social media after the event. Here are some of the comments:

Aly MacPherson: ‘Was absolutely dreading this but loved it even though i am covered in bruises. Thanks to everyone involved.’

Holly Anderson: ‘2017, best challenge yet, already looking forward to next year.’

Tricia Howat: ‘Absolutely great day, big thanks to organisers you all did a fabulous job and the marshals were great, we will be back next year.

‘One of our team even won the free entry for next year so there is no excuse.’

Photographer Raymond Hosie said: ‘A wonderful job was done to create and host this unique event.

‘I have to say also, I was really impressed by the spirit shown by everyone all around the course, everyone was smiling, laughing and getting stuck in.

‘Well done to Fiona and all the volunteers for making this happen.’

From left: In Binnie’s Bath: Maryann Wylie, Rachel MacPhail, Ashleigh Conner and Neil John with a rubber duck symbolising Claire from Lochgilphead who has a chest infection. 25_c46Challenge69

A splashing time for Rachel MacPhail. 25_c46Challenge57

Out in front by a large margin Stuart Ireland was the first to leap the fire. 25_c46Challenge29

Campbeltown Grammar school teacher Greig Walker proves he is game for a laugh. 25_c46Challenge46

Shelley Marsh leads a group tackling the tyres obstacle. 25_c46Challenge23

Sandra Black and Sandra Mathieson look pretty cool on their warm-up. 25_c46Challenge09

Sylvia Johnson, Amy McCallum, Alexsandra Burke, Morbheinn McAllister and Iona McAllister were all smiles before the Challenge. 25_c46Challenge08

The first wave of Challengers. 25_c46Challenge04

Eileen McKinlay, Audrey Willan, Stephanie Brodie, Susan Gilchrist, Karen McFadzean, Gemma Willan and Lorraine Brodie narshalled and some of them competed too. 25_c46Challenge02

Sean Nicholson’s fiery leap. 25_c46Challenge27