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The Selkie Race – Training Update

8th June 2021

As previously mentioned, this year, we are going to sponsor a remarkable young man who is going to continuously run, cycle and swim the length of the Outer Hebrides (184 miles) to raise funds for the Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust. James Armour is a passionate believer in climate change – he has a degree on the subject from Copenhagen University to prove it – and the effects that it is having on wildlife around the planet.

We want to keep you updated on his training progress as he prepares for the start of his fundraising race at the end of July.

He recently swam from the Isle of Skye to the Isle of Raasay which was a distance of 4 km. James told us that it was a slightly longer swim than he anticipated and while 2 km was in ideal conditions, the remaining 2 km was quite choppy.  Here’s the evidence!


Safety briefing before the swim


About halfway across


Safely beached in Raasay


We’ll keep you posted on James’s training and fundraising progress too which you can contribute to at any time on his fundraising page.