Raymond completes Celtman
Raymond completes the Celtman
A fast and fit Forth Valley College Facilities Fix-it team member took on one of the toughest endurance races to be held in Scotland recently.
Raymond Evenden (46) from Falkirk braved ‘horrendous weather’ to complete the ‘Celtman Challenge’ triathlon around Torridon, in the Northwest Highlands on Saturday 17 June in a time of 14 hours and 48 minutes. During the challenge Raymond completed a 3km open-water loch swim, a 202km cycle and a 42km run (both with a 2000m of climb).
With a long list of events already under his belt including the Ben Nevis challenge and running the 95 miles of the West Highland Way in 27 hours, Grangemouth Triathlon Club member Raymond, owes some of his fitness to his six-month training regime - including time spent in the FVC Stirling Campus gym.
“It was horrendous weather all day and it seemed that everything we did was into a headwind! But I feel great to do it and want to do it a again as I feel I can complete it in a much faster time. However, on saying that I felt great throughout the run and I could have done another 10 miles. It was the best I have ever felt at the end of a race.”