Mum and daughter team complete Scotland’s toughest endurance event

Amanda and Rosi Digne-Malcolm
Amanda and Rosi Digne-Malcolm

A mother and daughter team have raised more than £1,000 for vulnerable children by completing a four-stage endurance challenge.

Amanda Digne-Malcolm, 50, and her 22-year-old daughter Rosi Digne-Malcolm swam, kayaked, hiked and biked through the Scottish Highlands on Saturday and finished in a time of 16 hours 17 minutes.

The pair, who live in Little Horwood, joined more than 300 other quadrathletes for the event which will help feed starving children in Malawi and Liberia as well as educating thousands of marginalised girls in Nepal.

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon is considered Scotland’s toughest one-day endurance event and to stop the clock, participants slice a watermelon in half with a sword.

Across nine months, the Bucks pair who competed under the name of Never A Dull Moment, learned to kayak on Willen Lake and swam regularly at Box End Park.

But they have now raised £1,127 for Mercy Corps and Mary’s Meals with a 0.8-mile swim, a 16-mile hike, a seven-mile kayak and a 34-mile cycle.

Amanda said: “We’re both so proud of how far we’ve come, all the hours of hard work have finally paid off.

“We’re delighted to have supported such great charities to tackle hunger and poverty in hot spots around the world.”

You can still add to the pair’s fundraising amount here.