Lands End to John O'Groats Record Attempt Aug 2019

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Christina Mackenzie is a Scottish athlete born and raised in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. She is a fully committed endurance athlete with an innate belief that “anything is possible” which sums up perfectly the current challenge that she has set herself.

She is the current holder of the British women’s VTTA 24hr Time Trial record and has a proven and impressive track record in even the most extreme endurance events. Christina has leading performances in Ironman, The Celtman (Scotland’s extreme triathlon) and Ireland’s ultimate 24hr endurance challenge The Race Donegal.

Her courage, commitment and experience now lead her to an attempt to break the female world record to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LeJOG).

The Challenge -

Registered to start from 1st August 2019


To attempt the fastest journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats by bicycle for a female
▪ Total distance of 839 miles
▪ Current record held by Lynne (Taylor) Biddulph @ 52h 45 mins 11 seconds set in 2002
▪ Registered record attempt with Roads Records Association (RRA) 
▪ Supported by 3 vehicles, 6 core support crew and 4 RRA officials.

Christina has dedicated everything to training and preparing for this attempt over the last year, all whilst holding down a full time job.  She is a real role model to young, (and not so young), people, encouraging so many to engage in cycling and offering advice and encouragement wherever she can. Christina is out to prove that anything is possible and everyone should always realise their own potential to the full.
In order to achieve this record the logistics involved cannot be underestimated and require money to put the necessary support and assistance in place. A cost analysis has been completed by Christina and her support team and we are looking to raise £6500 to ensure Christina has everything needed for the professional and safe approach the challenge requires. This will cover only essential costs relating to the challenge including transport, accommodation, officials expenses and other necessary spend. We are therefore asking for your support to make this happen.

This is a strictly non-profit making venture and any monies raised over the required spend to ensure a professional and safe attempt will be donated to our chosen charity Cancer Research UK, The Cancer Research UK Committee in Lewis was established in 1975 and in the last 40 years have raised over £1.2 million pounds for Cancer Research.
 A sizeable donation has already been committed from SOS Group.  SOS Group, based in Gateshead, is an independent leader in providing organisations UK and abroad with printers, copiers, MFDs, Document Management Solutions and support services.  Further information on SOS Group can be found on their website 
www.sosgroup-ltd.co.uk  & their twitter page https://twitter.com/SOSGroupLtd

Christina’s record attempt and preparation can be followed via the following the twitter, facebook and Instagram accounts.




Records and Achievements

Christina’s achievements are significant and show a proven track record to take on the LeJOG record challenge.

▪ VTTA and SVTTA 24hr Time Trial Record Holder – 431 miles 
▪ SVTTA 12hr Record Holder – 256 miles
▪ Achieved coveted blue t-shirt in Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon
▪ First female in the Race Donegal Ireland’s 24hr ultimate endurance    
   race in 2014 & 2016
▪ Natwest International Island Games Bermuda 2013 medalist in
   Triathlon, Half Marathon & Time Trial.
▪ Qualified and raced the London Marathon in 2012, The Boston
   Marathon in 2013 & 2014.
▪ 6 times Ironman finisher.
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Thank you to everyone that has donated, we have been overwhelmed by all the support from people near and far.

As promised we have 3 prizes to give away, the names picked at random were:

David Macdonald - Charles Macleod’s black pudding hamper.

Jim Harris - Bottle of Harris Gin

Tam McGinn - Ishga gift set.

Congratulations everyone and thank you all once again.

We will update shortly the final amount raised to go to Cancer Research.
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Well the day of reckoning has arrived and the decision has been made it’s all systems go for a 0800 start tomorrow (Sunday 4 August) #LeJog2019 Thanks again for the continued support.

Live tracking available here.

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Win an amazing Ishga gift set, kindly donated by Ishga Western Isles.

Ishga was born from a passion for beauty, science and seaweed.

A team of individuals from the Isle of Lewis, Malcolm a Scientist, Joanna his wife, a Beauty Therapist and Martin a seaweed expert, set out to create a results driven organic skincare range, which harnesses the natural anti-oxidants, healing and anti-ageing properties provided by the purest Scottish seaweed.

Read the rest of their story and view products here https://uk.ishga.com/pages/the-founders.
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Continuing with the generosity from our Island friends. Isle of Harris Distillers Ltd have kindly donated a bottle of their finest gin, we will pick a donators name at random to win this fabulous bottle
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