AHDB team triumph at the Great Glen Challenge

Monday, 7 October 2019

The AHDB team took first place at this year’s Great Glen Challenge, which sees teams of four compete in individual events – mountain biking, running, walking and kayaking.

Head of Arable Knowledge Exchange Tim Isaacs, and Scotland Director Paul Flanagan were fastest in their individual events (kayaking and walking respectively), while Knowledge Transfer Manager Emily Pope and Knowledge Exchange Manager Chris Leslie also put in strong performances to help secure the trophy. The team were ably supported by Senior Marcomms Manager Sarah Hunter-Argyle who took on the role of team support driver.

Scotland Director, Paul Flanagan, says: “We came 17th last year when we did the Challenge for first time so we’ve made quite an improvement this time. I’m really proud of the team, and of course we are all absolutely delighted with the result!”

The team has raised over £1,000 for event organisers RSABI, the charity which provides emotional, practical and financial support to farmers in hardship in Scotland.