Scurry2Bridges Challenge

Fast and Curious run for SLA

Kumiko Samejima’s 1000th run is a day she will never forget.

On the 14th August 2021 she took part in the Scurry2Bridges Challenge, a mixed-terrain running relay connecting Dundee, St. Andrews and Edinburgh (100 miles) with teams of four running 4 stages (each 6.5-13.5 km) in rotation.

Six months before Kumiko formed a work-related female team called Fast and Curious with work colleagues Meg, Fernanda and Toni. They embarked on their strict training schedule and made the decision to make it a charity run promoting girl’s education in low-income countries.

On the day the weather was perfect and they reported that the scenery was astonishingly beautiful – a mix of sandy and rocky beaches, narrow trails, steep steps, woodlands and pavements through small towns. They all had great fun during the race and when not running, chatted with the other teams and cheered each other on at every exchange point.

Fast and Curious completed the Scurry2Bridges run in under 16 hours, finishing just before 10pm and were the second fastest female team! More importantly, they all enjoyed the whole experience and are now inspired to find other opportunities to run as a team in the future.

Thank you Fast and Curious from all of the SLA team for so far raising over £600 for SLA with donations still pouring in. These funds will help our projects in India continue their vital work empowering vulnerable children and young people in India. We are full of admiration for you all undertaking the ultimate test of teamwork, stamina and endurance running. Fingers crossed you inspire others to take on a challenge in aid of our work in the future.