Pink Dynamite team member, Colleen McVey, and Team Blackswan member, Kevin McVey, sadly lost their father, Mick, to cancer in 2012. Mr McVey was cared for at the hospital prior to losing his battle against the disease.
After revealing a total of £3419 had been raised from the event, which took place on August 24 and 25, Catriona said earlier this week: “We had an amazing time. A lot of us faced some fears head on but the girls were amazing – you have to tackle Tough Mudder as a team, that is the spirit of the event.
“We helped and supported each other and laughed our way though the ice, electric shocks and mud – it might not sound like fun, but it was!
“Team Blackswan did amazingly well, finishing the course in two hours and 20 minutes, smashing their time from last year.
“We would like to thank everyone who has helped us with our training and supported us in raising this money for the hospital.”
Lynsey Isles was to have taken part in the event but had to pull out after injuring her leg a week before competitors took to the start line on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Catriona continued: “We want to thank her as she trained and pushed us from the start. Everyone would also like to thank Noel McNally, from Temple Martial Arts, for putting us through our paces.”
Betty McVey, Mr McVey’s widow, said: “I would like to thank all of the family and friends who took part in the 12-and-a-half-mile Tough Mudder challenge, and sponsors who have generously donated towards the Cottage Hospital.
“These guys did absolutely fantastic and have managed to raise a whopping £3419 for the hospital in memory of my husband, who sadly passed away in June last year.
“I would also like to say a big thank you to the staff at the Cottage who have made sad times a lot easier for the local people of Blairgowrie – you are all caring angels sent to help and care for our local community.”
Team Blackswan raised approximately £2000 for Help for Heroes after completing the event last year.
A team from Blairgowrie Rugby Club also took part this year.