Kenny Motion: The Kilted Golfer

Many of our Edinburgh walkers will have encountered Kenny Motion, the Kilted Golfer, at some point during their walk this September, find out more about Kenny, his clubs and why he was taking Big Steps for Marie Curie Edinburgh.

Kenny was fundraising through the Kiltwalk for Marie Curie, a cause that is very close to his heart.

Kenny: “I have done a few things over the last couple of years for Marie Curie as I lost both my Parents to Cancer a few years ago now and my younger sister who was only 53 when she passed away just 3 years ago also had Cancer.

“Just now my older brother is really unwell, fighting cancer and has been for 3 years now.

“So this cause and the service Marie Curie staff provide means a lot to me.

“It’s not just the nurses who do amazing work but all the volunteers who help out in all the centres and provide support for all the patients.

“That’s means a lot to the families of these patients.”

Last year Kenny and his clubs took on a Big Stroll, this year he upped his game and took on a 26 mile Mighty Stride.

Kenny after he and his clubs had made it the full 26 miles.
Kenny after he and his clubs had made it the full 26 miles.

“I certainly had to do a lot more training this year than I did last year, and to be honest the last 3 miles was the hardest bit of the walk and seeing that post saying 1 mile to go was the best thing ever!

“I completed the walk in 7 hours 30 minutes which even to me was amazing.”

Most of you won’t be surprised to find out that Kenny’s highlight of the day was crossing the line after 26 long miles.

Kenny: “I know this will be the same as most folk but crossing the line and walking back into Murrayfield Stadium was the best feeling ever and of course having that first bottle of beer was great!

The sign that saved the day.
The sign that saved the day.

“I believe this has never been done before and believe me I will never do this again, but there might be something else in the horizon who knows?”

Kenny would like to thank his fellow walkers for their words of support on the route, as well as his friends and family who supported him and his fundraising.

“I would just like to thank everyone who helped me on the way and called all types of names which in a way made me laugh, mad was the most common!.

“The fans from the Jewel Miners Club who were out in their numbers at the 10 mile to go Pit Stop with the posters and banners of support and of course all my friends and family and all the members of Liberton Golf Club who donated loads of money to Marie Curie.”