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Rugby legend reaches for different boots in hike for heroes

Posted 2 September 2010
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A former Scotland rugby union captain is swapping rugby boots for walking boots as he prepares to take on a 29-mile trek to raise money for armed forces veterans and rugby players forced to give up the game through injury.

Ian McLauchlan - nicknamed Mighty Mouse in his playing days - attended an event in Edinburgh to highlight the Hearts and Heroes Challenge, held on May 14th next year, starting at Arthur's Seat in the Scottish capital and stretching for 29 miles along the Southern Upland Way.

He is a director of the Hearts and Balls charity, which aims to help former players who have suffered life-changing injuries.

The Southern Upland Way will be one of the attractions visitors may enjoy in the Borders Walking Festival, which will start on September 4th and will feature the attractions of the area around the Tweed Valley and towns such as Peebles, Selkirk and Innerleithen.

Posted by Brandon Egley
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