The 2nd Beith Guides were very privileged to be joined by Flt Lt Iain Anderson BSc (Hons) PgD, MMACP, MCSP, SRP.  Mr Anderson, local Beith boy, is a renowned Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapist working within the private hospital sector, as the team physiotherapist for our very own Beith Juniors and also in the RAF Reserves.  Due to his extremely busy work and family commitments, 2nd Beith Guides were extremely lucky that Mr Anderson made time to work with the girls on their Health & Lifestyle Badge.  Mr Anderson taught the girls lots of important information as they grow up regarding their posture, stature and then manual handling.  After a quiz compiled by Mr Anderson, he treated the girls to stories of his many marathons and Iron Man Events.  The girls were in amazement that the Iron Man Challenge consisted of a 2.4 mile swim (2 and a half times swim of Kilbirnie Loch), a 112 mile cycle (23 times cycling to Dalry) and then a 26 mile run (from Beith to Glasgow).  For the Iron Man events you have to complete it within 17 hours and Mr Anderson’s time since starting is now quicker than ever, his last time being 12 hours and 4 mins in Barcelona. 

Everyone at 2nd Beith Guides wish him luck for this year’s event in Mallorca.  After hearing about these exciting events, Mr Anderson put the girls through their paces with a mini Iron “Girl Guide” challenge.  They were invigorated and very competitive and even the leaders took part!  Mr Anderson treated the winning team of the night to a prize, and, as in the Tour de France, the rider who finishes last is accorded a distinction called the Lanterne Rouge and our very own team of girls enjoyed this accolade.