Jim Montgomerie BCAv
Jim trained as a boxer from the age of 5 and had just turned professional when his close friend died during the British Bantamweight title fight. He turned his back on boxing following the death but needed to keep active. Instead, he decided to run ultra-marathons from London, New York, Rio de Janiero, Sydney, the Sahara Desert, North Pole, South Pole and the Great Wall of China, raising money for charity. Jim ran the length of the UK, in 11 days, 16 hours and 25 minutes and is known as ‘The Running Kilt’, running for charities since 2003.
He started The IMC Project, a Scottish charity with the purpose to provide relief to those in need no matter what age, health, disability, financial hardship or any other disadvantage, the project is open to all. The immediate objective is to provide a new community boxing gym and fitness facility which will relieve the conditions of life and vulnerability of young people affected by crime, poverty, exclusion, isolation and lack of self-esteem or direction. In 2019 Jim became an Ambassador for White Ribbon Scotland, a charity dedicated ending violence against women. His pledge is to run 16 marathons in 16 days.