A SPECIAL edition of the last Scottish Rugby Official Podcast of 2021 has been dedicated to Doddie Aid 2022.

Chris Paterson, Rachel Malcolm and Jamie McMillan were joined by Glasgow Warriors Managing Director, Al Kellock; former Scotland captains, Greig Laidlaw and Rob Wainwright and sports broadcaster, Eilidh Barbour to discuss the annual event.

Doddie Aid is a mass participation event, encouraging people to get active in January and raise funds to help find a cure to Motor Neuron Disease.

The event splits participants into five districts, with the winning district being the one which covers the furthest distance over the duration of the event. Last year, participants covered enough miles to circumnavigate the world 87 times.

It was founded by former Scotland captain and British and Irish Lion, Wainwright and raised a staggering £1m in January 2021, with 22,000 people taking part.

The South’s team co-captain Laidlaw said: “I’m taking charge of team south this year. Last year over £1m was raised which was absolutely awesome and that’s obviously the main reason behind it all. It’s also about having fun and connecting with people at this difficult time, so get your mates signed up.

“Sammy Kinghorn has signed up on-board as co-captain with myself and she is going too help us out and bring in a few helpers. We are lucky to have her on board and she will be racking up the miles as well so we are super excited to be involved in the south.

Those taking part can claim a free team snood, by simply downloading the Doddie Aid app and signing up to a district by making a donation.

Miles can be logged via the app - gallop, run, cycle, swim, dance, hop, skip, row, roll – any form of exercise counts.

And excitingly, this year, participants can compete against family, teammates and colleagues with the new leagues feature.

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