We all like a challenge at Mitton, and the tougher the better, so as part of our 2019 fundraising drive for Martin House Hospice an intrepid team of outdoor enthusiasts decided to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
The route is 24.5 miles (39.2kms) in total and demands 5200ft (1585m)of ascent, climbing the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, with a targeted completion time of under 12 hours. The scenery is dramatic, with the three peaks encircling the head of the River Ribble valley in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Team Mitton included 22 volunteers, and heartfelt congratulations go to Zac Fairbank, our fastest finisher, who clocked up an amazing time of nine hours and fifteen minutes. Respect too to Jonny Kaye, who bravely took part in the ice bucket challenge at the finish line!
We’re all still miraculously in one piece, albeit with a few additional blisters and aches and pains, and although not everyone actually completed the route, we still clocked up a very respectable £6,500.00 for the Hospice.
So who took part? Here’s a list of our Mitton heroes (in alphabetical order and not finishing times!):-
Haydn Baldwin, Helena Benn, Michael Bennett, Mark Brear, Jodie Brownhill, Kyle Doherty, Stewart Emmerson, Zac Fairbank, Dave Farrell, James Grace, Adam Greenwood, Jess Heslop, Sarah Hood, Sarah Ileyaf, Jonny Kaye, Ashleigh King, Ashley Knowles, Jodie Knowles, Jonny Knowles, Sam Shirley, Tom Simpson and Daniel Widdop.
And whilst we’re reporting on fundraising, a steady stream of office-based events like dress down days, football cards, penny lotto and cake selling continue to add to our total. Thanks to everyone who participated!