As you may well know the TW team are planning on tackling The Yorkshire Three Peaks on Saturday 14th September. They will start and finish this circular walk at the Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, aiming to complete all three peaks in only 12 hours.
This is no easy challenge and we have a great team taking part. Some of the team have let us know why they have decided to take part in this gruelling challenge;
Stuart Caney – Lead Walker
Why you are taking part this year – I enjoy the challenge every year, the team building, the laughs and raising money for a great cause.
Your training – Not enough! – A short walk with Tom Simpson last weekend.
What are you looking forward to about the walk – I am hoping that Alistair Ferris takes another tumble in his new walking boots.
Tom Simpson – Lead Walker
Why you are taking part this year – To raise money for a great charity.
Your training – One 10 mile walk to Foxton Locks.
What are you looking forward to about the walk – A glass of bubbly in the hot tub after the hard miles have been done.
Phil Hinde – 4th Charity Challenge
Why you are taking part this year – I try and take part in every challenge that TW do as they are always very rewarding and raise money and awareness for the fantastic charities that are chosen each year.
Your training – I haven’t done any specific training for the walk, however on a very recent holiday I ended up covering a lot of walking distance doing touristy things in several cities and went on a few steep hikes in national forests in the USA and Canada – some unplanned training that will hopefully prove to be very useful!
What are you looking forward to about the walk – I am looking forward to the picturesque views most – so let’s hope for good weather!
James Yarnall – 2nd Charity Challenge
Why you are taking part this year – I am taking part in this year’s challenge as it is rewarding to raise money for the chosen charity of the year. It is a great way to spread awareness of the local charities as they do amazing things.
Your training – I have decided to challenge myself even further by not doing any specific training for the walk. However I like to take part in sports so hopefully this will be good enough for my fitness!
What are you looking forward to about the walk – I am looking forward to seeing the aesthetic views along the way and challenging myself in another years challenge!
Brook Lucas – 4th Charity Challenge
Why you are taking part this year – I am taking part this year as I really enjoy both the mental and physical challenge of completing these walks and I like to test my limits!
Your training – I have not done any training as I like to keep myself fresh for the challenge.
What are you looking forward to about the walk – I am most looking forward to the scenic views along the way.
Thank you so much if you have already made a donation.
The money we raise will be donated to our charity of the year, Bodie Hodges Foundation. To find out more about them you can look at our previous blog here or visit their website https://www.bodiehodgesfoundation.co.uk/
It would be great if you could show the team some support and donate, no matter how small or large, please visit our total giving page https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/TorrWaterfield1
Thanks from all the Team.