The challengers all travelled up to Burnley on Friday 15th June 2012 for an early start the following morning, up at 5.15am they then travelled to Horton, the start of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Setting off at 7.00am, target time for challengers was under 12 hrs. They soon realised from the start that they were not going to be blessed with clear skies and sunshine, as they had on previous challenge walks.
At the start, looking up at Pen-y-ghent was a mass of thick dark clouds and it was raining, but as they were to find out this was nothing compared to the torrential rain on the top of all the three peaks. They tried with no avail to keep their feet dry to avoid blisters, but as they had to walk through streams and the sludge of peaty bogs this was an impossible task.
The challengers spread out on route, but achieved amazing times between 8 and 10.5 hours. Although they were all soaked to the skin, they all agreed it was worth all the hard work and effort to complete the challenge for Megan.
The total raised for this challenge is £7120.00 and is for Macmillan Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
We would like to thank Jeff and Val of Arc Fabrications for donating the minibus, also Dave and Lisa Flux for donating the fuel.
To read more about this challenge and what was involved please click here.