A huge well done to members of the British Hardwoods Production Team who successfully conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge at the weekend. The gruelling walk includes the local peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough (plus all the bits in between). They completed the walk in just 11 hours - raising funds for the mental health charity "Mind".
The intrepid team - James, Ben, Steve, Jamie, John and Nick
Before the walk, Ben said:
". . . We are a group of normal men working manual jobs living normal lives. We spend all day every day together (well Monday-Friday) and are lucky enough to have the ability to chat and check in with each other, not everyone has that. We all know someone who has suffered in silence with mental health or have experienced this ourselves. We chose Mind because we want to increase awareness and spread the word that it is ok to not be ok. With this in mind we want to push ourselves to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks in under 12 hours . . ."
Well, they certainly achieved that. Some 50,000 steps later and the boys were home and dry, nursing aching limbs and blistered feet, all in aid of a very worthy cause. We are all very proud of their team effort and extremely impressed that they all made it into work today, footsore but ready to go.
If you would like to support their fundraising efforts for this very important charity, their JustGiving fundraising page can be found here >>