+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15
General Chat Thread, Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in General; On the 12th July, I will be taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the ...
  1. #1

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,176
    Thank Post
    284
    Thanked 773 Times in 583 Posts
    Rep Power
    335

    Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

    On the 12th July, I will be taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, which provides support for children and young people with life shortening conditions and their families across Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield. You can find out more about the work of the hospice at Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

    The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a 24.5 mile hike taking in the three peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent, with a target of completing within 12 hours.

    So, tin rattling time I'd really appreciate any donations, large or small, you can donate through my fundraising page at Virgin Money Giving | Fundraising | Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge 2014.

    I've also got a proposition for any site sponsors on here, for a suitable donation I would wear one of your corporate t-shirts on the walk and put your logo on my sponsorship page, pm me if interested

    Thanks,

    Teejay

  2. #2

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,066
    Thank Post
    1,792
    Thanked 2,184 Times in 1,617 Posts
    Rep Power
    773
    Donation made. Good luck

  3. Thanks to elsiegee40 from:

    teejay (23rd June 2014)

  4. #3

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,176
    Thank Post
    284
    Thanked 773 Times in 583 Posts
    Rep Power
    335
    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Donation made. Good luck
    Thank you @Elsiegee

    Just got the newsletter through from Forget Me Not and they will be doubling the number of children and families they support this year. The work they do is absolutely awe inspiring, these are children who have a very short life expectancy and the care they get is incredible. They also provide amazing support for the parents and family as well.

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Keighley, West Yorks
    Posts
    324
    Thank Post
    51
    Thanked 49 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    21

    Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

    Friends of my technician did this last weekend. Well on track, completed first two, driving down (M6?). Huge accident, road closed and massive diversion. By the time they arrived, they had I think 2 hours left to do the last peak. Most gave up, but 2 of the fittest decided to RUN it - they succeeded and arrived back with minutes to spare, and promptly collapsed in a heap - mad!
    Last edited by howartp; 20th June 2014 at 11:38 PM.

  6. Thanks to howartp from:

    teejay (23rd June 2014)

  7. #5

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    294
    Thank Post
    136
    Thanked 44 Times in 39 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    I did the 3 Yorkshire Peaks this Saturday for Macmillan Cancer support and I can confirm it is very hard! @teejay i would recommend training for this, including very long walks and a lot of steps!
    If anyone would like to throw £1 my way (every little helps), I would be very grateful!
    https://www.justgiving.com/ManningsIT/

  8. Thanks to visioN from:

    teejay (23rd June 2014)

  9. #6

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,176
    Thank Post
    284
    Thanked 773 Times in 583 Posts
    Rep Power
    335
    Yep, been in training for a while now, going with a friend who has done it a couple of times, so not underestimating the difficulty. Well done on completing it

  10. Thanks to teejay from:

    visioN (23rd June 2014)

  11. #7

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,611
    Thank Post
    1,496
    Thanked 1,051 Times in 920 Posts
    Rep Power
    303
    Lovely part of the world, good luck to you My family home is at the bottom of Ingleborough Got many photos with it in the background

  12. Thanks to john from:

    teejay (23rd June 2014)

  13. #8

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,176
    Thank Post
    284
    Thanked 773 Times in 583 Posts
    Rep Power
    335
    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Lovely part of the world, good luck to you My family home is at the bottom of Ingleborough Got many photos with it in the background
    I'll pop in for a cuppa on my way round

  14. #9

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,611
    Thank Post
    1,496
    Thanked 1,051 Times in 920 Posts
    Rep Power
    303
    I'm sure my mum would oblige but I'll be back in London by then, I'm also sure she'd rent you the bed in the holiday cottage

  15. #10

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,176
    Thank Post
    284
    Thanked 773 Times in 583 Posts
    Rep Power
    335
    Well, all packed and ready to go, just waiting to finish work Start at 6:30am tomorrow, so hopefully be down by midnight!

  16. #11

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,066
    Thank Post
    1,792
    Thanked 2,184 Times in 1,617 Posts
    Rep Power
    773
    Good luck! I hope the weather is kind

  17. #12
    SiliconAlley_Sam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    515
    Thank Post
    186
    Thanked 103 Times in 80 Posts
    Rep Power
    51
    Eeeee good luck!

  18. #13

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,176
    Thank Post
    284
    Thanked 773 Times in 583 Posts
    Rep Power
    335
    Well, that didn't go quite to plan, managed 2 out of 3, I got cramp in my thighs after the first hill Pen-y-Ghent and it kept coming back, just about managed Whernside but couldn't get my legs to work to walk up Ingleborough so had to pull out :-(
    The temperature didn't help, it was blazing hot with absolutely no cloud cover for any respite. I'm planning to make another attempt to do it later in the summer or next year, really disappointed but I'm determined to crack this.

  19. #14

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,066
    Thank Post
    1,792
    Thanked 2,184 Times in 1,617 Posts
    Rep Power
    773
    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Well, that didn't go quite to plan, managed 2 out of 3, I got cramp in my thighs after the first hill Pen-y-Ghent and it kept coming back, just about managed Whernside but couldn't get my legs to work to walk up Ingleborough so had to pull out :-(
    The temperature didn't help, it was blazing hot with absolutely no cloud cover for any respite. I'm planning to make another attempt to do it later in the summer or next year, really disappointed but I'm determined to crack this.
    That's a shame. I have done all 3... separately... and they are not easy climbs. Good luck with the training for next year!

  20. #15

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    294
    Thank Post
    136
    Thanked 44 Times in 39 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    Good attempt @teejay, I'm sure you will do it next time - it is a hard challenge!
    Weather does play a very large part in something like this. You want the bogs to be dry but you don't want to be getting sun burnt too!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Excess Of Three Pin Power Supply Leads
    By DaveP in forum General Chat
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 21st May 2008, 10:08 AM
  2. ICT Technician - North Yorkshire
    By ticker in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 9th June 2006, 11:36 AM
  3. Yeah, yeah and the three bears
    By ITWombat in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 8th May 2006, 07:14 PM
  4. Challenge
    By SteveT in forum General Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 30th April 2006, 08:27 PM
  5. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 13th February 2006, 03:05 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •