It was my 40th Birthday back in January. To help make my 40th year as memorable as possible , my wife Becky signed both of us up for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge in May. To help keep us motivated into completing this challenge, we decided to do it for charity–we chose the Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust at Medway Hospital. This trust raises much needed funds to help both premature and sick babies. It’s close to our hearts as one of our twin sons, James, needed their care on the unit for the 1st week of his life back in 2014. The Yorkshire 3 Peaks route is 24 miles long and includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent! Scaling 3 peaks from the Pennine Range (Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Inglebrook), we aimed to complete it within 12 hours. It was bl**dy hard going and we were lucky enough to get some wonderful Yorkshire weather – warm sunshine followed by thunder, lightning and a hailstorm as we got towards the top of the last peak (so about 33 kms in!!), Despite the weather, we thoroughly enjoyed it and we were extremely chuffed to have reached the finishing line (the pub) in 9 hours 42 minutes.
We raised an incredible £1,794 for the ward which we are over the moon with.