You may recall a recent post telling you that previous employee of Enable Ability, Sam Fisher, was going to take part in the 3 Peaks Yorkshire Challenge.
Well, after a gruelling few months of training, and a sprained ligament of the knee thrown into the mix, we are so pleased to say that Sam managed to fully complete the 24 mile walk- and in less than the allocated 12 hours too!
On what was one of the hottest days in the South this year, our thoughts turned to poor Sam who we thought might struggle with all that walking in the heat- however, he told me that in Yorkshire, the weather was quite the opposite!
“The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, is probably one of the toughest things I’ve done to date. We set off at 06:16hrs as a group of 20, of mixed ages, genders and fitness levels. By the end of the day the group had been reduced to 10.
The first peak, Ingleton was summited at 07:30hrs. Then there was a walk of around 6 miles to the next peak- Pen-Y-Ghent was summited at 11:08hrs.
Following this we had a long stretch of 11 miles across mixed terrain and summited the last peak, Whernside, at 16:13hrs, before a decent and final stretch of around 3 miles to the finish.
Four of us were trying to beat 11 hours total time, so we tried to run the last 0.5 miles. However it wasn’t meant to be, but despite just missing out on the 11 hour mark, we smashed the challenge’s mark of 12 hours, finishing in 11 hours 1 minute!
The weather was changeable through the day, and we had rain, fog, sun, gusts of up to 45mph in places. I was so pleased that we managed to complete the challenge. My legs were so sore afterwards and I had some blisters on my feet. I set a target of £300 to raise for Enable Ability, and I managed to hit this target which made all the hard work worth it!”
A huge congratulations to Sam and his friends who took part in this almighty challenge- you really should be so proud of yourselves!! Enable Ability are most grateful to you for raising such a fantastic amount for our services and the children and adults with disabilities who use them. We hope that by now, your feet have recovered!
Thank you so much Sam, from everyone here at Enable Ability!
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