The WR Three Peaks Challengers complete timed trial

With just two weeks to go, the WR Three Peaks Challengers complete timed trials

On the 25th August 2017, a team of 19 from Whittingham Riddell will be taking on the immense Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Kidney Research UK. Within a 24-hour window, they will first scale Ben Nevis (10.5 miles), then travel to Scafell Pike (9.5 miles) before finally conquering Snowdon (7.5 miles).

Within the 24 hour window, the team is required to complete all three peaks and travel between, so they need to be quick and nimble to take on this gruelling challenge. In preparation, they have been scaling a number of local hilltops and mountains, including; The Longmynd, Cardoc & Lawley, Rodney’s Pillar, The Wrekin and Cadair Idris and most recently conducted time trials at Snowden.  

At the time trial on the 6th August, all challengers were required to prove they could beat Snowdon in less than 4 hours and thankfully all completed on time!  Snowdon is the final of the peaks and will be the most challenging, albeit the shortest distance. The quickest time was achieved by Partner, Simon Baker in 2 hours 43 minutes, with the final team member completing in 3 hours 45 minutes.

The team has a deadline of 5 hours for Ben Nevis, 4 Hours for Scafell Pike and 4 hours for Snowden with the rest will be taken up by traveling. This demanding challenge is sure to be tiring, but with the only rest time available during traveling, the team are guaranteed to also find it mentally demanding.

Phil Lane, Managing Partner at Whittingham Riddell will be supporting the challenge as one the designated driver's comments: "When the team first approached me about the firm taking part in this challenge I thought they were crazy, but I am thrilled with their determination and commitment over the past months. They have given up their evenings and weekends to go on practice walks and I look forward to seeing them complete the challenge on the 26th August. We are all hoping that the weather (and traffic!) will be kind to us and that we can raise money for a worthy charity close to our hearts."

The History:

In 2010, a group of WR employees had first attempted to complete the Three Peaks Challenge. Unfortunately, they stumbled at the final hurdle as bad weather conditions had doomed their journey at Scafell Pike and the challenge was called off for all competitors. 7 years on and with a grudge to settle, the Whittingham Riddell team will return to defeat the Three Peaks.

The Charity:

All sponsorship raised by the team will be donated to Kidney Research UK.

Our reason:

Kidney Research is a charity close to our hearts, as Tom Downes, a Director based in our Estates team in Shrewsbury had a Kidney transplant this summer. It is because of the great work by charities like Kidney Research and Tom’s determination that Tom is now on the road to recovery. Tom took part in the 2010 challenge.

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Introducing the WR team:

  • Adam Rogers
  • Andrew Rawlings
  • Bethany Thomas
  • Charlotte Allsopp
  • David Hall
  • Hannah Jones
  • James Mosedale
  • Jane Rasquinha
  • Jenny Francis
  • Lee Davies
  • Lee Powell
  • Natalie Waters
  • Nick Turner
  • Ross Hermiston
  • Sam Allen
  • Simon Baker
  • Stuart Jones
  • Jo Preece
  • Tim Taylor

Practice makes perfect!

Here are just a few photos from the team's practice walks:

  

  

 

 

 

 

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