15 Fit Rovers participants and staff members recently completed the 3 peaks challenge, to raise money for The Foundation.
The Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge consists of an ascent of 5,200ft and trekking 24 miles, taking on the peaks, named Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
Participants who took part in the challenge are all Fit Rovers veterans, having completed Fit Rovers courses in the past. All were provided with a specially designed 3 peaks t-shirt for the event, before departing the Eco-Power Stadium for the weekend.
The group set off at 7:20am on Saturday 28th May, from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to make their ascent to Ingleborough. Following the completion of the first peak, they headed straight to Whernside before completing Ingleborough as the final peak.
Everyone successfully completed the challenge and received their medal after reaching the finish point, with group 1 finishing in 12 hours and group 2 not far behind in just over 13.
Health and Wellbeing Officer, Phoebe Sneddon, said, “It was an amazing experience being a part of the group to complete the 3 peaks challenge.”
“Towards the end, it became tough, but everyone pushed each other through and we kept our spirits high.”
“I’m so proud of our Fit Rovers participants for completing the challenge. We’re ready to go again next year!”
Dave Haith, a Fit Rovers veteran, who was part of the group said: “I found it incredibly tough at times, but having everyone around me, lifted my spirits and spurred me on.”
“The feeling when you get to the end and complete it, makes you feel full of pride and achievement.”
“I’m so glad I decided to take on the challenge and can’t thank the staff enough for all their support on the day.”
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