Four runners take on the gruelling challenge of not only trekking the tallest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, but they will also run the distance between them.
The team who have called themselves, ‘Run the Peaks’ consist of Lori MacPherson (34), Andy Bentley (43), Chris Sutcliffe (39), and Mike Munro (31).
They will be raising funds for charities Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), they will donate to each of the three mountain rescue teams who cover Mount Snowdon in Wales (1085m); Scafell Pike in England (978m); and Ben Nevis (1345m).
Cardiac Risk in the Young has been chosen in memory of Hamish Ross, from Rogart, who died, aged 15, in 2019 of young sudden cardiac death. A memorial fund for Hamish has been set up by his parents along with CRY. The fund will pay for cardiac screening tests to be offered to young people in Sutherland.
The challenge will start from Mount Snowdon on Tuesday, August 30. They will be running a non-stop relay between each mountain, they expect to complete the trek over four to five days and nights. Each will run on average 140 miles and climb over 19,000ft.
From Mt Snowdon the runners will follow the Wales coastal path before heading north, via Scafell Pike, to Ben Nevis.
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More information can be found on the team’s website www.runthepeaks.co.uk
Click here to donate. The team hope to raise at least £10,000.