So….one or two people have been asking me
“what’s your next challenge?“
Well, I cant deny I had been thinking about a few ideas for a new, challenging adventure. The #3PeAksRun was a run into the unknown in the sense that i had no idea if my body would hold up to such intense multi day running and, indeed, just two days in I was almost convinced that it wouldn’t. But one of the points of this challenge was to push myself to see if I could go beyond what I thought I could do. More than one person suggested that I couldn’t pull it off but we never know what we are capable of unless we give it a go.
With that in mind I plan to attempt a bigger, tougher trial by mountain this summer –
Running the Summits – A jog over 180 English Mountains
(an attempt to summit every mountain in England as defined by the HEWITT classification of a mountain in England, Wales and Ireland)
It’s quite a leap from 3 mountains to 180 so this will be a real monster of a challenge and I dont mind admitting I’m channelling the fear on this one. Our diminutive mountains may lack a little in stature but they certainly pack the punch of far loftier peaks in terms of challenge. Even in summer conditions our mountains can possess huge difficulties with terrain, weather conditions and navigation. When I summited each of the 3PeAks, the conditions were far from ‘summerlike’, each one shrouded in mist and cloud and I struggled through poor visibility, high winds, rain and hail – imagine that 180 times!
I hope to raise further funds for the phenomenal work of our Mountain Rescue Teams and Search and Rescue Dog Association England as well as the double award winning volunteer manned charity, Fix the Fells. Though Mountain Rescue Team members would never refer to themselves as heroes the work they do must certainly be described as heroic not to mention the huge amount of commitment and sacrifice they make and the unwavering support from their families, friends and colleagues in order for them to carry out this work, and all for no financial reward. These highly skilled volunteers involved in Search and Rescue are called to a myriad of situations – lost, injured or disoriented walkers, climbers or runners, school groups, missing children, vulnerable people suffering from mental illness and depression, avalanche victims, flood or weather related rescue or downed aircraft to name but a few and the teams have certainly had a very busy winter.
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I look forward to seeing you on the trail ( virtual or actual)
Tina 😁 👣