Go Ape Three Peaks Yacht Race 2016


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Go Ape Three Peaks Yacht Race

Go Ape Three Peaks Yacht Race 2016

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It’s official, our Go Ape team have conquered the Three Peaks Yacht Race! 

After setting sail on Saturday 11th June the team have been battling their way against their fellow competitors, the elements and shall we say, a few technical troubles…all to cross the finish line at 6:30am Thursday 16th June.

The monumental journey encompassed 389 miles of sailing, 72 miles of running and 18 miles of cycling and took our tremendous tribe approx. four days and 16 hours to complete.

We’re amazingly proud of Jerome Mayhew, Paul Love-Williams and Tris Mayhew for successfully sailing 62 sea miles from Barmouth to Caernarfon, 100 sea miles from Caernarfon to Whitehaven and a further staggering 227 sea miles from Whitehaven to Fort William – as well a few stops in between.

Let’s not forget the other heroes from one of the UK’s toughest endurance races, the devoted runners, Ed Smith and Mick Rimmer. 

We have been in awe of their perseverance as they’ve charged up the three highest peaks in Wales, England and Scotland. The stalwart runners not only had to experience hours upon hours of rumbling around in the cabin whilst at sea (an encounter I’m told that is much like spinning around in a washing machine!), they also had to adapt to ever-changing timescales, which meant running through the night…

Arriving at the final peak, Ben Nevis, at around midnight Ed and Mick ran through the early hours to cross the finish line at 6:30am, much to the joy of the team and everyone at Go Ape. Combining the distance of Mt. Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis their running efforts equated to running three marathons in as many days across some of the trickiest terrain the UK has to offer.

And all on behalf of the Outward Bound Trust Charity. The OBT are an educational charity that uses the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life by running adventurous and challenging outdoor learning programmes that equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life.

For every £200 we raise together another young person from a disadvantaged background will be able to experience the challenge of an Outward Bound course with potentially life changing results. Find out more about what the Trust does at www.outwardbound.org.uk

So please dig deep and support our endurance racers, as they gave their all in this grueling challenge.

Recent donors

11.07.16 Many congratulations, fantastic achievement for a very worthwhile cause

05.07.16 Very well done!

28.06.16 Huge congrats to you all..particularly to Tris! Awesome effort!

27.06.16 Tristram, Well done. A great charity to raise money for and a tough challenge to undertake to do so.

27.06.16 Good effort !!! Great charity

23.06.16 With congratulations from Bond Dickinson LLP!

22.06.16 Well done Team "Go Ape" Great Job !!

21.06.16 Congratluations team - great effort!

21.06.16 Congratulations to the team on completing such a great adventure.

20.06.16 Amazing stuff, Jerome. Hope all went well. Lots of love from all the Meads xx


17.06.16 Fantastic effort guys

16.06.16 Fantastic. Well done

16.06.16 Congratulations to the whole team in completed this amazing challenge.

15.06.16 Good luck Team! Best, Robin

15.06.16 I am filled with admiration

15.06.16 Good luck to you all. What an amazing challenge. Love from the Hogan family


15.06.16 Go Ape go!

15.06.16 Not finished yet?!

15.06.16 Sorry its late...what's your excuse..get a move on you lot!



15.06.16 I look forward to hearing all the details. Hope you have an exciting but safe adventure.

14.06.16 Good luck Rome!


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