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The 100 Peaks Challenge Team's fundraising

Karl Rushen

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On the 23rd May 2017 a Challenge Team will embark on a life defining journey. The Goal is Simple, the Task, Monumental, the Reason, Inspirational....... 

The 100 Peaks Challenge was created as a tribute to Lloyd (Lloydy) Newell, to support ABF The Soldiers Charity and Support Our Paras. Lloyd was KIA June 2011, serving with 22 SAS when he was killed. He spent the vast majority of his career in Colchester with 216 Royal Signals, before transferring to EOD and then back to Colchester and the Parachute Regiment after passing Pathfinder selection.

The Challenge takes place starting from Inverness in Scotland on 23.05.17 (the day Lloydy deployed on his last tour) and finishes on Pen Y Fan on 16.06.17 (the day he was killed).

The Challenge is to run (TAB) 100 Peaks in the UK, all above 610m (2000ft) - approx. 43 in Scotland, 1 on the Isle of Man, 30 in England (The Lake District) and 26 in Wales (Snowdonia & The Brecon Beacons). The Challenge will begin in Scotland on 23 May 2017, before heading across to the Isle of Man, crossing the Irish Sea in sea kayaks. We will cross the Irish Sea for a second time back to the Isle of Whithorn to then cycle on to The Lakes. The final leg in Wales will begin in Snowdonia and culminate with cycling from Capel Curig to the Vrecon Beacons finishing with the 'Fan Dance' at the summit of Pen Y Fan.

The Challenge is a genuine attempt at something quite epic. It encompasses three disciplines that are demanding enough on their own, but are then thrown together in an extreme triathlon. This, with the logistics of attempting to summit 100 Peaks in 4 countries in 25 days, means it's a first.

It's quite possibly the most demanding endurance Challenge ever staged in the UK (given the logisitics and timescale).

In the 25 days the team will run and cycle (and attempt 2 crossings of the Irish Sea) close to 1500 miles, with an average elevation gain of 10,000ft a day, therefore equivalent to 9 ascents of Mount Everest during the course of the Challenge.

The Challenges simple goal is to create a legacy in Lloydys name and raise a minimum of £100,000.00 for the two charities.

The Team to take on the FULL Challenge will be: 

Scott Wealthall, Paul Southernwood, Caria Ammerlaan & Karl Rushen.

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Laura McLellan, Bas Kuiper, Barry Jones, Kertrina Jones, Martin Ledgeway, Barrie Williams, Christine Cranham, Matt Walby, Ian Ford, Charlotte Glass, Jay Prior, Philip Gibbs, Dean Guidera, Fiona Care, Adam Sutherland, Liam Gibbons, Caroline Rushen, Jenny Nicholson, James Chinnock, Dave Hansford, Gadge Grocott, Lisa Jones, Kate Horgan, Kim Treece, Jamie Horgan, John Nicholson, Jonathan Dando, Max Lebmeier, Tim Donati-Ford, Maria Onofrejoua, Neil Anderson, Matthew Lawson & Andrew Heller. 


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By supporting The 100 Peaks Challenge you are directly supporting ABF The Soldiers Charity and Support our Paras. All funds raised go straight to the Charities via Virgin Money Giving; nothing is taken from the Fundraising Effort for the Challenge Operating Costs.

Your donations really will make a difference to people's lives and help make this Challenge a success. Furthermore, you have helped us celebrate true heroes, and given hope to those that need it through the charities we are supporting. This is Lloydy’s legacy, thank you for helping us make it a reality.

We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

16.08.17 Good luck super woman Julie with the 200miles this weekend. You'll smash it xx

06.08.17 Well done, amazing achievement!

25.07.17 An amazing feat of endurance and resilience and it was a privilege to be a small part of it. Inspirational on so many fronts.

22.07.17 Well done guys and girls ! Amazing achievement. Karl, your a truly amazing man and I'm sure your brother is very proud


18.07.17 Sponsorship

06.07.17 Well done Guys, great cause, Great Effort!

01.07.17 Fantastic achievement, you should be proud of what you've accomplished!xx

01.07.17 Donations collected during the 100 Peaks challenge.

01.07.17 Jonathan Jons Morgan offline sponsorship handed to me on the 16 June 2017. Well done Jonathan.

30.06.17 Well done to everyone who was involved in this. You're an inspiration Karl, you should be very proud x

30.06.17 You are amazing! Congratulations Karl and team - what an incredible achievement.

27.06.17 Incredible achievement - huge congratulations again to all of you.

26.06.17 Awesome achievement for a great cause. Well done!

25.06.17 Well Done Karl

24.06.17 Well done on completing The 100 Peaks Challenge. Awesome Karl.

23.06.17 The kids have been following on FB mate and asking about how you got on so this is from them xxxx

23.06.17 Karl, you and your team are truly amazing and such an inspiration to us all. Lloyd would be so proud of you and your efforts! Love from Jill, Luke and Brooke xxx

22.06.17 Although after a near death RTC that left me disabled, I kept my promise and made it with my son beside me all the way to the top and back down again, I achieved this by training my mind full of positive energy and it worked. And now for my second promise

22.06.17 Bloody well done the lot of you! That was an off the chart challenge and the achievement of a lifetime.

21.06.17 Unbelievable. Well done.

19.06.17 Great effort by all

19.06.17 Well done on a magnificent achievement.

18.06.17 Well done Karl and the rest of the team completing the challenge your all heros,love Unc and Aunty.

17.06.17 Moving story and tribute. So happy to give to such a worthy cause.


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