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5 Men and a Belly - 3 Peaks 2018

5 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hello and thank you for visiting our fund raising page. [/p][p]We are John, Karl, Mark, Alan and Scott (and now Stuart- see breaking news below) - a group of middle aged men still trying to convince ourselves, and all that will listen, that we've still got 'it'. As part of this ongoing quest we have set ourselves the challenge of the 24 hours National 3 Peaks Challenge over the days of 22nd and 23rd June 2018. We are being ably supported by our mate Martin who has not only organised our transport but will be taking on the arduous task as chief driver. If we can we would like to raise a bit of money to help support 2 very worthwhile charities Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzeimer's Research UK. Sadly, most of us will have been impacted in some way or another by the arbitrary impacts that cancer and alzheimer's can bring. If, with your support, we can help towards their work, then the odd blister and strained calf will have been well worth it. [/p][p]Just to show how serious our training is already you will no doubt be impressed by the cover photo of our recent trip to the gym........We've still got 'it'!! [/p][p]Update......Update......Update.....[/p][p][u]28 April 2018[/u] - The team less Mark (who was going somewhere called Barcelona..- "warm weather training" he said) but plus son of Alan - Will "The Mountain Goat" - set out on a planning and training jaunt to the top of Snowdon. Rest assured plenty of planning and training went on and no gin/wine/beer was drunk at all. We discovered a number of things 1. 3 T shirts, a blazer and a trench coat are not the right kind of layers to wear when walking up a mountain - see Big Al photo below. 2. There is still a little bit of work to do for some of the team in honing final fitness - see Big Al photo below. 3. There's no substitute for youth and lack of weight - thanks Will! 4. It's going to be a lot harder than we thought!! Below's photo's show us Alan helpfully pointing out where the top is (along with evidence for points 1 and 2 above) and the team, less your writer, enjoying a well earned rest - l-r - Will, Alan, Scott and Karl. Thanks for your support. The training continues...... [/p][p]Breaking news...... Breaking news......[/p][p][u]28 May 2018[/u] - following a very pleasant bank holiday BBQ at the home of Swanny (Scott) and a few glasses of 'brosecco', ex rugby team mate, Stuart Taylor, is joining the team. Welcome aboard Stu - 5 become 6![/p][p]Update...Update..[/p][p][u]20 June 2018[/u][/p][p]As Swanny excitedly said earlier today, 2 more sleeps and we're off. With all making final preparations, we just wanted to thank everyone for their support and quite unbelievable generosity. Our target of £500 has been absolutely smashed and at the time of writing we are just short of £2000! Amazing!! You've given us little choice now other than to crack on and get it done!! The bus leaves Rugby around 6.30am on Friday and all being well, we'll be setting off for Ben Nevis peak about 5pm that afternoon, hoping to finish somewhere around the same time Saturday evening at the base of Snowdon. See you all on the other side....... [/p][p]DONE!!!![/p][p]26 June 2016[/p][p]So. We are back at work, legs still aching continuing to reflect on our adventure. Sadly, we didn't manage to complete within in the 24 hours. Old knees and dodgy hips took their toll. However, the same old knees and dodgy hips still carried the whole team to all of the peaks - we all started together and we all finished together, completing in 26 hrs and 5 mins, with parts of the team quite surprising themselves with what they were able to achieve. A very special mention has to go to Martin Shaw, who sorted the minibus, the driving and the routing as well as putting up with all the rest of the team. Finally, thank you everyone again for your unbelievable support which without question provided that additional level of motivation when the going got tough and thanks to you we have raised, at the time of writing over £2500 PLUS gift aid. Brilliant!! [/p][p]Below are a few photos of the team as we made our way, one at the start, one at the finish and the 3 Peaks in between. Looking at the last photo bottom right the team is left to right - Karl Parkinson, John Cockerill, Scott Macswan, Martin Shaw, Stuart Taylor, Alan Raine and Mark Cooke. Enjoy....?[/p][p]PS - "The Belly" - to clear up what or who "the Belly" is. The Belly is a burden that, as middle aged men, we all have a carry, some greater than others. We will let you judge from the photos who amongst our team carries the greatest burden..........[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p] [/p]
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Jun 29, 2018

Jan and guy

Well done all of you

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 27, 2018


We knew you would crack it, well done all! Lots of love Dad, Julie and Charlie.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jun 27, 2018

Karen Smith

Well Done All !!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 26, 2018


Surrender the booty


Jun 26, 2018


Well done all - great achievement.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 26, 2018

Elizabeth MacLean

Rather you than me. .


Jun 26, 2018

Ric J

Well done karl.is this why you could not make the sportsman lunch.you were in training. Terrific achievement..ric and debs

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2018

Simon Lycett

Good work Karl!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 23, 2018

The Harding’s

OMG well done KPW. Amazing. Beer soon!!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 23, 2018

Angelica and James Parkhouse

Well done all - that looks incredibly hard work but very rewarding.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

John Cockerill

John Cockerill

Mark Cooke

Mark Cooke

Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor

Scott Macswan

Scott Macswan