In May 2014 four adventurous athletes will stand at the foot of Wales’ highest mountain ready to run to it’s summit and back down again. But this will only be the first part of a challenge that will then see them cycle to the foot of England’s and then Scotland’s highest mountains before running to the top of each one. A total distance of over 46 km of off road running and 677 km of cycling in one continuous event.
The four Challengers (Chrissie Wellington, Alex Prince, Marcus Mumford and Matt Edwards), all based in Bristol, have a good level of experience in more conventional endurance events, but this challenge is beyond what any of them have done before, and they are all too aware of what it will take to finish; good planning, strong legs and lungs, mental stamina, a comfortable saddle, plenty of cake and a great sense of humour!
This is a self-organised fundraising event. The team are doing it for the challenge, for the adventure, for fun, and to raise money and awareness for two exceptional charities: The Rainbow Trust, who support the families of terminally ill children in the UK; and Jole Rider, who run cycling development projects for children in the Gambia.
Snowdon Run Profile – 13km, 850m climbing
Bike Route from Snowdon to Great Langdale
Bike Route Profile from Snowdon to Great Langdale – 270km, 2470m climbing
Scafell Pike Run Route
Scafell Pike Run Profile – 17.5km, 1060m climbing.
Bike Route from Borrowdale to Glen Nevis
Bike Route Profile from Borrowdale to Glen Nevis – 407km, 4150m Climbing
Ben Nevis Run Route Profile – 16.2km, 1400m climbing