Artesia’s team demonstrates stamina in the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge

The team raised over £1000 for Wateraid by conquering the three peaks of the Yorkshire Dales, making it to the summits of  Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough mountains. This tough challenge covered 24 miles with an impressive 1650m elevation gain. The team ran to the final check point with bruised and blistered feet to complete the trail in under 12 hours.

Thank you so much to Water Aid, for a truly well organised and enjoyable event! We hope our efforts have played a part in your quest for clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone. Thank you to Jeremy Heath (SES Water) for organising the accommodation and the well deserved beer and BBQ, it was great to see so many water companies coming together, it’s nice to know the industry has so many determined individuals.

 

Here’s our favourite views capturing the beauty of the day:

 

Team work makes the dream work

Dene Marshallsay, Joe Sanders, Laura Nangreave, Sarah Rogerson and her partner, Tom Barker left the farms bunk house around 5am to start the challenge at 6am, just in time to see the sun peak over the top of our first mountain. We started the walk at a mighty pace, climbing to the top of Pen-y-ghent in an impressive time. The pace slowed as the sunstroke hit, and the mass scale of the challenge dawned on us. Slapping on the sun cream, the team powered through stopping only to bathe our feet in a stream and top up on vital water; we managed to drink our way through some 13 litres!

It’s never too late to donate. Just click on one of the team members names to find our Justgiving pages. #WAMC

One final big thank you for all the sponsorship received so far!

 

Artesia team at peak number 1- Pen-y-ghent

Artesia team at peak number 2- Great Whernside

Artesia team at peak number 3- Ingleborough