Hopefully you will be aware Jess, Sean, Howard, Claire and Guy (aka Miles for Wishes) will be running the National Three Peaks in relay, with the aim of breaking the 1981 record of 54hrs 39mins. This is an incredible time to beat and this challenge is going to be as much about logistics as it is running fast! That’s where you can come in – we have already recruited some members of support crew but we could do with more.
The challenge will start around 09:00 on Thursday 22 August, with the team travelling up the night before. All being well we anticipate completing the challenge on Saturday 24th August. The challenge is being run North to South, starting at Fort William and heading south from Ben Nevis, to Scafell Pike, Snowdon and finishing at Caernarfon Castle, North Wales.
We are looking for people to support in a number of ways –
Drivers / Co-pilots – we will be looking to run with two VW Transporter (or equivalent) vans to be used as crew buses for the runners, to provide spaces to sleep, eat and recover and importantly making sure the next runner is where he/she needs to be. This will be pivotal to our success, but also demanding, as the driver and co-pilot will share nearly 500 miles of driving over 3 days. A calm demeanour, navigational skills and good humour are essential.
Support crew – general support on the vans organising foods, drink, kit and general support to the runners and drivers.
Runners / cyclists – supporting the runners and helping to keep them motivated and running at the required pace we are hoping to have fellow runners or cyclists along side us. This will be particularly important for the night sections, when morale can dip.
Route markers / clearer – We anticipate the Peaks being busy, particularly Snowdon as it will be summer and a Bank Holiday weekend. Keeping pace on a busy road or mountain will be critical – having people with loud hailers to keep the paths as clear as possible will be helpful to ensure we can hit the summits quickly and avoid any accidents or congestion.
If you think you can help for any part of the challenge, whether its a few hours or all 3 days – we’d love to hear from you. The challenge is self supported in terms of funding so we can’t offer to pay you for your time, although we would love to be able to. I will ensure you take away a memento from the challenge as a small token of our appreciation. To discuss further, for more information or to put your name on the list to support – get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide;
- Your full name
- Mobile telephone number
- Email address
- Details of the support you are able to offer (role / days)
We look forward to hearing from you.