Recipro Team to take on ‘three peaks’

posted 19.03.2012

Here at Recipro we are constantly striving to give back to the community but we have decided that this year we are going to go the extra mile (or 26) and walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks in support of a very worthwhile cause, Marie Curie. The walk is on June 30th and we would dearly welcome your support.

The Yorkshire three peaks is a 26 mile ramble across Yorkshires three highest peaks in a single day ? that?s over 5200 ft of ascent. If all goes to plan this should be about a 12 hour traverse. The entire Recipro team have volunteered to do the challenge in what I am sure will be a memorable team building experience.

Please also keep your eyes out for our fundraising progress and training updates. The first part of the challenge will be the Wirral Coastal Walk in May, which is a 15 mile stroll around our peninsula coastline.  This is just over a month before the ?Big One?, so will give us an opportunity to see how dangerously underprepared we are before a full on training regime in the run up to the event proper.

Marie Curie has 2,000 nurses in the UK and last year they worked for 1,200,000 hours caring for terminally ill patients, including half of all cancer patients who die at home. They also have nine hospices and are the biggest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS. In total, Marie Curie spends over £80 million a year on its charitable activities of providing care as well as on research and development. The figure is overwhelming, but so is the comfort that the money can provide.

So let?s introduce the heroic team taking on Yorkshires biggest peaks:

Les (the Boss) has a proven track record having completed the national three peaks challenge previously, the rest of the team will be looking to him to show us how its done.

Paul (the Youngster) commenced his training schedule already by refusing a lift to the pub, opting to walk instead. At 21 and the youngest in the team Paul should be racing up these peaks and be the first back to the pub at the end.

Lawrence (the Athlete) is a born athlete; previously a member of the Thames Valley Harriers athletic club with the likes of Linford Chrsitie and previously a UK civil service record holder, Lawrence is no slouch, now he needs to show he can cut it at a longer distance.

Brendon (the Survivor) is no stranger to the high mountains, having climbed Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia which stands at a whopping 4100 metres in height dwarfing the Yorkshire peaks. However, he also mentioned that he nearly died at the top after being abandoned by fellow climbers. Brendon we promise never to leave a fallen comrade behind.

Mike (the Navigator) like any typical man he won?t be asking for directions, but he won?t need to as his nickname is the ?Human Compass?. He will be leading the way and will not be forgiving of anyone slowing down the group!

Beckie (the Baker) will be bringing lots of healthy treats for the team to keep our strength up. She?s been doing Zumba for the past couple of months so should be shaking and shimmying her way to the top of the mountains.

To keep up with all our progress pleas check our just giving page which contains photos and updates as well as details on how to donate.

On behalf of Recipro and Marie Curie we thank you for all your support!

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