Staff Help The Heroes
Team leader Tony Segalini's reports on the mammoth climb over the Three Yorkshire Peaks.
"Well the team did it again.
"Setting off at 6.10am, we made good time up Pen Y Ghent after an hour and 15 minutes of climbing. The weather was getting sunny and we thought we had a good day ahead. We tramped on across desolate moorland in fine spirits until we met up with Sarah Ashby (our support staff) at Checkpoint one (10.30am). Ever the host Sarah had plenty of cheer for the team and a hot brew.
"We set off in optimistic mood up Wernside, a long slog that saw us strung out but eventually making the summit. After a quick snack we descended down a steep path right in to the rain. So it was then a case of jackets on and heads down.
"Unfortunately the second checkpoint was very busy with traffic and we could not stay for long so it was a quick snack and then off again (1pm).
"The last peak Ingleborough was a tough one. In howling rain we moved off and strung out as folk negotiated a steep zig zag path. The team were cold and wet but kept going. Many were digging deep to get to that last summit.
"The descent was long and muddy with plenty of slippery limestone, just what you needed after 23 miles of slogging. Still, with aching limbs,wet feet but a warm heart, the team slogged back to the start point in groups. All made it within the 12 hour limit. (All in by 6pm).
"All in all it was a great team effort - with everyone giving 110 per cent effort. Special mention goes to Phil Woolley who was nursing an injury.
"Well done to everyone - I greatly enjoyed the company and the spirit. All proceeds will go towards the Help The Heroes Charity."
Tony 'Robot' Segalini
Alain 'Where is my bacon?' Stubbs
Phil 'Bog Man'Wooley
Dan 'Got to keep going' Arnold
Natasha ' True grit ' Dunstone
John ' Oh my God!' Atkinson
Dave 'If you don't mind I will keep going' Joseph
Alex ' Why am I doing this?' Franklin
James ' Not a real iphone' Aston
Amy 'Bogtrotter' Harris
Sarah 'Mum' Ashby