Peaks & Troughs

Twelve months ago, a team of Lancashire businesses embarked on the National 3 peaks challenge to conquer the peaks within 24 hours. (Sept 15 England Scotland & Wales). The team raised £1833.56 for the Fire Fighters Charity – a provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire fighters, fire personnel and their families. And I was thrilled to be a part of it..

Taking on the challenge was a huge deal for me both physically and mentally, with the physical training came the thoughts of whether I was ready for the commitment. But commit I did, and I learnt more about myself than I thought when I faced injury and disappointment.

I was two peaks down when injury struck coming down Scafell pike in the pouring rain so grudgingly I had to abandon the third peak. So I learnt to deal with the disappointment along with the elation I felt for my team and I remained steadfast that one day I would complete the journey.

Twelve months later, I am proud to say that I finally got there and climbed Snowden on 8th October 2016. And it felt great even if it was twelve months later and I’m proud of my patience!

Big shout out to the team:-

Guide, Organiser, leader – Craig Rawsthorne – Peaks n Troughs

Paul Aisthorpe, Organiser & chief motivator – Imaginative Coaching  

Janet Marsden, Weighing Scales Ltd, Nelson

John Gannon, Weighing Scales Ltd, Nelson

David Riley, A White Room, Colne

Mike Dixon, Allied Lighting, Preston

Greg West,

And a massive thanks to my friend Charlotte who shared the final peak with me. It was worth the wait!

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