Surrey 3 Peaks challenge ~ tackling Holmbury, Leith and Box hills in one day for charity
Thu Sep 27 00:00:00 BST 2012
- Start: Shere
- End: Shere
- Country: England
- County: Surrey
- Type: Mountainous
- Nearest pub: NULL
- Ordnance Survey: NULL
- Difficulty: Medium
A circular route from Shere back to Shere, taking in the peaks of Holmbury Hill, Leith Hill and Box Hill, the Surrey Care Trust's Surrey 3 Peaks marathon walk is an annual highlight
A circular route from Shere back to Shere, taking in the peaks of Holmbury Hill, Leith Hill and Box Hill, the Surrey Care Trusts Surrey 3 Peaks marathon walk is an annual highlight in September.
Launched in 2004, this challenging marathon of a sponsored walk through the glorious Surrey Hills raises money for the charitys life-changing work.
- The Surrey 3 Peaks will return on September 28, 2013 for its landmark 10th anniversary. Information about the event can be found at www.surrey3peaks.info.
Highlights from Surrey 3 Peaks 2012
Luke and Kate Nunneley, from Wimbledon, completed both the Surrey 3 Peaks walk on Saturday September 15 and the London to Brighton cycle ride the following day - both in aid of the Surrey Care Trust.
Their weekend of daunting physical challenge actually occurred through accident rather than by design when they were persuaded by friends (their big group of friends taking part in the 3 Peaks walk is pictured above) to participate in both events, not realising that they fell on the same weekend.
The Surrey 3 Peaks was sponsored for the second consecutive year by local company Broanmain Plastics. Wilf Davis, managing director of Broanmain, was present on the day to help oversee proceedings.
The Surrey Care Trust is a very good cause," said Wilf."Its very nice to give back to the community and to watch people enjoying the day, enjoying the walk and hopefully enjoying the benefits it brings to many, many young people and others.
Neil McLelland, local Dorking resident and chairman (from October) of the charitys Trustees completed his fourth Surrey 3 Peaks this year.
The money raised from the 3 Peaks walk makes an invaluable contribution to the charitys work with young people," said Neil."At our learning centres, for instance, we give second chances to vulnerable and often disaffected young people who have had a difficult start in life and education. Put simply, we aim to transform life chances.
The Surrey Care Trust, now celebrating its 30th year of helping those most in need throughout the county, wishes to give special thanks to the Surrey Scout Radio Team and Trident Sensors of Dunsfold, who kept track of the walkers throughout the day and ensured another year of three peaking ran to perfection.
Ronnie, 59, and Clare, 52, from Haselmere have now taken part in the Surrey 3 Peaks for a record five times, completing the marathon 26 mile walk on every occasion and raising nearly 5000 in sponsorship money for event organisers, the Surrey Care Trust.
Speaking on Saturday morning just before they departed to tackle three of Surreys highest vantage points, the couple were modest about their fantastic fundraising achievements but passionately endorsed the work of the Surrey Care Trust.
We love supporting such a fantastic local charity," said Ronnie."Its easy to see how the money raised is being spent and more importantly how it can impact upon the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.
Ed and Petra Brewer were the two youngest participants in this years Surrey 3 Peaks event. The family have only just moved into the Guildford area but showed great determination and willing to conquer all three of the Surrey peaks.
We wanted to get involved with something local," said the children's mother, Naomi. "We heard about this fantastic walk and we liked the look of the Surrey Care Trust and what it does.
Stephen, Mark and Rolo the dog, were the first participants to complete the 26 mile marathon course. Despite a fantastic time of just over eight hours, they hope to come back next year and better their time.
Paul Colonna, local Shere resident, was determined to complete the marathon length course after holding his friends coats at the first ever London Marathon on March 29, 1981.
Having always wanted to pit himself against the 3 Peaks and 26 gruelling miles, he made this dream a reality on Saturday September 15. Paul was keen to emphasise his satisfaction at being able to complete the challenge for local charity, the Surrey Care Trust.
Three representatives from Morrisons solicitors successfully completed the Surrey 3 Peaks walk organised by the Surrey Care Trust.
Departing from Shere Village Hall in the early hours of Saturday morning Mark Walker, Rob Mulvany and David Kingham embarked - along with 60 other eager participants - on the 26 mile hike across the countys rolling countryside.
LexisNexis continue to show their support for the Surrey Care Trust, as two representatives - Stuart Lovell and Andrew Bates - once again completed the Surrey 3 Peaks walk to raise funds for the charity.
We enjoy helping to raise money for local charities as well as the challenge of the 3 Peaks course, says Andrew.