In 1981 a team of 5 mean set the record for running the National Three Peaks as a non-stop relay – 470 miles covered in 54hrs 49mins – that is an incredible average of 7 minute miles. The runners took on the challenge starting at sea level in Fort William, Scotland before tackling the UK’s three highest peaks – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – before finishing at Caernarfon Castle in Wales.
38 years later that record still stands, a testament to just how hard this challenge is.
On the 22 of August 2019 a team of 5 ordinary runners, strangers brought together to find their extraordinary will set out to create a new mixed relay record and maybe, just maybe break a 38 year old record in the process.
5 runners – Sean Merryweather, Jessica Haney, Howard Crompton, Claire Hobson and Guy Stapleford (aka Miles for Wishes).
5 reasons WHY – the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre, Mind, Run 4 Cancer, Brain Tumour Research and Make-A-Wish UK.
Donate and support those causes here – https://www.gofundme.com/run-the-peaks
1 extraordinary challenge.
On the 22 of August 2019 #WeRunThePeaks