Now the final pennies have rolled in, the Mowden Chargers were extremely proud to present this ceremonial giant cheque to our friends at Herriot Hospice, after raising a grand total of £2,595.
The thought of rest, cakes and a tasty pint or 3 at the end propelled them round the famous 26miles in 11hrs 23mins. Plenty of encouragement, banter and massive support from the wider time were all crucial to overcoming challenges along the way and achieving their time goal of under 12 hours.
Luckily the full-face balaclavas went unused in the sun, but a fair wind, up at the summits, meant there was no taking the weather for granted!
Being able to raise so much for an outstanding local charity in Northallerton was extremely rewarding. Herriot have given tremendous support to a number of our employees and their families over the years and we wanted to give something back, as we have done in the past.
For all the photos of the day and the training slogs beforehand (!), please visit our Justgiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mowdenchargers-y3p
Roll on next year’s challenge…