Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a challenging circuit walk, starting and finishing in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Taking the three highest peaks in Yorkshire, it is a long and demanding walk, with a total climb of 5200 feet.

Following the extremely successful National Three Peaks challenge last year, 42 employees from both Hull and Armitage sites came together on May 21st for the 2016 Yorkshire Three Peaks fundraising event. Typical British weather as it is provided torrential rain throughout the trek. The first to finish was Martin Arthur, completing in a fantastic 8 hours, with the last finishing in 13.5 hrs.

True British Weather

True British Weather

The youngest walker was Harvey age 10 years old, with his Grandad Jeff Henderson. Jeff, the eldest member of the team, works as an engineer in the Armitage Slip House has recently recovered from a Stroke. Debbie Chorlton, part of our warehouse team recently recovered from cancer herself. She decided she wanted to give a little bit back and completed the first two mountains, along with her daughter and husband. She will be returning next month to complete the final mountain.

Zoe Lambert, working within our HR function completed the challenge with her friend Grace Penrose who had sadly lost her sister to meningitis last year. Her sister Ellie was very active and sporty who encouraged the girls to participate in challenges like the Yorkshire Three Peaks, something neither of then thought they would do.

Managing Director Dave Barber commented “The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is incredibly tough and we’re enormously grateful that so many staff chose to do it and support our Armitage Thanks initiative. The team should be incredibly proud of their achievements with an estimated £4000 raised for our good causes from the day”.

Armitage Thanks is run by the Hey-Smile Foundation, operating under the registered charity number 1125856 on behalf of Armitage Shanks.For further information please contact: armitagethanks@idealstandard.com