‘TRekkers’ Complete the Three Peaks Challenge!
TR Fastenings goes extra mile to support the intrepid team
Five adventurous employees from TR Fastenings have completed the famous Three Peaks Challenge and raised over £4,000 for Cancer Research UK – double the team’s original target.
The ‘TRekkers’, who work in the sales and purchasing departments at the company’s headquarters in Uckfield, East Sussex, scaled Snowden in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland in an impressive 31 hours and found the experience extremely tough but immensely rewarding.
One of the Trekkers, Ross Delmon, commented, “The Three Peaks is the most physically enduring challenge I have ever put this poor body of mine through. The emotions and exhaustion of climbing the three highest peaks in the UK in a certain timeframe is enough to make your mind boggle, but it’s the lack of sleep and having to drag your body out of a cramped minibus to climb yet another mountain that personally, I found very hard!”
The team would like to thank all those who have made a donation to their chosen charity, and in particular TR Fastenings, which provided suitable transport and generously donated £1,000. In addition, the team would like to offer its gratitude to the Uckfield & District Lions Club & and the Uckfield & District Darts League for their very kind donations of £100 each, Nestle for providing the bottled water, Russell Catering for the energy drinks, HB Ingredients for providing the chocolate and fellow employee Graham Morrison for all his tireless driving!
Geoff Budd, TR Fastenings’ European Managing Director and Trifast Director, adds, “We are extremely proud of all the TR guys who took part in this impressive feat. The Three Peaks is both a tough mental and physical challenge and their success is a reflection of their individual resilience and their ability to work together as a team. An incredible achievement. Well done from all of us at TR!”
TR Takes on the Three Peaks Challenge!
Five adventurous employees from TR Fastenings are gearing up to scale the UK’s three highest mountains this July, in a bid to raise £2,000 for Cancer Research UK.
‘The TRekkers’, who work in the sales, purchasing and the quality departments at the company’s headquarters in Uckfield, East Sussex and are aged between 24 and 52, will attempt to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales within a 48-hour period, which will require 27 miles of hiking and a combined ascent of 3,000 metres.
“We wanted to do a physical challenge as a team, and the Three Peaks Challenge looked ideal” comments Rob Hall, who will be accompanied by colleagues Steve Wallis, Daniel Reardon, Ross Delmon and Nick Hardstone, plus Andy Dawes who will be the driving the TRekkers during the 1,400 miles total round trip. Rob adds, “We aim to be the first TR team to complete the challenge but hopefully not the last!”
TR Fastenings is supporting the intrepid adventurers by providing suitable transport and also matching any donations up to £1,000.
The staff will begin their gruelling challenge on Friday 22nd July. Donations are much appreciated.
Read below for their training updates leading up to the challenge!
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The 3 Peaks Challenge - The Countdown Begins!
The TRekkers are just days away from starting the Three Peaks Challenge. The training has gone well, the kit is purchased and the TRekkers are all fired up and ready to start.
The team would like to thank all those who have made a donation to their chosen charity, Cancer Research UK. The guys have managed to raise an impressive £1,865 so far, however there is still plenty of time for additional donations to be made, so please dig deep and donate via their Just Giving page. TR Fastenings is supporting the intrepid adventurers by providing suitable transport and also matching any donations up to £1,000.
The TRekkers team would also like say a big thank you to both the Uckfield & District Lions Club & and the Uckfield & District Darts League for their very kind donations of £100 each. In addition, the team would like to offer its gratitude to Nestle for providing the bottled water, Russell Catering for the energy drinks and HB Ingredients for providing the chocolate.
Breaking news – Due to circumstances beyond his control, Andy Dawes has sadly had to drop out of his driving responsibilities, so we welcome Graham Morrison to the team.
Training Update - 12.05.16
In the last 10 days, the team have completed a combined; 16 gym sessions, 53 road miles cycled, 8 road miles ran, 6 games of squash and 3 games of football!
Training Update - 25.04.16
A tough but successful 16 mile hike completed by the TR Trekkers at the weekend. Only 12 weeks now until the challenge starts!
Click here to visit their JustGiving page for some of the latest photos.
Training Update - 18.04.16
Check out the photo below of the team modelling their new T-shirts.
The current temperature on Ben Nevis -6 degrees Celsius. Lets hope the weather warms up before July!
Training Update - 30.03.16
With the weather warming up and training intensifying, the TRekkers successfully completed a 10 mile hike across the South Downs way.
With Ben Nevis being 5 miles up and 5 miles down, this is great preparation for the 1st part of the upcoming challenge.
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