Three Peaks Challenge. Hitting the heights to aid charity

One of my most exciting meetings this week was with a local fitness coach and personal trainer who has a big challenge ahead of him.

Members of the G.I. Joe Personal Training fitness family from Llanelli are taking on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge next weekend. This will involve walking up (and back down!) Cadair Idris, Snowdon and Pen y Fan in 12 hours or less.

The cumulative totals of distances are mind-boggling –  2864m (9397 ft.) of ascent and descent and about 35km (20miles) of walking plus 180 miles of driving . . . all in some of the most remote landscape in Wales.

Let’s hope the Welsh weather is kind to them!

The team are raising much needed funds for the local charity, Week on The Street.

There are local people from all walks of life and fitness levels taking part, but leading them on this challenge are instructors Joe Williams and Gareth Evans, both of whom have already climbed Snowdon at the start of March in some very poor conditions.

I’m exhausted just thinking about it.Good luck, guys!  I’m right behind you…..well, in spirit anyway!