A team of surveyors from Yorkshire has succeeded in completing a grueling 100K hike across the Yorkshire Dales in 28 hours.
The Trailtrekker Challenge, run by Oxfam, was taken on by Paul Beckett and Chris Hartnell from Carter Jonas, James Hartley from Pullans and Craig Gooddy from Ryden.
The team aptly named ‘Plodding Mad’ came 42nd out of 86 teams that were successful in completing the Gold (100k) distance.
A total of 350 teams took part in the event with Oxfam hoping to raise around £1million which will help dramatically with the crisis in Syria where over 1 million refugees have fled the ongoing violence.
2013 is the fifth year of the Trailtrekker Challenge being held in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Paul Beckett said:
“It’s difficult to say we enjoyed the challenge, but during some of the hardest parts we were spurred on by knowing we were helping to raise funds for Oxfam, undoubtedly a great cause.”
Chris Hartnell said:
“One hundred kilometers in 28 hours was really tough but I’m really proud of how well we did – to complete the event in the time we did is a fantastic personal achievement. We’re now looking forward to a well-earned rest!”
For further information, visit www.justgiving.com/plodding-mad or www.carterjonas.co.uk