Hard As Stone Challenge

Last year 6 people took part in the first Hard as Stone Challenge. They swam across Buttermere Lake (1/2 mile), cycled up Honister Pass (4 miles) and walked up Dale Head (2,500 ft), all in the beautiful setting of Buttermere in the Lake District of Cumbria. In doing so they rose a healthy £1,700 for there chosen charity the Forget Me Not Trust.


Jason Fretwell & Andy Clements of AO Smith Water heaters along with Adrian Andrew of Andrew
Pipework Services Ltd
will be taking part in this years Triathlon event on the 4th September 2010.




This donate button will take you to a webpage for PayPal donations under the name of Adrian Andrew (Gary Barton’s Brother-in-law)

The event proved so successful that everyone agreed they would like to do another challenge, so here we are…..

THIS YEAR

This year we have expanded the event to give more people a chance to join in so …..

Our Chosen Charities this year are:-

  • The Forget-Me-Not-Trust who are raising money for a children’s hospice in south Yorkshire
     
  • The Gary Barton Memorial Trust who are raising money for the Talbot Butler Cancer Ward at Northampton General Hospital and the Cawthorne Ward at the Danetree Hospital in Daventry

We are staging 3 different challenges (you only take part in one) all to run side by side on the same day.

OFF ROAD CYCLE CHALLENGE (20 MILES)

Langdale to Borrowdale OR

8 PEAK MOUNTAIN WALK (15 miles)

A Buttermere round including Robinson’s, Hindsgarth, Dale Head, Haystack’s (Wainright’s favourite), High Stile and Red Pike OR

TRIATHLON STYLE EVENT (EXTENDED FOR 2010)

Swim the lake (approx 1/2 a mile)
Cycle Honister Pass (approx 4 miles all uphill)
Fell Walk (approx 8 miles)

TRIATHLON STYLE EVENT

Welcome to Buttermere Lake….

The lake is approximately ½ a mile wide is 60ft deep and very cold, one local was quoted as saying “its not exactly cold just Bracing!”

This is the first part of the challenge, to swim across from Burtness Wood to Dale Garth campsite where we will be given the chance of a warm drink before getting on our bikes for the next part of the challenge.

   

HONISTER PASS

A winding staircase of a road, mountains on both sides and home to more than one or two sheep it’s only about 4 miles but it’s a constant climb and when you reach the slate mine it’s time to trade your bike for your walking boots

 

   

FELL WALK

We will be walking approximately 8 miles of some of the most stunning terrain this country has to offer. New for this year the extended walk takes in 4 peaks including Haystacks Wainright’s favourite mountain.

This picture is taken from the hills we will be walking on...

   

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