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
Pipework Services Ltd will be taking part in this years
Triathlon event on the 4th September 2010.
The event proved so successful that everyone agreed they would
like to do another challenge, so here we are…..
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
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
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.
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
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
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