Extreme Lake District challenge raises money for Brathay
Two Cumbrian runners are attempting a 352km ultra-endurance challenge to raise money for Brathay and other local charities.
On July 22nd Kirk Wadsworth and Tim Jenner will begin their attempt of 'The Cumbrian', taking on three classic and gruelling Lake District challenges: The Bob Graham, The Frog Graham and The Fred Whitton. Each one of these challenges are tough, and competitors spend months, even years, training to complete just one. No one has ever tried to do all three back-to-back, until now. In less than 60 hours, the pair will attempt to run 170km across fells, swim across four lakes and cycle 180km across mountain passes, if completed they will have climbed the equivalent elevation of Everest… twice.
But, the challenge is only one part of the overall aim: to change people's lives. Kirk and Tim's goal is to raise at least £10,000 for three local charities: Brathay, Jigsaw Children's Hospice and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.
Kirk and I have been fortunate to grew up in the Lake District with access to these beautiful spaces, we’ve taken that for granted at times. We want to give as many young people as possible the opportunity to experience the Lake District, and to benefit from all the amazing work Brathay do across Cumbria and Yorkshire.
Money raised by The Cumbrian will go towards community programmes we run for disadvantaged young people in need, boosting their resilience, self-worth and wellbeing. Support Kirk and Tim on The Cumbrian 2022 with a donation, if everyone gives £3 (£1 per challenge) they will reach their goal. Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-cumbrian3
The Cumbrian starts on Friday 22nd July 6am at Moot Hall.