They did it! Our seven teams of intrepid trekkers all managed to complete their challenge last weekend. News is still coming in, but we have some great travellers’ tales to share with you. First up, let’s see how some of the teams looked on the day…
Luckily for our intrepid 26 walkers the forecast thundery downpours held off for most of the day. This was especially good as the walk turned out to be… not 27 miles, nor 29, but 32.5! That’s quite a challenge for 12 hours along the flat, never mind taking the very hilly Brecon Beacons into account!
As you can see Lynn Henshaw brought her lovely dog Saffi along to accompany her and Tom Sheehy on their trek – that’s a very long walkies!
Mark Silver (team Cake Walk) said:
“It certainly was no cake walk! The climb to the top of Pen y Fan was challenging for even the most experienced trekkers, but the view from the top made it all worthwhile. We were blessed with perfect walking weather, until the heavens opened two miles from the finish line – where there was champagne and, of course, cake!”
Natasha Sewley (Team West @ WMS) added:
“Taking part in TrekFest was amazing, exhausting and emotional – it was a fantastic opportunity to raise money for a great local charity.”
A magnificent £7,500 has been raised so far for the 9 charities the teams supported with their efforts, thus making all those miles, mud and stiles very worthwhile. This amount is bound to rise as your donations come in, so look out for our fundraising update and slideshow coming very soon 🙂