The history of our challenge walks in words and pictures
Up to date financial details and other information about our fundraising activities
Annual financial details of the totals raised from our Walkers and Corporate Sponsors
Information about The Three Peaks Challenge Walk and the surrounding countryside
Information about The Chatsworth Challenge Walk, and the Chatsworth area.
Preparation, Hints & Tips
Handy tips and sound advice for tackling those demanding challenge walks
Some interesting features associated with our walks
Information about us and why we raise the sponsored funds
All the other bits we couldn’t fit in anywhere else
Celebrating 10 Years of Sponsored Fundraising
2003 to 2013
chatsworthchallenge.com and threepeakschallenge.com are organisers of sponsored challenge walks to raise money for the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund in support of nominated charities to fund cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
1. Pen-y-ghent Summit. On a misty morning many of the familiar faces can be seen (although not too clearly) on the summit of the first of the three peaks, Pen-y-Ghent. Even though the weather is distinctly
2. Checkpoint 2 - The Farm Shop
4. Steve Orme Walking Down Ingleborough
of the Pennines is Paul Slone who brought a team of nine based around his company, Universal Cooling in Blackburn. Paul later proved to be the top fundraiser for the 2005 walk, and brought in a staggering individual contribution.
2. Checkpoint 2 - The Farm Shop. At this check-point at Chapel-le-Dale walkers have the opportunity of taking refreshments at the Farm Tea Shop. Everything on offer by the friendly staff members is of good quality and at a reasonable price. Toilet facilities
‘ordinary’ it cannot dampen the enthusiasm on the faces of the twenty two captured here.The sixty-two walkers who took part
were partly swelled by a group who work for the Tameside Primary Care Trust based in Ashton-Under-Lyne. The party were organised by Darren & Kay Plant and made a very welcome contribution to the day. Darren and Kay had picked up the walk from the website, applied, walked and raised valuable sponsorship for the fund. Also from the Lancashire side
4. Steve Orme Walking Down Ingleborough. Here we see Steve Orme in the orange shirt striding out on the final leg down to the finishing line in Horton. He looks for the entire world like a man with the scent of beer in his nostrils. Taking a breather in the centre of the picture (red shirt and white hat) is Danny Fuga. Steve and Danny work together at GDL Air Systems in Hadfield, Glossop. Between them they managed to cajole a party of around nine to take part on the day. We hope their day out on the hills proved to be enjoyable, and we look forward to seeing them (and hopefully a few more of their work colleagues) in 2006. (GM)
are also available in the shop. During the winter months the shop reverts back to being a working barn. With the sun now shining the Support Team are in high spirits though we never really established why Wendy Lynskey was leaning at such a jaunty angle. (She always leans like that when she’s been drinking. Ed). Unfortunately her balancing did little to impress the frosty-faced spectator sitting on the bench to the left of the picture.
3. Ingleborough Summit. Six of us on the top of the third and last summit, Ingleborough. Three o'clock in the afternoon with the sun full on is when you find out if your carrying enough water. Seen from above, the shelter the walkers are sitting in is two walls in the shape of a cross. This arrangement allows walkers to keep out of the wind (or away from prying eyes) regardless of conditions. Although you can't actually spot them in this photo Glen Hall, in the white England cricket shirt decided to make the twenty-six mile slog even harder by doing it in steel toe capped pit boots. He was so sick of them by the end of the day that he left them outside the Fox & Hounds Pub in Batley at closing time and went home in bare feet. He obviously thought this was the last he'd see of them, but Vanessa Procter (fair hair and sunglasses) stashed them away and made a presentation of them at Glen's cricket club end of season dinner.
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Individual Walkers (No / £)
June 18th 2005
Our third walk complemented this year by a good turnout of individual walkers. Once again we fought against the differing weather conditions, but this is not unusual of course when walking the three peaks. However, as the day wore on, the weather became better,
and the smiles once again returned to the faces of the walkers. The 26 mile three peaks challenge is a grueling walk, and anything that can dampen the spirits often does, and so pleasant weather is always welcomed by our walkers. Gerard Mitchell once again provides his own brief account of the day out on the three peaks. (PL)
2005 Walk : Three Peaks Challenge
Text : Philip Lynskey : Gerard Mitchell :
Images : Gerard Mitchell
chatsworthchallenge.com are organisers of fund raising challenge walks in support of the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund to raise monies for nominated charities in support of cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
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Oh no, not again ...
“After two financially successful events it would have been easy to call it a day. I’m sure the walkers thought ‘Not again’, and wishing that I had! Unfortunately, whilst every year funded research is finding new ways of controlling cancer, it is still devastating people’s lives. How can I put my feet up and think I’ve done my bit now? “
From One of Our Charities
Oesophageal Patients Assc.
“The continued support and generosity of the friends and family of Dave and Frank is very important to our association, and will entirely run the Association with all costs for over a week”
Patient Support Manager