It seems 2016 is the year to get fit – with many of the team trying to get to the gym, getting fitbits to motivate them or simply trying to cut down on office treats.

To help us on this mission we had the bright idea to do the National Three Peaks Challenge. This means climbing the highest mountains of Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) and all within 24 hours to boot.

I have never even climbed one of these, let alone three in 24 hours but I managed to get (or should that be persuade?!) five of my Mustard colleagues on board (Richard, Gareth, Amy, Bronagh and the relative newbie Irina) to complete the challenge on Friday 1st July, where our other team members Bethan and Victoria have kindly offered to drive us circa 1,300 miles across three countries in a mini-bus.

Once the others were signed up, we collectively became The Mustard Mountaineers. Please don’t hate on us, we had to choose a group name to register the challenge!

Kinder Scout walk
We are doing this to get fit and challenge ourselves (both physically and mentally) but more than that we doing it for a worthy cause – we are raising money for The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust who provide a variety of programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.

Although it’s an extremely scary task at hand (some of us have even been having nightmares!) knowing that we are raising money for CAFT is a huge motivator and hopefully we will be able to complete the challenge.

Training is well underway come rain or shine, some more than others (you know who are!), so expect more updates over the coming weeks and see how we are getting on.

If you would like to sponsor us and donate to this great cause then it would be greatly appreciated. 

If you have any thoughts on this or want to offer any words of motivation then get me on Twitter  #National3PeaksChallenge