Our Snowdon Challengers have now returned from their weekend of activity with a lot of aching muscles and nearly £1,800 raised for Children in Need.

The team of 12 women included Queen's mums and members of school staff. Their mission was to cycle a hilly 19km route to their start point at the base of Snowdon, climb more than 3,500ft to the peak via the Snowdon Ranger path and return to the lake to undertake a shorter kayak challenge.

The bike ride threw up some steep climbs and exhilarating descents on both track and road and the team were grateful for their gear training advice, which was put into practice.

The climb was a real test of endurance. Some found it easier than others but it was gruelling at times for everyone - particularly on the steep climbs near the top. 

Despite a healthy quota of knee issues, the descent went without a hitch and the whole group arrived at the bottom together.

A short walk later and they were picking up kayaks for a quick lesson and a race to decide who was first in the showers on their return to the accommodation. Unsurprisingly this was won by Miss Glynn, Head of Sport at the Senior School, with Headmistress Mrs Clark not far behind!

The planned party afterwards was a little subdued as the excitement and relief were replaced with fatigue and aching limbs. However the group plans to meet up again soon to relive it all!

Well done ladies!

The team are still raising money for Children in Need, Click here to support them.

 

 

Post date: 19th September 2016