Last year we were very pleased to be approached by Walking With The Wounded to put a team forward for their brilliant 2016 Cumbrian Challenge.
“The Cumbrian Challenge is Walking With The Wounded’s fun and testing, flagship, annual fundraising event in the Lake District for teams of four – with every team that takes part supporting another wounded veteran back into work.”
Each team has to raise a minimum of £1000 and the money goes towards helping a wounded veteran get back into work.
To find out more about Walking With The Wounded please visit their website.
Our second in command, Suzanna, was very keen to take part and is the team leader for the event. Suzanna’s husband is a wounded veteran so this event is especially important for her. It did not take long to fill the other three places. Wenches Beverley, Tracey and Audrey make up the team with Tracey as the reserve. Everyone at Wenches In Trenches is very proud of them. The event takes place on 14th May 2016 and starts at Grasmere Sports Ground.
The ladies have chosen the ‘Tough’ route to complete. There are two other routes, ‘Peak’ and ‘Tougher’. All take in the beautiful and breathtaking scenery in and around Grasmere in the Lake District.
Their chosen route will take them on a 24km ( just under 15 miles) hike up the legendary fell run route out of Grasmere sports ground. They will loop round above Grasmere past the waterfalls to Easedale Tarn, up to the famous Langdale Pikes and scaling Harrison Stickle (736m). They will then drop along the Langdale Valley past Loughrigg back into Grasmere. The team have up to 10 hours to complete the route, but we are sure they will complete it a lot quicker.
The team have all started training to make sure they are in the best possible fitness for the event. We will keep you all updated with their progress. We wish them all the best for their training and the event itself.
If you wish to help our team reach – or even beat – their £1000 target then please go to their fundraising page and make a donation.
If you wish to challenge them by getting together your own team then head to the Walking With The Wounded, Cumbria Challenge website and register your team….entry does not close until 1st May!