A Journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step

3 Peaks, 2 Legs and a Bike - June 2007 3 Peaks 1 June

My fund raising plan for Headway - the brain injury association for 2007 was to do the 3 Peaks challenge but not in the 24 hours that most people do, but all under my own power. Run up and over Snowdon, cycle to The Lake District, run over Scafell, cycle to Scotland and run over Ben Nevis.

My planning through it's various stages from my conceptual plan to an initial plan, which became my actual plan. There is also some training information.

The table below outlines what I did each day. Click the date to see that day's diary.

The actual route followed is now on these maps, the planned route can be found on my planning pages.

Day 1 2 June

  • Run over Snowdon via the Snowdon Ranger path to Pen-Y-Pass
  • Cycle to Chester
  • Distance 12k 141k

    Day 2 3 June

  • Cycle to Lancaster
  • Distance 131k

    Day 3 4 June

  • Cycle to the Lake District (Wast Water)
  • Run over Scafell and into Borrowdale
  • Distance 134k 13k

    Day 4 5 June

  • Cycle to Lanark, Glasgow
  • Distance 195k

    Day 5 6 June

  • Cycle to Bridge of Orchy
  • Distance 192k

    Day 6 7 June

  • Cycle to Fort William
  • Run up and down Ben Nevis
  • Distance 65k 13k

    Thanks for the support I received from all the people who assisted especially to Janet for her major role in keeping me going.


    Janet Korsak - support team leader/coordinator for the 6 days.
    Chris Conory - Completed the first 2 days with me until forced to retire.
    Mike Porter - running over Snowdon with Chris and I.
    Charles and Petra Dexter - Charles assisted our cycling into Chester, they also provided accomodation and food on 2nd June.
    Simon Milward-Hopkins - guided us from Warrington to Preston and provided us with a meal at his house.
    Paul and Nicky Smith - accomodation and food on 3rd June and cycle escort out of Lancaster.
    Sue Hewitt - provided support team assistance at Seatoller on 4th June.
    Howard Papworth - provided a 'tow' for about 40 miles in Scotland.

    A thanks to my sponsors as well, without their help this would not have been possible in the 6 months I had to prepare for it.


    Johns Bikes
    Running Bath
    Melksham Cycles

    Also to the following campsite who donated their fees to Headway;
    Silver-Birches Snowdonia
    Seatoller Campsite At the foot of Honister Pass
    Clyde Valley Caravan Park Kirkfieldbank