Training for the Lake District Ultra Challenge Begins

Last week the Mirus Challengers ventured out to Caldecotte Lake in Milton Keynes to begin their water-side training for The Lake District Ultra Challenge on Sunday 3rd June 2012 .

The Mirus Challengers are taking part to raise money for Association of Young People with ME (AYME). http://www.ayme.org.uk/ and would very much welcome your support in reaching the target of £2000.00.

Any donations large or small will be gratefully received at http://www.justgiving.com/Mirus-Challenge

This week the team had their first Kayaking session.

Josh was the first to take a swim, but by the end of it most had shared water-time with the fish. Luckily the team have 3 more sessions to perfect their paddling.

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The gruelling itinerary on the day sees the Challengers:

  • Paddling the length of Ullswater from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding. 7.5 miles
  • Cycling from Glenridding over Kirkstone Pass to Hodge Close by Coniston. 18 miles
  • Undertaking a 120ft abseil
  • Cycling to the foot of Old Man Coniston. 5 miles
  • Ascending Old Man of Coniston
  • And a final open water swim in Coniston Water

That a lot of work for one day! Full details on the challenge can be found at: http://www.3challenges.co.uk/the-lake-district-ultra-challenge/

Keep up the good work Mirus!