On 7 April 2007 William Harrison’s brother James Harrison died from pulmonary embolisms at the age of 20. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of his death, William wants to raise awareness of this condition. A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery; the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs. They are extremely rare among young people and therefore, often misdiagnosed.
James was friends with Tim Roney which is how the charity fundraising started before his and Karens sudden deaths in 2009.
The challenge involves a cycle from Lands’ End to John O’Groats, where we will then climb each of the national ‘three peaks’ to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge within the allotted 24 hours. We plan to complete the challenge in eleven days.
A total of 1,000 miles cycling and 27 miles of hiking has been approximated. This averagely equates to 3,100m climbing.
Day 1: Saturday 29/04/17
Lands’ End to Tavistock covering 89.8 mile 7,073ft
Day 2: Sunday 30/04/17
Travistock to Bristol covering 118.8 miles 8,108ft
Day 3: Monday 01/05/17 (bank holiday)
Bristol to Shrewsbury covering 108.3 miles 5,770ft
Day 4: Tuesday 02/05/17
Shrewsbury to Skipton covering 119.9 miles 6,745ft
Day 5: Wednesday 03/05/17
Skipton to Carlisle covering 111.5 miles 7,310ft
Day 6: Thursday 04/05/17
Carlisle to Dumbarton covering 112.7 miles 4,251ft
Day 7: Friday 05/05/17
Dumbarton to Fort William covering 114.4 miles 6,439ft
Day 8: Saturday 06/05/17
Fort William to Tain covering 95.6 miles 5,018ft
Day 9: Sunday 07/05/17
Tain to John O’Groats covering 85.1 miles 4,930ft
Leave John O’Groats for Ben Nevis Base camp where we begin the National Three Peaks Challenge
Day 10: 08/05/16
Scafell Pike and Snowdon climbs to complete the challenge
A total of 1,128 miles cycling and 27 miles of hiking has been approximated. This averagely equates to 3,100m climbing.