Yorkshire Three Peaks – Conquered15 Jun 2015
Ow – I am hurting this morning. I was hurting yesterday and I expect I will be hurting for the rest of the week. (Actually, I’m not as bad as I thought I’d be…all those training walks must have done some good.)
If you’ve been on our website at any time over the last couple of months, you’ve probably heard that, as a company, we decided to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks in aid of the charity Papyrus.
We took our challenge on Saturday – and we did it! That’s right…31 of us climbed Pen-y-Ghent, 21 tackled Whernside, and 19 endured the trek up and down Inglebrough. Those numbers include the 17 who made it up all three…including Paul who managed it in under 10 hours!
All pain aside, it was a great day and we’ve raised more than £1,500 for Papyrus. We’ll be putting pictures up today on our Flickr page if you want to check those out.
As a company event, it was a fantastic team building exercise (emphasis on the exercise). Not only was a way for all of us to spend time together outside the office on a cloudy, but mostly dry day, out in the fresh air of the Yorkshire Dales, but, because it was such a physical activity, we all spent months and weeks focused on this single goal.
We talked about the training we thought we needed, the amount of food we were consuming, the blisters we developed, and how terrified we all were at the prospect of taking on this amazing challenge. Not to mention the fact that we organised several training walks and activities designed to get us all ready for the big day.
The great thing was, because we all had different fitness levels, we were able to encourage each other at different points of the walk. Although not originally designed or planned as a “team building exercise” I think it truly did bring us together as a team – we’re all sharing pain relief strategies this morning – and it was all for a really wonderful cause.
There’s still time to donate if you’d forgotten – we’ll be leaving our JustGiving page open for a few more days.
Although I originally hail from northern California, as soon as I arrived in Yorkshire I knew it was the place for me! At OpenCRM, I started out in the Business Development team, and then moved into compliance and Q&A because I love telling people what to do…ok, that’s not the real reason, but it makes for a good bio one-liner. When I’m not in the office, you can usually find me tramping through the dales, crafting, gardening, or with my nose in a book.