A team of Garmin staff have completed the Nine Lakes Challenge, mountain biking and hiking in the trails and mountains of the Lake District, for Children in Need.
The event had various challenges to suit different ability and fitness levels. The "black" challenge was a gruelling 50km bike and hike into the Langdale Pikes in the Lake District reaching nine lakes in nine hours with 1,800 metres of ascent en route. The "red" and "blue" challenges of 40km and 30km respectively were equally demanding, as was the 20km hike only option.
Gosia Zawadzka from Accounts, Becci Starr and Will Taylor from I.T. and Mark Sammut from Customer Care took part in different challenges during the day, combining hiking and biking.
So far they’ve raised nearly £1000.
Will Taylor says “It was an incredible day, but exhausting and definitely challenging. It was a privilege to take part and raise money for such a good cause.”
Team Garmin still need donations - https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/ninelakeschallenge2014
Here are some Garmin Connect stats from the event:
Garmin Edge 810
Time: – 1 hour 59 minutes
Distance: - 16.94 miles
Elevation Gain: - 2080ft
Connect Activity: - http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/487829890
Time: - 4 hours 16 minutes
Distance: - 5.77 miles
Elevation Gain: - 1700ft
Connect Activity: - http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/488852451
Well done to all those who took part!