June - Another month goes by,
and our Challenge draws ever nearer - 53 and a bit days to go today !
Competition for website
game domination is growing too - the battle between Poodle and Top Black
continues with Poodle just edging the challenger in both the Footballer's
Quiz and Blocker. There is a slightly sinister feel developing though - Top
Black has morphed into Poodle Killer ! We can tell the pressure is on .... !
On the puzzle front,
Ironman is the sole contender at the moment - other competitors can't find
all the pieces !! They are there, now rise up to the challenge.
- Some big decisions made today in our planning meeting - the details have
been emailed to the Team. Most important is some changes to the logistics
for the main event in July. Our Snowdon test run showed that we don't have
enough space on the minibuses for the amount of time we're going to be stuck
in them, so we've increased the number to 3.
3 minibuses means more
space, but also allows us to make some final changes to the Team. Craig
now becomes our third driver, and we have 3 new climbers joining us. Rob
Newton from Quadrant in Cambridge, Mark Pleasance from the Mail
Centre Engineers, and Simon Jackson from Haslingfield SPDO all join
the Team. Welcome to you all - you'll all be great, and will easily fit in
with all the other crazies in the Team !!
Our final, final team
now looks like this:
Chris Welsh, Lynn
McGhee, Tim Blake, Paul Blacktop, Steve Ratcliff, Peter
Reynolds, Paul Taylor, Alec Pybus, Peter Ford, Richard Brusell, Simon Crow,
Andy Atkinson, Martin Binks, Matt Fisher, Rob Newton, Mark Pleasance, Simon
Jackson and Steven Card.
Dave Roach, Craig Abbs and Chris Clingham are our drivers.
You can meet the new
members of the Team here.
- a major new development for us to increase our sponsorship ! Today we
open our very own secure on-line shop selling 3 Peaks items ranging from baseball caps
to mugs to ladies underwear. All products bear our 3 Peaks logo, and £1.00
from every item sold goes to our charities. Click our logo anywhere on this
site and be taken direct to our shop,
3 Peaks Gear.
There'll be new products added periodically so make sure you're checking to
see what's new.
- the Snowdon photos that Alec took are now on the web. There's a new page
for the test runs, and you can find Snowdon here.
Also included now is a Site Map - with the site getting bigger and bigger
each day, and now having 30 pages, navigation is starting to be bit more
difficult. The site map has every page, and every external link listed. Just
click on the globe icon scattered around the pages if you want to get to the
Saturday 20 June - our
second and last large scale training session, and what a pig of a day ?
Rain, low cloud cover, wind, horrible, horrible winding little roads, and a
couple of the team not feeling fully fit as well. Even with these things to
put us off, it was still a great day and again much learned from the
Guess what ? There's a
video of course and you can find this along with some photos by following
the link here.
Time is marching on -
just 5 weeks to go.
Watch our Snowdon video !