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9 in 48 Challenge

Ben Clifton, a personal trainer from Heysham, and his client, Richard Halsted, have together raised almost £7,000 with a mammoth endurance challenge this summer.

9 in 48 competitors with their crew

The duo have supported vital cancer research projects across our region by completing the National Three Peaks, the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the Welsh Three Peaks, all within the short space of 48 hours.

Starting with Ben Nevis on a Friday evening and ending with Snowdon on the Sunday, the pair completed the challenge with time to spare at only 46 hours and 14 minutes. They were supported by members of BNI Castle who acted as transport between each challenge and support on the ground, cheering them on at the end of all nine climbs.

Over the two days they walked a combined 64 miles and climbed almost 7,000 metres across the nine mountains.

Ben, who also previously ran the London Marathon for the Charity earlier in the year, said: “We’re both so proud to have completed this challenge for such a worthy cause. I have close connections to the Charity through our BNI group and I am constantly inspired by the work they do and the lives they touch.”