Chard RFC players complete Fire Service Three Peaks Challenge

PUBLISHED: 10:14 01 July 2018

The Chard RFC team that completed a superb challenge to raise over £2,000 to be divided between Chard Rugby Club and the Firefighters Charity. Pictured (back row) Ben Robinson, Gavin Smilie, Martin Carnell, Bill Biss and Matt Tinley. (Front row) Jason Wright and Tom Hopkins. Also part of the team were Andy Trebble and Kieth Milton who drove between mountains a feat of endurance in its self.

The Chard RFC team that completed a superb challenge to raise over £2,000 to be divided between Chard Rugby Club and the Firefighters Charity. Pictured (back row) Ben Robinson, Gavin Smilie, Martin Carnell, Bill Biss and Matt Tinley. (Front row) Jason Wright and Tom Hopkins. Also part of the team were Andy Trebble and Kieth Milton who drove between mountains a feat of endurance in its self.

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Chard Rugby Club entered a mix of members from across the teams in the club into the Fire Service Three Peaks Challenge (climbing the highest mountains in the UK in less than 24 hours, including the driving in between) to raise money for both the Rugby Club and The Firefighters Charity.

In what was some of the hottest temperatures on record and club members from across ages spanning three decades took on the gruelling challenge of climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland at 1,345 metres in height then driving to the English Lake District and climbing Scaffel Pike at 978 metres before heading then to North Wales to scale Mount Snowdon at 1,085 metres bringing them a silver medal with a time of 21 hours and 45 minutes.

The Chard ‘team’ comprised of Ben Robinson, Gavin Smilie, Martin Carnell, Bill Biss, Matt Tinley, Jason Wright and Tom Hopkins whole also part of the team were Andy Trebble and Kieth Milton who drove between mountains - a feat of endurance in its self.

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