After months and months of preparation, ups/downs, broken bones, healed bones, rebroken bones, blood, sweat and a fair few tears it’s so incredibly satisfying to being able to say that we actually completed the 4321 Challenge! For those who don’t know what these random digits stand for, the 4321 Challenge was basically a bonkers endurance feat concocted by four bonkers people who all happen to live in Bristol.
4 friends, 3 mountains, 2 wheels, 1 challenge. http://4321challenge.org
It went a little something like this……
Start at the foot of Snowdon at 9am on Friday. Run 8 miles up the highest mountain in Wales, climbing nearly 2,789 feet. Hop on bikes for 168 miles of riding and 8,104 feet of climbing to Scafell Pike. Run 11 miles up said Pike, with 3,478 feet of climbing. Cycle 253miles to the foot of Ben Nevis, with 13,615 feet of climbing. Arrive at 2am ready for a 10 mile jaunt up and down the highest mountain in Britain: 4,593 feet of climbing.
Total = 29 miles of mountain running and 420 miles of cycling. Just over an hour of sleep. All in 47 hours and 47minutes.
Did I say bonkers?!
There’s not one adjective that comes close to describing how I am feeling a few days after we finished at Ben Nevis’s bottom…exhilarated, motivated, exhausted, overjoyed, satisfied, relieved, drained, inspired, and so incredibly incredibly empowered.
For me, the whole point of life is to …