Kevin takes on the 3 Peak Challenge for Cancer Research

For his 60th birthday, Lyndhurst Precision engineer Kevin Gaskell decided to forgo a big bash, opting instead to take on a challenge which would daunt most of us, half his age.

4am: Ben Nevis. Kevin is ready for a challenge

In aid of Cancer Research, He ran the three highest peaks of the home nations: Scotland, England and Wales, in that order. All in just 24 hours.

Kevin, who we know loves taking on a challenge, explained why Cancer Research is such an important organisation to him, he said:

“Cancer is something that affects so many people, of all ages and in different ways. So, I really wanted to raise as much as I could, I thought about a bigger challenge but thought that the 3 peaks was more do-able.”

Kevin began training for the challenge back in February. After building up his strength and endurance; on 22nd July at 4am, he first ran Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and finally by 10pm he had run Snowdon. In just 18 hours Kevin covered 26 miles.

In total, Kevin has raised £800 through his Just Giving page, a sum which we will match fund.

Challenge complete! Kevin at the top of Snowdon

Lyndhurst Precision, Managing Director Mark Marriner said,

“Kevin’s amazing achievement deserved some form of recognition, cancer has affected my family and that of many others and without the work of Cancer Research, the outlook for many would be much poorer. The fundraising of people like Kevin, is essential to continuing the battle to beat cancer. All of Kevin’s colleagues are immensely proud of him.