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Clever Software Group Takes on the Three Peaks

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Software developers take on Three Peaks Challenge

The First Steps of 23 Miles in 24 Hours

What started with a passing comment has turned into an actual event. Yes, Clever Software Group is going to be doing the Three Peaks Challenge!

With the aim of undertaking the 24-hour challenge in Spring 2022, a few members of the Clever Software Group team took part in their first training session last weekend. A software developer, head of operations and digital marketing executive go on a walk… There’s a joke in there somewhere.

 

The First Training Session 

Gemma, James, Megan and honorary furry companion Noodle ventured out into the rain on Saturday morning, armed with umbrellas and coffee, to undergo their first Three Peaks training walk. Meeting in Blandford, the group from the bespoke software development company walked a loop of the North Dorset countryside. Making their way across the beautiful grounds of Bryanston School, followed by walking through the chocolate box village of Durweston, the group finished the training session by ambling along the historic North Dorset Trailway Network, finishing back where they started.

Luckily the rain eased throughout the walk and the Clever Software Group team wracked up 6.5 miles along the way. Although a gentle start, it was a good way for the Three Peaks challengers to kick off their hiking journey.

The team will eventually have to tackle Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the three highest mountains in the UK, covering 23 miles in 24 hours. This will be no small task, but with the right training plan, it will be a piece of cake (… right?!)

 

 

Fundraising for an Incredible Cause 

Whilst training and preparing for the Three Peaks Challenge, Clever Software Group will also be fundraising for Hampshire-based charity, Tall Ships Youth Trust.

Founded in 1956, Tall Ships Youth Trust is the UK’s oldest and largest sail training charity. Over its rich 65-year history, the charity has clocked up over two million nautical miles and has taken a staggering 117,000+ trainees to sea. Tall Ships Youth Trust dedicates itself to enabling young people, between the ages of 12 to 25, to fulfil their life potential through adventures at sea.

The sail training charity has a fleet of 5 vessels, including four 72ft Challenger Yachts and a 55ft Ketch. Tall Ships Youth Trust is powered by a flotilla of an incredible body of staff within its head office, sailing staff when not on land and an astounding amount of volunteers, who dedicate countless hours to supporting the charity’s extraordinary efforts.

It will be an absolute honor to fundraise for Tall Ships Youth Trust throughout the duration of the Three Peaks Challenge, not only because it is set within Clever Software Group’s home county, but also to support the vital youth development the charity carries out. So many young people have been affected by the monumental impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; now more than ever, Tall Ships Youth Trust is needed to allow so many young people the opportunity to regain and redefine their ‘new normal’.

 

What Next?

Clever Software Group’s Three Peaks Challenge may be over 8 months away yet, but the team has embarked on a very exciting journey. More information regarding fundraising and how you can sponsor the team will be released in due course, but for now regular updates will be supplied on how the training sessions are going – with snacks and blister plasters at the ready!

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